Charlottesville's Grand Illumination

Charlottesville's Grand Illumination

Fri, Dec 3, 2021

Charlottesville's Grand Illumination

The City of Charlottesville and UVA Community Credit Union present Charlottesville's Grand Illumination on Friday, December 3 from 5-8PM at Ting Pavilion! 

This spectacular community tree lighting event features music, food, games, prizes, special guests, and plenty of holiday fun for all ages. Admission is free and parking is complimentary at Market and Water Street garages beginning at 4 p.m.

**Masks are required for all event attendees 2 years of age and older while not consuming food or beverages**

THE GRAND ILLUMINATION HOLIDAY CONCERT sponsored by Ting

The Grand Illumination Holiday Concert brings 12 exciting musical acts to the pavilion stage and features America's Got Talent favorites American Military Spouses Choir and Voices of Service!

Performers include Wilson School of DanceErin & The Wildfire, Jessica Eldridge, Rebecca PorterTheoclesGrayson TorrenceBerto & VincentLora Kelley and the Choirs of CHS.

GAMES, GIVEAWAYS & SPECIAL GUESTS

It’s a kid-centric wonderland with bounce houses, face painting, games, and a fantastic ride on the Holiday Train! Be sure to have your camera ready, you never know who may show up wanting to take a selfie with you! Plus, local nonprofits and area businesses will give away goodies, raffles, and great info!

HOLIDAY MARKET & CHARLOTTESVILLE ALE TRAIL

Browse the Charlottesville Holiday Market for tasty treats, holiday crafts and hot food and beverages! And don't miss the Charlottesville Ale Trail tent for local craft beer and wine selections!

COUNTDOWN TO GRAND ILLUMINATION

At 7:15 p.m., join us as we count down to Charlottesville's Grand Illumination of the Holiday Tree and watch as 20,000 LED lights transform City Hall Plaza into a glowing wonderland! Plus, a special visit from Santa and his North Pole friends!

GRAND ILLUMINATION AFTER PARTY

NEW FOR 2021! After the tree lighting at 7:15 p.m., get ready to keep the party going with swinging holiday music provided by the region's favorite swing band Good Shot Judy! Plus, food and beverages will continue to be served as long as the music is playing and the party is hopping!

 

Free Show

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