Hometown Holidays

If you are presenting a holiday event and would like it listed, please email: recreation@arlingtonwa.gov.

Saturday, November 30

Hometown Holidays Kick-Off/Open House, 
Small Business Saturday 
Olympic Avenue will be up for an evening of shopping and fun 4 to 7 p.m. A portion of the downtown will be shut off to traffic for fire pits, caroling,falling snow, Mrs. Claus and lots of good cheer. Businesses will stay open late and have many specials to ring in the holiday season.

Tree Lighting at 5PM at Legion Park

Holiday Charm Walk:    Join us for a fun holiday-themed scavenger hunt through downtown Arlington!  Participants will receive an unadorned charm bracelet and then collect charms and beads as they tour our fun downtown shops. Bracelet kits $25. Available for pick up at Stilly Valley Collective 103 E Third Street on Nov 30  4-7pm and Dec 7  11am-2pm.  Sponsored by Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Sign up here.

Seeking Lighted Vehicles: The event committee is looking for people to add a fun attraction to the event by decorating vehicles with Christmas lights for display.  Olympic Avenue will be closed for the evening to facilitate strolling in a downtown winter wonderland.   In addition to the lighted city fire truck, we want to have other vehicles in lights on display.  Arlington O’Reilly Auto Parts Store will be awarding a prize for the best lit vehicle.  Power will be available on site.  To apply to enter a vehicle, click here.      For more information, call Sarah Lopez at 360-403-3448

Holiday Market presented by Arlington Farmers Market: This holiday season, we invite you and your family to visit the Arlington Farmers Market’s 2019 Holiday Market at the Stilly Valley Pioneer Hall. 20722 67th Ave NE. Find amazing products from local farmers and artisans on Shop Small Saturday! Get thoughtful gifts for your loved ones this season. You'll find many of your favorite vendors and a few new ones too.  Open from 10AM to 5PM. www.stillyvalleychamber.com 

Saturday December 7

Hot Cocoa Run 9 a.m.  sponsored by the Arlington Runners Club

Santa Breakfast 8:30 am and 10:30am: Santa Breakfast Tickets are $15 and is put on by the Arlington Education Foundation. Located at Presidents Elementary, 505 E Third Street Arlington  
For tickets: https://AEFsanta.brownpapertickets.com 

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Fire pit, S'mores, and Crafts with Lifeway Church at Legion Park. Arlington Scouts will have fire pits and s’mores available. Music groups will also be performing in the park.

Santa Parade at Noon:  on Olympic Avenue Welcome Santa Claus to town! Join the parade with a donation of can food. Line-up is at 11:30 at 5th Street on Olympic Avenue. Sponsored by City of Arlington. We are seeking entrants for this fun event. Pre-register at City Hall or the day-of parade at the line up (Olympic Avenue between 5th St and Division Street) at 11:15 a.m. Viewing area will be available on sidewalk from 3rd Street to Legion Park. Prize for best parade entry - sponsored by Arlington Lifeway. Gather after parade at Legion Park for announcement.  the Festive Sweater Contest, caroling and fun. Santa will be available for visits and photos (bring your camera) at the park directly after parade.

2019 Santa Parade Entry
The Santa Parade Application Form can be submitted online here or at line-up on the day of the parade or mailed to: City of Arlington Recreation Department at 238 N Olympic Avenue Arlington, WA 98223. If you have additional questions please call 360-403-3448.Entry fee is a donation for the Arlington Food Bank. Parade line up starts at 11 a.m. north end of Olympic Avenue Santa Parade.  Parade Form Document.

Hometown Holidays for Update 2019

Festive Sweater Contest 12:30 p.m.: at Legion Park sponsored by Arlington Lifeway.

Cookies with Mrs. Claus  3pm at Hometown Candle Company, 119 N Olympic Ave.

Wagon Rides 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Wagon Rides on Olympic Avenue, free, sponsored by Downtown Arlington Business Association

Visits with Santa, 1 to 3 p.m.: Santa Visits in the Gazebo at Legion Park. Free bring your camera. Legion Park is located at
114 N Olympic Avenue Arlington

Holiday Movies 2 p.m.: This event is free, sponsored by Arlington Lifeway. Charlie Brown Christmas movie and Grinch that Stole Christmas movie at the Olympic Theater, which is located at: 107 N Olympic Avenue Arlington

December 11, 12, 13 

AHS's Flight Christmas Spectacular Show, at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center. Dec. 11, 12, 13 at 7pm, Dec. 14 at 3pm and 7pm.  Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets at the door or here.

Saturday, December 14

Wagon Rides 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Wagon Rides on Olympic Avenue, sponsored by Downtown Arlington Business Association

Saturday, December 21

Wagon Rides 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wagon Rides on Olympic Avenue, sponsored by Downtown Arlington Business Association

Santa Run Food Drive with Arlington Fire Department

Arlington firefighters, their families and friends escort Santa through Arlington neighborhoods on a decorated Fire Truck gathering food and monetary donations for the Arlington Food Bank.  Visit our webpage at www.arlingtonwa.gov/santarun.