Join Andrea Copeland-Whitsett and Antonio Rice on the stage at Central Place as they
host an amazing set of local musical talent, including: The Oratorio Society of Virginia, Black Voices, The Virginia Gentlemen, The Virginia Consort Carolers, The Children's Choir of Central Virginia, DMR Adventures, and more!
SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
Grab you smartphone and post a photo or text using #cvillegrand on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
and watch yourself on the giant on-stage display!
COMMUNITY CARES AND CRAFTS
Kids can get creative with fun activity and craft tables provided by local businesses and organizations while parents can collect helpful information. PLUS - Toy Lift Charities will be on hand to exchange a raffle ticket for every toy or cash donation dropped off between 5:30PM and 7:30PM for a chance to win gift certificates to participating downtown businesses!
COUNTDOWN TO GRAND ILLUMINATION!
Join us as we count down to the lighting of the community tree with a spectacular projection mapping display produced by the talented Doc Jim and then watch as over 20,000 LED lights turn Downtown Central Place into a glowing wonderland! Immediately afterwards we'll be visited by Santa Claus and a few of his North Pole friends!
THE PARAMOUNT THEATER PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS STORY
After the tree lighting, head to the Paramount Theater for a free screening of the
classic holiday movie A Christmas Story with free popcorn!
DOWNTOWN TOY LIFT AND HOLIDAY MARKET
Before the Grand Illumination festivities begin, join us at City Hall Plaza (next to the Sprint Pavilion)
for the 3rd annual Downtown Toy Lift and Holiday Market!