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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

4:30 PM – 7 PM

HOLIDAY CONCERT
Local bands and community choirs will get toes tapping and hearts soaring from the pavilion stage! And use #cvillegrand on Twitter and Instagram to get your image on the pavilion big screen!

GUMDROP SQUARE PRESENTED BY PARTY STARTS HERE
Take a ride on the Holiday Train, pose for photos with Mrs. Claus and her North Pole friends, and enjoy face painting and balloon art!

SANTA'S WORKSHOP
Get crafty with fun materials provided by local businesses and organizations!

REINDEER GAMES
Kids can test their skills with fun, interactive games and inflatable obstacle courses!

4:30 PM – 9 PM

HOLIDAY MARKET
Over 25 city market vendors will be offering their unique holiday goods for sale!

CHARLOTTESVILLE ALE TRAIL
Try tasty selections of beer and wine from Charlottesville-area breweries!

TOY LIFT RAFFLE
Toy Lift Charities will be on hand to receive your donation in exchange for a raffle ticket - winners will be announced that evening!

VISUAL ARTISTRY BY DOC JIM
Throughout the evening the magical artistry of Doc Jim will transform the Sprint Pavilion rooftop into an animated masterpiece!

7:15 PM

COUNTDOWN TO GRAND ILLUMINATION!
The holiday tree has found a new home next to the Sprint Pavilion! Be there as over 20,000 LED lights turn City Hall Plaza into a glowing wonderland!

ARRIVAL OF SANTA CLAUS
We may know WHEN he'll arrive... but do we know HOW? You'll have to be there to see Santa's GRAND entrance!

7:30 PM

FREE HOLIDAY MOVIE
After the tree-lighting celebration, huddle up with friends and family under the Sprint Pavilion for a free screening of a classic holiday movie!