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First Night Virginia

  • December 31, 2010 - December 31, 2010
  • Location: The Downtown Mall
  • Times: 4 pm - midnight
  • 434-975-8269
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Every year on New Year's Eve, thousands of people come to the Downtown Mall to take part in this fun-filled celebration of the arts, a Charlottesville tradition now in its 29th year. This year's event offers music, dancing, comedy, juggling, a Kid Fest, midnight ball drop and more! Kids under 5 are free. Visit for more information. 

You can purchase wristbands online at These wristbands are "will call." They will not be mailed to you and must be picked up at First Night Virginia Headquarters. 

Wristbands are also available for purchase at these local retail outlets:
BB&T - 29N
BB&T - Crozet
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports - Barracks Road Shopping Center
Carpet Plus - McIntire Business Park
Paramount Theater - Downtown Mall
Rock Paper Scissors - Downtown Mall

Starting December 29, you can also purchase wristbands at First Night Virginia Headquarters, in the atrium of the Omni Hotel. The Omni is on the West end of the Downtown Mall. Headquarters will be open from 10:00am-3:00pm December 29 and 30 and from 10:00am until midnight on December 31.

Wristband Prices are:
December 1 - 30: Adults $15, Kids 6-15 $5, Family Pack $35
December 31: Adults $18, Kids 6-15 $5, Family Pack $42


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