Magic on the Mall

Update November 27th, 2022: The Holly Trolley and Music on the Mall have been cancelled today due to weather. Please join us next Saturday for more Magic on the Mall fun.

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.

Elves in Cville
November 26th – January 8th
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 26th – January 8th. 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. Follow @friendsofcville and tag your scavenger hunt photos #ElvesinCville for a chance to win weekly raffle prizes. Download your North Pole Pass here.

Peppermint Trail
November 26th – January 8th
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.

Selfies with Santa
Saturdays, November 26th – December 24th
12 – 4 PM

Santa is coming to the Downtown Mall every Saturday afternoon from Thanksgiving through Christmas. Bring your families downtown to share your wish list with Santa and snap a photo for your holiday card.

Holly Trolley
Saturday & Sunday, November 26th – December 24th
12 – 4 PM

The Friends of CVille Holly Trolley will be available to take a ride down the mall every weekend during the holiday season. Come enjoy the magic with us!

Live Performances
Sundays November 27th – December 18th
There will be live musical performances every Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM.