Blackstone Virginia's Grand Illumination and Holiday Open House begins at 6 p.m. on November 25, 2016 at Seay Park and continues all along the Main Street of Blackstone. This event is sponsored by Downtown Blackstone, Inc. The stores stay open for business later and offer holiday specials. Many Shopkeepers dress in period dress, there are Carriage Rides, music along the street, face painting, and beautifully decorated Christmas displays. Also free tours of Historic Schwartz Tavern & the Robert Thomas Carriage Museum. Special attraction: The Bevells Hardware Giant Train Display!