Hometown Holidays

Hometown Holidays  

Facebook page: facebook.com/ArlingtonHH
If you are presenting a holiday event and would like it listed, please email recreation@arlingtonwa.gov.

Holiday Ice Skating Rink

Tickets and information: https://arlingtonice.ticketspice.com/hometown-holiday-ice-at-arlington

The City of Arlington, in partnership with rink operator Blue Line Sports & Entertainment, is excited to announce an outdoor community ice rink at Legion Park in downtown Arlington this holiday season.

The real ice, pop-up rink, is located at the parking lot north of Legion Park on Olympic Avenue, in downtown Arlington, and is set to open Nov. 18 and run daily through Jan. 9, 2023.  Tickets are available to purchase online, prices are $12 kids, $15 adults.

The City is excited to add another activity to our Hometown Holiday festival for the community and visitors!  Legion Park will be full of holiday lights, and the carousel will return December 2 through December 11.  Meet me in Arlington for the Hometown Holidays! 

The Season of Giving

Places in our community to donate.

Arlington Community Food Bank: Donate through the food bank website.

Arlington Community Resource Center: One-stop hub of services for people in need. Donate through the website with the option to customize your donation for the Arlington location.

Toy Drive: "A Christmas Wish" ,The Arlington Boys & Girls Club and the Arlington Community Food Bank will be accepting toys for children at their locations.

Santa Run: The annual Fire Department Santa Run food drive's 30th year! Santa visits neighborhoods throughout our city and collects nonperishable food items for local foodbanks with firefighters and friends. Click here for more information.

Arlington Kids' Kloset: Kids' Kloset provides new and gently used clothing and personal hygiene products to low-income students ages pre-k through 12th grade.

Youth Dynamics: Drop-in center for teens, currently assisting with online school work. website

Village Community Services: Supporting individuals with disabilities. website

Foster Children: Arlington High School Seniors Malia Wayman is partnering with YMCA to host a donation drive for kids in the foster system. She is looking for suitcases, large duffle bags, and backpacks; art supplies, fidget spinners, and small toys for young children; gift cards for food, Uber, clothing stores for young adults; and cash donations.  Email Maila at  maliawayman@gmail.com.

Stilly Valley Center: Providing programs for seniors. Donations now are needed. website

December 3, 2022
Hometown Holidays Santa Parade

  • Parade at noon on Olympic Avenue.  Parade Entry Form
  • Visits with Santa at Legion Park after parade until 3pm
  • Wagon rides after parade to 4pm, pick up at Legion Park, sponsored by DABA and Andrew's Hay
  • Holiday Carousel downtown,Dec. 2 - Dec. 11, Monday to Saturday hours: noon to 7pm, Sundays noon to 6pm.  Sensory friendly (no music) on Sundays, 11am to noon.
  • Charm walk, Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Vendor Fair at The Koop, 10am-3pm, 104 S. Olympic Ave. 
  • Movies at Olympic Theater, 2pm, Charlie Brown and Grinch
  • Holiday Farmers Market 10am-2pm Legion Park

December 10, 2022

  • Wagon rides, pick up at Legion Park, noon-4pm, sponsored by DABA and Andrew's Hay
  • Songs & Cider in the Park with Arlington Adventist, 3-5pm
  • Voice of the Village, Legion Park 6-8pm
  • Carousel, noon-7pm, Dec. 2 - Dec. 11
  • Holiday lights at Legion Park, downtown Arlington
  • AHS Christmas show, 3pm & 7pm Byrnesperformingarts.org
  • Hot Cocoa Run 9am, Arlington Runners Club

December 16

  • "It's a Wonderful Life" movie at Olympic Theater at 7pm, suggested $5 per person donation. Popcorn and candy $2, water $1

December 16, 17, 18

  • Christmas market at Bad Dog Distillery, 300 N. West Ave.  Friday & Saturday 10am-3pm; Sunday 12-3pm 

December 17, 2022

  • Wagon rides downtown, Pick up at Legion Park, 114 N Olympic Ave., noon to 4pm, sponsored by DABA and Andrew's Hay
  • Andrews Hay Country Christmas Craft Fair, 4304 SR 530. 9am to 2pm. 
  • Mrs. Claus Storytime and photos. 9am to 11 am at Andrews Hay Holiday Market 

More Holiday Events: 

Shop Local, Meet Me in Arlington

November 26, 2022
Hometown Holiday Kick-Off

Night of Lights: Register your car or display for the lighted vehicle display 4-7pm on Olympic Ave.  Form: https://arlingtonwa.seamlessdocs.com/f/lighted

4:00-7:00 pm Olympic Avenue
Shop Small specials
Firepits & Smores
Tree Lighting at 5pm Legion Park
Mrs. Claus & Olaf
Charm Walk
AHS choirs
Movie at Olympic Theater 7pm "The Star"
Lighted Cars on Display  "Night of Lights"
Craft Bazaar at Arlington Lifeway
Holiday Farmers Market 10am-2pm, Legion Park
and more!