Shirlington to Light Up Tonight Despite Dreary Weather

by ARLnow.com November 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm 4,157 11 Comments

The 10th annual “Light Up The Village” Christmas tree lighting event is still scheduled tonight in Shirlington despite the cold, wet weather.

Shirlington Village said the event will go on despite the inclement conditions via its Twitter account. The light-up ceremony is expected to feature live holiday music from The Lovejoy Group, photos with Santa, face painting, balloon twisting, strolling entertainment and horse and carriage rides (with a non-perishable donation to the Arlington Food Assistance Center).

There will also be specials and promotions at Shirlington Village merchants, including free coffee or apple cider at Busboys and Poets, and free kids meals (with an adult entrée) at Capitol City Brewing Company.

The festivities are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The tree lighting will take place at 6:30, and photos with Santa will begin at the UPS Store at 6:45. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Spicoli

    Dude, did someone say light up?!

  • Mary-Austin

    I for one am offended by the term Christmas tree.

    It should be called a Vibrancy tree instead in honor of Arlington’s rich diversity.

  • MrMeow

    I’m offended that when people talk about “christmas” here they aren’t referring to Orthodox Christmas which takes place in January! I feel so left out I might have to sue or something.

    • MrsMeow

      I’m offended that you’re offended.

    • drax

      I’m offended that people still think the “I’m offended” joke is still funny.

  • crazy people

    I’m offended that your offended that she’s offended.

  • Shirlingtonian

    Fa la la la la la la la la

  • AL

    Inclement conditions? They have to be kidding me. It’s as if they want to be lighting a damn Christmas tree when it’s 80 degrees outside!

    • Josh S

      Yeah, this item is only a smidge or two removed from the Onion. Hello? It’s winter? (Well, almost…)

  • bacon

    I thought that lit up and fired up thing happened last Wednesday night in Shirlington.

  • Sam the Cat

    Why do we still observe Christmas Day? Why is there even a holiday on the 25th of December? It should be a work day. How about re-branding the 25th of December as ‘Tree Day’

    Another idea would be to call it Allahu Akbar day and celebrate it with massive explosions. Sadly, this too would go against atheist tenants. How about calling it Science Day establishing the cornerstone humanities morality as purely the pursuit of science.


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