Spread the Christmas Cheer in Cville!

People enjoying the nightlife in Charlottesville

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”-Buddy, The Elf


While we don’t sing from the rooftops with our Christmas carols, we are so happy to share our wonderful Charlottesville during this time of year. The season really kicks off with the Downtown Mall Grand Illumination and holiday movies at The Paramount Theater. Who doesn’t love a good Home Alone movie on the big screen?  Don't forget the annual Brew and Buddy Run plus screening of Elf. Don your best Elf costume and takke to the streets at 4pm to run past some of our favorite pub stops. Return to the Paramount by 6pm to enjoy Elf the movie.

UVA's Lighting of the Lawn, a night where the academical village comes aglow with beautiful LED lights and plenty of holiday caroling with the various UVA  a Capella groups. A real like Pitch Perfect magical experience! The lights stay on throughout the holiday season so stop by to catch a festive Rotunda anytime in December. 

The musical city of Charlottesville, has so many amazing holiday concerts that it’s even hard to know where to begin. From the Paramount Theater to The Jefferson to The Southern to UVA, get out of the cold and warm up with some great performances. 

We also like to venture up to The Market at Grelen, a European-style Garden shop set on a 600-acre nursery. The festive fare is top notch and Santa even looks like the REAL thing! There's walking trails, Christmas trees, and an adorable cafe for a quick bite and some hot cocoa. 

A new lighted spectacle is Veritas Illuminated. Soak up the twinkling displays throughout the vineyard then head inside to the open-late tasting room.

Boar's Head puts on an incredible, interactive light display each year that's full of magic. Winter Wander will fill your heart with cheer and is a family tradition for many! 

If you are looking for a way to give back to the beloved community, there are many ways to do that at this time of year:

 Meals on Wheels

City of Promise

Abundant Life


The Haven


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