Charlottesville's Grand Illumination

Charlottesville's Grand Illumination

Fri, Dec 2, 2022

Charlottesville's Grand Illumination

The City of Charlottesville and UVA Community Credit Union present Charlottesville's Grand Illumination on Friday, December 2 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 from 5-9 p.m.

THE GRAND ILLUMINATION HOLIDAY CONCERT sponsored by Ting

The Grand Illumination Holiday Concert brings seven exciting musical acts to the Ting Pavilion stage in celebration of the holiday season! Past performers have included The Virginia Consort Carolers, Terri Allard, The Virginia Sil'hooettes, DMR Adventures, The Jeffersonland Chorus, Art Wheeler, Music Resource Center, The Charlottesville Band, Voices of Service, American Military Spouses Choir, and many more!

GAMES, GIVEAWAYS & SPECIAL GUESTS

It’s a kid-centric wonderland with bounce houses, face painting, games, and photo-ops! Plus, local nonprofits and area businesses will give away goodies, raffles, and great info!

HOLIDAY MARKET & CHARLOTTESVILLE ALE TRAIL

Browse over two dozen Holiday Market vendors for tasty treats, holiday crafts and hot food and beverages, while our friends at Charlottesville Ale Trail serve up a great selection of local craft beers and wine!

COUNTDOWN TO GRAND ILLUMINATION

Join us at 7:25 p.m. 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, don't miss a special visit from Santa!

Free Show

SHOWINGS