Grand Illumination in Downtown Charlottesville
As tradition calls for, the Grand Illumination of the Christmas tree on the Downtown Mall will be held on Friday, December 4. This 18 year old Christmas tradition brings families together every year near the Paramount theater to listen to singing groups from the University of Virginia and local middle and high schools, and watch as the downtown mall begins to glow with festive lights.
And of course Santa will be there! The Charlottesville Fire Department will be escorting Santa down the mall on a fire truck entertaining kids of all ages. Start the first December weekend right with a little holiday cheer, a nice dinner, and the Grand Illumination.