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Leaf collection begins Monday, October 28th. Service features include: Loose leaf collection (no bags); Text-alert system for schedule and reminders; and a convenient drop off location. Learn more: www.charlottesville.org/leaves

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4:30 PM– 7:30 PM

HOLIDAY CONCERT
A talented cast of local musical artists will rock the Sprint Pavilion stage with feel good music and favorite holiday classics!

GUMDROP SQUARE
Take a ride on Mrs. Claus' Holiday Train, get your face painted, and bounce to the beat in inflatable fun houses!

SANTA'S WORKSHOP
Kids can get creative with fun craft and activity tables provided by local businesses and organizations while parents can collect helpful information!

REINDEER GAMES
Test your skills with fun, interactive games!

HOLIDAY MARKET
Over 20 City Market vendors will be offering their holiday goodies for sale!

CHARLOTTESVILLE ALE TRAIL
Try tasty selections of beer and wine from six different Charlottesville Breweries!

TOY LIFT RAFFLE
Toy Lift Charities will be on hand to exchange a raffle ticket for every toy or cash donation dropped off between 4:30 pm and 7 pm for a chance to win gift certificates to participating downtown businesses and a ride in the bucket truck!

SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
Post a photo or text on Twitter or Instagram using #cvillegrand and watch yourself on the giant on-stage display!

VISUAL ARTISTRY BY DOC JIM
Watch as the Sprint Pavilion rooftop is transformed into a magical animated display by local projection mapper Doc Jim!

7:30PM

COUNTDOWN TO GRAND ILLUMINATION!
Join us as we count down to the lighting of the holiday tree and watch as over 20,000 LED bulbs illuminate Downtown! Santa Claus and a few of his North Pole friends will be on hand to celebrate as well!

7:45 PM

FREE HOLIDAY MOVIE SCREENING
After the tree lighting, cozy up under the Sprint Pavilion for a free screening of a classic holiday movie the whole family can enjoy!