Kickoff Events during First Night Virginia

Ring in the New Year with Celebrate!250 events that are part of First Night Virginia!

Starting at 1:00pm

  • Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Open House and Historical Exhibit 1-5pm
  • Historical Downtown Scavenger Hunt 1-5pm
  •  Historical Display: A Pictorial History of Transportation in Charlottesville, CitySpace, 1-8pm

City Hall Council Chambers Events:

  • 2:00pm Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life, free, City Hall
  • 4:00pm Community Photo Series: A Walk in Charlottesville in 1976 with John Shepard
  • 5:00pm Community Discussion Series: The History of the Charlottesville Police Department with Bob Romanac
  • 7:00pm & 8:00pm Looking Back: Recollections of Charlottesville with Preston Coiner

The nTelos Wireless Pavilion is THE place to be New Year’s Eve
as we count down to midnight!

  • 4:00pm Images of Charlottesville Over the Past 100 Years, by Steve Trumbull of Charlottesville Then and Now
  • 6:00pm Celebrate!250 Launch Party
  • 6:30pm Celebrate!250 Laser Show – featuring music from classic rock to today’s latest hits (Sponsored by Charlottesville Gas)
  • 7:30pm Airing of UVA Chick Fil-A Bowl Game. Watch the Cavaliers play the Auburn Tigers on the BIG screen
  • 11:00pm Musical performance by local favorites The Gladstones  – Straight, old school rock ‘n’ roll of every variety
  • 11:45pm Laser Light Show by Lasertainment Prepare to be amazed by this spectacular laser light show, finished off with the Midnight Ball Drop (Sponsored by Charlottesville Gas)
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