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Arlington Agenda: December 4-10

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.


Conversations With Tyler: Ross Douthat *
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

New York Times editorial columnist and leading conservative thinker Ross Douthat joins Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging dialogue as part of the Mercatus Center’s Conversations with Tyler series at George Mason University’s Founders Hall.

Carols and Ale *
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub (3207 Washington Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays with good company, communal singing, and giving back. Attendees are invited to bring donations for Doorways for Women and Families: Paper towels, dish soap, disinfectant wipes, Target gift cards and/or monetary gifts.


Holiday Cheer on Tap
Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston (4610 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season with colleagues, friends and neighbors in Ballston alongside the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Ballston BID. Enjoy drinks and appetizers while networking with fellow local business leaders.

Fill the Cruiser
Pentagon Row (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Officers from the Arlington County Police Department will collect new, unwrapped toys as part of Operation Santa to donate to needy children. Donations can also be made at police headquarters (1425 N. Courthouse Road) until December 15.


Home Alone
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m.

As part of the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse’s Christmas Movie Festival, view a screening of holiday classic Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin as a child that gets left at home by his parents. Another screening is on Monday, December 11.


Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
Sheraton Pentagon City (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 93rd annual meeting will be a celebration of 2017 and the exciting future. The meeting details the Chamber’s key initiatives and plans for the coming year, with a keynote address from County Board chair Jay Fisette.

Miracle on 23rd Street
Linden Resources (750 23rd Street S.)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

The annual Arlington holiday tradition features The Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa arriving on an fire truck, a visit with Santa, face painting for children and holiday musical entertainment. Guests are encouraged to dress warmly.


Wakefield High School Holiday Shop
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wakefield High School students, clubs, activities and teams will be selling fair trade and hand-made items to raise money for activities at the school. Current vendors include 10,000 Villages, Wakefield Boosters, Colette’s Popcorn and more.

Grump! Arts and Crafts Show
Crystal City Underground (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

A chance to shop locally and have your photo taken with the Grumpy Yeti. More than 50 vendors will appear, chosen by jury every October. Items available include clothes, jewelry, greeting cards, cosmetics, art and accessories.


Bubbles & Beyond *
Twisted Vines (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A casual tasting event featuring a variety of sparkling wines and various bite-sized pairings of food. Stations will be setup throughout the restaurant with wine professionals taking you through the wine’s story and how best to pair for the season.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington and its neighbors have become more segregated in the last 10 years while fair housing legislation at the state level faces significant roadblocks. Arlington’s fair housing enforcement, education, and commitment to equity practices in housing policy and programs are beginning to show signs of improvement but much more needs to be done. 

Join the NAACP Arlington Branch, HOME of Virginia, and Equal Rights Center for the 2nd Annual Arlington Fair Housing Conference on April 15th to discuss the threats and opportunities to advancing fair housing policy across the state and within Arlington.

The half-day, in-person event will feature speakers from fair housing advocacy organizations and government agencies including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and focus on fair housing policy trends in Virginia and Arlington County. The conference aims to advance the understanding of issues and policies related to equity and affirmatively further fair housing among local officials, advocates, and members of the public.

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Is home ownership a goal of yours in 2023? Now is the time to make it happen! Grab a (virtual) drink with the area’s top Real Estate experts, learn all about the home buying process and on how you can get $1,500 towards your closing costs immediately!

Did you know the average Arlington renter will spend $150K in 5 years of renting? Stop paying down someone else’s mortgage! Join us for a Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 5th at 6 p.m. via Zoom. If this time doesn’t work, we also are offering times convenient for your schedule!

A lot has happened in the local market since the beginning of the pandemic. Sip on your drink of choice and learn from Northern Virginia, Arlington and Washingtonian Magazines top producing agents! We will discuss the latest market updates, the home buying process and rent vs. buy cost savings. Please RSVP by clicking here.

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Private School Fair

Congressional School to Host MONA Private School Fair Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM
Congressional School in Falls Church, VA is delighted to host the MONA (Mothers of North Arlington) at an upcoming Private School Fair. Private schools from around

WHS Spring Festival

Join us at the WHS Spring Festival on April 22, 2023, from 10am- 3pm at Wakefield High School(main parking lot). Come out to shop, play, and eat!

Shop local vendors, arts & crafts, new and used items, food vendors/trucks, and


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