Magic on the Mall

This winter season celebrate the holiday festivities in Downtown Charlottesville. Presented by Friends of Charlottesville Downtown and the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau, there is something for every member of the family during Magic on the Mall. Join us to experience winter splendor and wonder FREE OF CHARGE. Want to save the full rundown? Download our calendar of events here.

Elves in Cville
November 25th – December 31st
Santa is sending Scout Elves to Downtown Charlottesville for a magical scavenger hunt! Saint Nick has granted these special elves permission to remain in Charlottesville from November 25th – December 31st. You can pick up your North Pole Pass (and holiday stamp) at Charlottesville Insider on the Downtown Mall, from the CACVB vans, or download the digital version. Download your North Pole Pass here.

Peppermint Trail
November 25th – December 31st
Follow the trail of peppermints on the sidewalks of Downtown Charlottesville to discover all sorts of treats featuring the favorite red and white candy. From candy cane coffees at morning brunch to craft cocktails sipped by candlelight, you’ll find peppermint treats round almost every corner. Want to plan your journey? Download the Peppermint Trail Map here.

Best in Snow Windows
November 25th – December 31st
Your favorite downtown spots are in a festive faceoff for the title of best holiday window decoration! Come down and vote for who you think has the jolliest windows.

Selfies with Santa
Saturday, November 25th & December 16th
10 AM – 2 PM

Santa is coming to the Downtown Mall on Saturday, November 25th & December 16th, from 10 AM – 2 PM. Bring your family downtown to share your wish list with Santa and snap a photo for your holiday card!

Holly Trolley
Saturday & Sunday, November 25th – December 23th
10 AM – 2 PM

The Jolly Holly Trolley will be available to take a ride down the mall every weekend during the holiday season. Come enjoy the magic Downtown!

Hanukkah Celebration
December 10th
Join the Chutzpah Chorus from Congregation Beth Israel and the Chabad House from the University of Virginia for a fun celebration of the fourth night of Hanukkah!