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The City of Charlottesville and UVA Community Credit Union invite you to experience Grand Illumination! on Friday, December 2nd from 5pm–8pm at Central Place on the Downtown Mall!

This popular community event is free for all ages and includes live musical performances, fun kid crafts, character photos, a visit from Santa, a free movie screening, and of course... illuminating the community tree!  

COMMUNITY CARES AND CRAFTS - NEW! (5PM–7PM)
The Paramount Theater will host Community Cares and Crafts where local nonprofits will be available to provide fun crafts for the kids and helpful information about their organizations. Toy Lift Charities will be on hand to exchange a raffle ticket for every toy dropped off from 5PM–7PM. Free face painting and concessions are also available as well as photos with Mrs. Claus and Friends! 

HOLIDAY CONCERT (5PM–7:30PM)
The stage at Central Place will feature some amazing local musical talent including the Virginia Gentlemen, the Virginia Consort Carolers, Live Arts Players, DMR Adventures, Mosaic Children's Choir, Wilson School of Dance and more!  

GRAND ILLUMINATION! WITH SANTA & FRIENDS (7:30PM)
Join us as we count down to the Grand Illumination of the community tree and a special visit from Santa Claus!

FREE SCREENING OF ELF (8PM)
Immediately following the tree lighting ceremony, the Paramount Theater will offer a free screening of the movie "Elf" starring Will Ferrell!

TOY LIFT AND HOLIDAY MARKET
Before the Grand Illumination festivities begin, join us at City Hall Plaza (next to the Sprint Pavilion) from 9AM–4PM for the 2nd annual Downtown Toy Lift and Holiday Market!