Winter Holiday Events 2018

Special Events


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

Downtown Tree Lighting


  • Monday, November 26
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 100 block of W. Broad Street
  • Calendar Listing
Join City officials, businesses, and Santa for the annual lighting of the trees on Broad Street.

Holiday Farmers Market


  • Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 22
  • 8 a.m. to Noon
  • City Hall Parking Lot (open during construction), 300 Park Ave. (Map)
  • Website
The award-winning Farmers Market expands to include crafts and gifts, trees, wreaths, and so much more.

Holiday Gift & Craft Show, Lunch with Santa, Children's Entertainment, and Children's Shoppe


  • Saturday, December 1
    • Gift & Craft Show
      • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. (Map)
      • Website
    • Lunch with Santa
      • 11 a.m. and Noon, registration required
      • Bring a camera to take photos with Santa!
      • Lunch catered by Ledo Pizza
      • Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. (Map)
      • Website
    • Louis the Magician Children’s Show
      • 9:30 a.m., registration required
      • Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. (Map)
      • Website
    • Children's Holiday Shoppe
      • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Children purchase gifts costing $6 and under and can be wrapped for free.
      • Fundraiser for Friends of Cherry Hill Farmhouse
      • Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 213 Park Ave. (Map)
      • Website
  • Sunday, December 2
    • Gift & Craft Show
      • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. (Map)
      • Website

Holiday Teas


Historic talk with tea in the 19th Century home decorated for the holidays. Registration required.

Santa Mobile by the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department


  • Mid-December, exact dates to be announced
  • Usually 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. Visit the VFD's Facebook page for the latest information.

Watch Night New Year's Eve Celebration


  • Monday, December 31
  • 7:00 p.m. through Midnight
  • Main Stage at Broad Street (Rt. 7/Leesburg Pike) and Washington Street (Rt. 29/Lee Highway)
  • 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.