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.

A Very Victorian Christmas


  • Saturday, November 24
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave. (Map)
  • Webpage
Visit historic Cherry Hill Farmhouse to see how Christmas was celebrated in the 1860s. Costumed re-enactors welcome friends, neighbors, and soldiers who gather for some holiday cheer in the midst of the conflict. Period decorations, music, holiday stories, and children’s activities are all part of the festivities. Free, donations appreciated.

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
      • Times to be announced, registration required
      • Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. (Map)
      • Website
    • Louis the Magician Children’s Show
      • Time to be announced, registration required
      • Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. (Map)
      • Website
    • Children's Holiday Shoppe
      • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • 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
    • The Great Zucchini Children’s Show
      • Time to be announced, registration required
      • Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. (Map)
      • Website
Deck the halls with special gifts, baked goods & more at the Gift and Craft Show. Entry fee is $1 for the weekend.

Registration and fees are required for Lunch with Santa, The Great Zucchini show, and Louis the Magician show.

Entry to the Children's Shoppe is free, and all gifts are $6 or less and gift wrapped for free. Hosted by the Friends of Cherry Hill Foundation.

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.