CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- You might notice a big Christmas tree the next time you're walking along the Downtown Mall.

Charlottesville's Grand Illumination holiday tree is up at City Hall Plaza. It'll be wrapped in 20,000 lights over the course of the week.

The tree comes from a Christmas tree farm in Augusta County, owned by Carol and Bob Brydge. This holiday tree is taller than previous ones.

Charlottesville City's Grand Illumination event, presented by UVA Community Credit Union, will be Dec. 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It'll be in-person again, unlike last year's virtual ceremony.

"You know, the community's been through a lot obviously, and just to kind of have an event like this to kind of take a break and relieve some stress. It's going to be really exciting this year," said Joe Rice, the city's deputy director of communications.

Look out for a new after-party and a different way Santa is being presented. There will also be a holiday concert sponsored by Ting.

The city will start taking name suggestions for the tree on Wednesday, then a poll will open next week. You can go to the city's website or Facebook to put in a suggestion and get more information about the event.