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Charlottesville's Grand Illumination
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Submitted Press Release | The Paramount Theater | Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at 4:25 p.m.
The Paramount Theater, the City of Charlottesville, Ting, and the UVA Community Credit Union present Charlottesville's Grand Illumination! Join us on the Downtown Mall as we welcome the holiday season with a community event for all, including the lighting of the community tree and a FREE screening of Home Alone [PG] on the Big Screen at The Paramount! Charlottesville's Grand Illumination festivities will begin at 5:30PM on November 30, with the movie screening at 8:00PM on the big screen.
  
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:30PM-7:30PM - HOLIDAY CONCERT
Join Andrea Copeland-Whitsett on the stage at Central Place as she welcomes a talented cast of local musical artists ready to fill the air with your favorite holiday classics including: The Oratorio Society of Virginia, Black Voices, The Virginia Gentlemen, The Virginia Consort Carolers, The Children's Choir of Central Virginia, DMR Adventures, and more!

SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
Grab you smartphone and post a photo or text using #cvillegrand on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and watch yourself on the giant on-stage display!

5:30PM-7:00PM - COMMUNITY CARES AND CRAFTS
Come down and meet representatives from local businesses and organizations as they provide helpful information along with fun activities and engaging crafts for the kids! PLUS - Toy Lift Charities will be on hand to exchange a raffle ticket for every donation dropped off between 5:30PM and 7:00PM for a chance to win gift certificates to  participating downtown businesses!

7:30PM - COUNTDOWN TO GRAND ILLUMINATION!
Join us as we count down to the lighting of the community tree with a spectacular projection mapping display produced by The AV Company and watch as over 20,000 LED lights turn Downtown Central Place into a glowing wonderland! Immediately afterward we'll be visited by Santa Claus and a few of his North Pole friends!

8:00PM - THE PARAMOUNT THEATER PRESENTS HOME ALONE
After the tree lighting, head to The Paramount Theater for a free screening of the classic holiday movie Home Alone!
 
This community event is free and open to the public.
 
About Home Alone:
 
When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home. 
 

 

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