FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2022
Charlottesville's 25th Annual Grand Illumination This Friday, December 2nd
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville and UVA Community Credit Union present Charlottesville's 25th Annual Grand Illumination with Holiday Concert sponsored by Ting, this Friday, December 2nd from 5-8 PM.
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 the Market Street and Water Street garages from 5-9 PM.
The Grand Illumination Holiday Concert brings eight exciting musical acts to the Ting Pavilion stage. Don't miss Banks Collage Elite Empire, Theocles, Front Porch Hometown Choir, Charlottesville Band Brass Quintet, Western Albemarle High School Choir, Berto & Vincent, The Choirs of CHS, and Lora Kelley!
Past performers have included The Virginia Consort Carolers, Terri Allard, The Virginia Sil'hooettes, DMR Adventures, The Jeffersonland Chorus, Art Wheeler, Music Resource Center, Voices of Services, American Military Spouses Choir, and many more.
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 and great info! Browse over two dozen Holiday Market vendors for tasty treats, holiday crafts, hot food, and a great selection of craft beverages from our friends at Charlottesville Ale Trail.
Join us at 7:25 PM and watch as 20,000 LED lights transform City Hall Plaza into a glowing wonderland, along with a visit from Santa and a screening of the holiday special "Shrek the Halls" at Ting Pavilion!
Presented by the City of Charlottesville and UVA Community Credit Union, with Holiday Concert sponsored by Ting. Supporting Sponsor is Dominion Energy. Broadcast Sponsor is NBC 29. Media Sponsors are Z95.1 FM and The Daily Progress. Event Sponsors are BOUNCE Play-n-Create, C-ville Weekly, Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, and Ting Pavilion.
For more information, visit www.cvillegrand.com
Public Engagement Coordinator
City of Charlottesville