The star is worth the trip up the mountain any time, day or night and is one of the most beautiful views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. However, the best time to see it is at night during the Christmas holidays. The star changes color for special holidays, and the City of Roanoke is also decked out for the season. Be sure to stop by this amazing landmark any time you're in the Roanoke Valley, you won't be sorry. There's a reason Roanoke is known as "The Star City", so go check it out!