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Shirlie Lights Up the Village: Shirlington’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 30th
Campbell Avenue in front of Signature Theatre & Shirlington Library

Schedule of Events

6:00pm    Holiday Musical Performance by Signature Theatre's cast of The Holiday Follies
6:30pm    Tree Lighting hosted by David Culver, NBC4
6:40pm    Horse and Carriage Rides*
7:00pm    Photos with Santa (located inside Hardwood Artisans+)
                Live Holiday Music Performed by Bishop O'Connell High School
                FREE Face Painting and Balloon Twisting
                Strolling Entertainment
                Merchant specials and promotions

*Bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

+Photos with Santa will end promptly at 8:30pm. Please line up early to ensure your photo.


Specials Promotions from the Restaurants and Shops at the Village:

Busboys & Poets

Stop by for complimentary hot cider, extended happy hour, free gift wrapping and more holiday surprises.


Complimentary cheese and wine samples.

Cafe Pizzaiolo

Sample Italian hot chocolate and fried dough  sprinkled with powdered sugar outside the restaurant. Plus, enjoy  Tuesday night’s
special of two-for-one pizza! Buy any pizza and get the second (of lower or equal value) for free. Dine-in only.

Capitol City Brewing Company

Bring in new and unused toys to help kick off Cap City’s Toys for Tots collection drive, and drop off your non-perishable food items to benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center. Plus, kids can pick up candy canes and Christmas cookies from Santa Kolsch, enjoy hot  cocoa and cider, and dine in for a holiday-themed dinner special: Cornbread and Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon, with Broccoli Cheddar Gratin, Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes and Maple Thyme Demi Glace for $22.

The Cookery

Warm up your holiday shopping with complimentary hot spiced cider. 

Hardwood Artisans

Stop into the store for photos with Santa after the tree is lit at 6:45 pm. Plus, enjoy warm cookies and holiday treats!

Illusions of Shirlington

Sample hair products and enjoy sales on select retail items.

Le Village Marche

Warm up with complimentary hot cider and enjoy special savings on holiday cards.

Palette 22

Warm up with Mexican hot chocolate and enjoy holiday food specials, such as Mofongo and Arroz con Leche all day! Plus, when you purchase a $100 gift card, you’ll get a $20 bonus card for free!

Signature Theatre

Don’t miss our Live Holiday musical performances as well as Bishop O’Connell High School performances! Plus, warm up with a view of the tree at our bar —we’ll be opening up early for the event!

Yogi Castle

Buy one gift card ($20 and higher), and receive a $10 gift card for free! While supplies last. Limited time offer. Not valid with any other offer. Minimum gift card purchase is $20.


Special thank you to our sponsor:

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