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Plenty of Holiday Events in Arlington This Weekend

by ARLnow.com December 9, 2011 at 10:52 am 4,043 6 Comments

There’s going to be plenty of Christmas cheer to go around in Arlington this weekend. A sleigh-ful of holiday events are planned around the county. Among them:

  • Winter Wonderland in Clarendon — This event will feature family-friendly holiday activities and entertainment, including strolling carolers, professional ice sculptors and free photos with Santa. Mix 107.3 FM will be broadcasting live and the Marine Corps will be collecting toys and cash for their Toys for Tots campaign.
    • Saturday, 4:00 to 7:30 p.m., Market Common Clarendon (2700 Clarendon Blvd)
  • The Gift of Art Reception — Support local artists and buy a unique, artful gift at this holiday showcase event.
    • Saturday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Arlington Arts Gallery (5179 Lee Highway)
  • Shirlington SantaCon — This daytime bar crawl encourages participants to come dressed as Mr. or Mrs. Claus as they go from bar to bar in Shirlington Village. The $15 registration fee will benefit the charity Dreams for Kids.
    • Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Shirlington Village (2700 S. Quincy Street)
  • Good Sports Holiday Party — Good Sports of Arlington will be holding its 6th Annual Holiday Party to benefit its Scholarship Fund for Arlington students. This year’s event will feature a raffle with prizes such as Capitals tickets, Presidents Club seats to a Nationals game, and a weekend getaway to Virginia’s brewery and vineyard area outside Charlottesville.
    • Saturday, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Crystal City Sports Pub (529 S. 23rd Street)
  • National Chamber Ensemble Holiday Concert — The National Chamber Ensemble and talented young guest musicians play seasonal favorites as well as a traditional carol sing-along. Tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for students.
    • Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Artisphere Spectrum Theatre (1101 Wilson Blvd)
  • Holiday Concerts and Sing Along — The award-winning, all-female Potomac Harmony Chorus will present its annual Holiday Concert and Sing-Along. Admission is free, but donations will be collected on behalf of Doorways for Women and Families.
    • Sunday, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., NRECA Conference Center (4301 Wilson Blvd)
  • Christmas Movie Festival — Christmas-themed movie classics are shown at the big screen at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. The lineup includes: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Story, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Scrooged, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
    • Sunday, 12:00 to 9:00 p.m., Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)

  • novasteve

    I”m offended! Why is the Christmas Movie Festival Limited to Christmas movies? cant they at least show the Hebrew Hammer so I don’t feel left out? Don’t my feelings matter?

    • drax

      Go yammer about automatic transmissions and smoking bans.

    • Nina

      Please try not to be so easily offended. Why would an event titled “CHRISTMAS” movie festival” offer anything else? Perhaps if the event was titled “HOLIDAY movie festival, you would have a good point. If I am a vegan, am I going to yell at the dude at the burger joint because all he has to offer are burgers?

      • drax

        Welcome to Arlnow, Nina. Steve was being sarcastic.

  • Rick

    “Shirlington SantaCon — Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., This daytime bar crawl encourages participants to come dressed as Mr. or Mrs. Claus as they go from bar to bar in Shirlington Village”.

    Participating from 11am to 9pm — yeap I’d be “Bar Crawling” for sure by 9pm

  • Shellshock

    You forgot one of the most memorable events at Arlington Cemetery – Wreaths Across America
    http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/about-us/the-arlington-story/

    On December 10th, the Opening Ceremony starts at 8:30 A.M at the Memorial Amphitheater near the Tomb of the Unknowns. During our sectional wreath layings special wreath ceremonies will occur at President Kennedy’s grave (11:00 A.M); at the USS Battleship Maine Mast Memorial (11:30 A.M.), and at the Tomb of the Unknowns (12 Noon). Depending on the number of wreaths we receive, general wreath laying may last well into the afternoon. No other formal registration or sign-up is required. Just show up at the designated time and place.

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