The City of Charlottesville and UVA Community Credit Union present Charlottesville's Grand Illumination on Friday, December 6 at its NEW LOCATION at SPRINT PAVILION with festivities starting at 4:30 pm!
The city's signature holiday tree-lighting celebration is free for all ages to enjoy featuring live music, fun games and activities, kids' crafts, food and beverages, over 20,000 LED bulbs illuminating the holiday tree at City Hall Plaza, and so much more!
New attractions for 2019 include:
• Grand Illumination Countdown at City Hall Plaza
The holiday tree has found a new home at City Hall Plaza next to the Sprint Pavilion!
• Holiday Concert at the Pavilion
Local bands and community choirs will get toes tapping and hearts soaring live from the Pavilion stage!
• Gumdrop Square
Take a ride on Mrs. Claus' Holiday Train, get your face painted, and bounce to the beat in inflatable fun houses!
• Santa's Workshop
Get crafty with materials provided by local businesses and organizations!
• Reindeer Games
Test your skills with fun, interactive games!
• Charlottesville Ale Trail
Try tasty selections of beer and wine from six different Charlottesville Breweries!
• Holiday Market
Over 20 city market vendors will be offering their holiday goodies for sale!
• Toy Lift Raffle
Toylift Charities will be on hand to receive your generous donation in exchange for a raffle ticket and a ride in the famous bucket truck!
• Movie Under the Pavilion
After the tree lighting, join us under the Pavilion for a special free screening of a classic holiday movie!
• Pavilion Projection
Throughout the evening the magical artistry of Doc Jim will transform the Sprint Pavilion rooftop into an animated masterpiece!
We hope you can join us for an evening of celebration and holiday fun at Charlottesville's Grand Illumination 2019!