Winter Holiday Events 2016

Special Events


This holiday season, the City of Falls Church gets festive with events guaranteed to delight! Details below or download the informational flyer.

Holiday Craft Show: December 3 & 4


  • Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street (Map)
  • Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $1 All-Weekend Pass
  • Webpage
Deck the halls during the holiday season with special gifts from the annual Holiday Gift and Craft Show. More than 50 crafters and merchants show their wares at the Community Center selling unique handmade items, baked goods, and more. Children's activities include a magic show and lunch with Santa, both of which require $6 pre-registration (more details below).

The Great Zucchini at the Holiday Craft Show: December 3


  • Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street (Map)
  • Saturday, December 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Registration Required (search for "Great")
  • $6 per person, required for everyone attending
Join the Great Zucchini as he performs his award-winning magic show. The wonder of magic, silliness of comedy, and interactive nature of the show keeps children on the edge of their seats.

Children’s Holiday Shoppe at Cherry Hill Farmhouse during the Holiday Craft Show: December 3


  • 312 Park Ave. (Map)
  • Saturday, December 3
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Free Admission
With help from volunteers, children may select holiday gifts for $6 and under to give to friends and family. Free gift wrapping is provided. Join us to support this fundraiser for the Friends of Cherry Hill Foundation.

Lunch with Santa at the Holiday Craft Show: December 3


  • Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street (Map)
  • Saturday, December 3
  • Two Seatings, Registration Required (search for "Santa"): 11 a.m. and Noon
  • $6 per child ages 3-12 years
Enjoy a tasty lunch and take photos with Santa! Grown-ups are welcome to take photos -- no fee. Lunch will be provided by Clare & Don's Beach Shack.

Holiday Farmers Market: December 3, 10 & 17


  • 300 Park Ave. (Map)
  • Saturday, December 3, 10 & 17
  • 8 a.m. to Noon
  • Webpage
The award-winning Farmers Market expands to include crafts and gifts, trees, wreaths, and so much more.

Holiday Teas at Cherry Hill Farmhouse: December 10 & 11

  • 312 Park Ave. (Map)
  • Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Reservations required; $30 per person; call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711) for reservations
Cherry Hill Farmhouse opens its doors for two teas this holiday season. The house will be decorated in mid-19th century period décor and will include a tree. A talk will be presented by the 1858 mistress of Cherry Hill. As always the tea consists of tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, warm scones and a bottomless cup of tea.

Santa Mobile by the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department: December 15-23


  • 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Latest information on Facebook
Each year the volunteers of the Falls Church Fire Department escort Santa Claus through the streets of the Greater Falls Church area between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. The first five nights (December 15-19) are dedicated to specific areas within the City of Falls Church, and December 20-23 are reserved for make-up nights and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax Counties. Visit the VFD's Facebook page for the latest information.

Watch Night New Year's Eve Celebration: December 31


  • Main Stage at Broad Street (Rt. 7/Leesburg Pike) and Washington Street (Rt. 29/Lee Highway)
  • Saturday, December 31
  • 7 p.m. through Midnight
  • Free Admission
  • Website
The City of Falls Church community comes together to celebrate New Year's Eve! Music, fun, food, and children's activities all around town, all night long.