GI21 Event Map
COVID Mask Policy & On-site Vaccinations
Masks are required for all event staff and strongly recommended for all attendees 2 years of age and older due to crowd congestion. The Blue Ridge Health District will be on-site to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to those 5 years of age and older. No ID or insurance needed. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a consenting adult.
Complimentary Parking, Security Measures & Street Closure Alert
Complimentary parking is available at Water and Market Street garages after 4 p.m. Security bag check stations will be set up at all entrances for the duration of the event, please consider arriving early to avoid waiting.
Vehicular Downtown Mall Crossings at 2nd and 4th streets will be closed at 4 pm on December 3rd. City Hall and Annex parking lots at 7th Street and Key Rec Center will be closed at 2 p.m.
"OATMEAL" WINS COMMUNITY TREE NAMING CONTEST!
Out of 3,359 votes, "Oatmeal" took a whopping 1,202 votes (35.8%)!
The name is definitely a fan favorite as it has made the top 3 in voting over the last few years. You may recognize it from the beloved television holiday classic "Frosty the Snowman" as an eager little boy wanted to give his magical snowman friend the endearing name, but was ultimately overruled by his peers.
That memorable scene has been melting the hearts of the viewing public ever since the program first aired back on December 7, 1969 and we have not had adequate opportunity to honor that little boy’s naming wish... until now!
Rounding out the other top vote getters: Chicken Tree 956 (28.5%), Treeyoncé Noels 240 (7.1%), Timotree Chalamet 225 (6.7%), Snoop Logg 222 (6.6%), Spruce Almighty 210 (6.3%), Sprucella Cville 187 (5.6%), and Fir Elton John 117 (3.5%)
GI21 Holiday Tree Installation Timelapse Video
Participate in Grand Illumination 2021!
If you would like to inquire about SPONSORSHIPS, email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: GI21 Sponsorship) or text/call 434-409-8226.
If you are a LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION interested in hosting a table, email email@example.com (subject: GI21 Nonprofit)
If you are a LOCAL FOOD/HOLIDAY CRAFT VENDOR interested in participating in the Grand Illumination Holiday Market, email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: GI21 Holiday Market)
If you would like to inquire about VOLUNTEER opportunities, email email@example.com (subject: GI21 Volunteer)
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
City of Charlottesville • UVA Community Credit Union
HOLIDAY CONCERT SPONSOR
The AV Company
Z95.1 WQMZ-FM • C-ville Weekly • The Daily Progress
More Event Sponsors
BOUNCE Play-n-Create • The Bridge PAI • Charlottesville Parks & Recreation • Reinbow Miniatures • Ting Pavilion • Zilog80.com
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Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-409-8226