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No time to ship? Still time to shop! Shop local in Downtown Arlington

With less than two weeks until Christmas, you may not have time to ship holiday gifts to family and friends but you've still got time to shop in Downtown Arlington! In Downtown, you'll find original art and other handmade goods by local artisans, specialty services and shops, and plenty of great restaurants and pubs that offer gift cards and unique merchandise. While you're out and about, also be sure to check out a number of holiday events, concerts and happenings in Downtown Arlington between now and Christmas Day.


Third Thursday Pop-Up Market
Thursday, Dec. 16 at 6:00 pm
Create Arlington 

Sunday Downtown Arlington Holiday Urban Market
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 12 noon
Legal Draft Beer Co., Urban Union


Holiday Concert and Sing-Along
Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 pm
Symphony Arlington

Chad Prather & Friends Christmas concert
Friday, Dec. 17 at 8:00 pm
Arlington Music Hall

Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl and Contest
Friday, Dec. 17 from 6pm - midnight
Downtown Arlington bars and pubs
Contest at Hooligan's Pub at 11am

Al Joslin Blue Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2:00 pm
Arlington Music Hall

Hot Chocolate with Santa dinnerware paper goods drive
Saturday, Dec. 18 
Sanford House Inn and Spa

Holiday Candlelight Jazz Concert featuring Sky Quartet
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 pm
Catalyst Creative Arts


Advent and Christmas Worship Services
Sunday, Nov. 28 - Friday, Dec. 24
Houses of worship throughout Downtown Arlington

While individual churches observe Christmas differently in accordance with their own unique doctrines, all are joined together during this time in joyful celebration. In Downtown Arlington, all congregations invite you to join them for their special Advent and Christmas services and events. 

Arlington Museum of Art winter exhibitions
Dec. 4, 2021 – Feb. 27, 2022
Quaintrelle and Oblivious Sensation

Holiday DIY art and crafting workshops 
Throughout December
Board & Brush Arlington
Catalyst Creative Arts

Are you looking for a night out with friends? Is your inner DIYer itching for a fun holiday project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Enroll in a workshop at Board & Brush Arlington and Catalyst Creative Arts can make all your maker dreams come true.

Photo Ops in Downtown
Now through Dec. 31
Christmas trees and wreaths in Downtown Arlington

When Arlington’s 65-foot artificial tree, one of the tallest in the state, is set in place on the Levitt lawn in Downtown, it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. For another lovely holiday selfie spot, visit the Vandergriff Family poinsettia tree inside the Downtown Library. As you’re out and about, take note (and pics!) of the 40 local businesses that have joined together to deck their doors with boughs of evergreen wreaths. 


It’s so easy to get to and around Downtown Arlington! Whether you prefer to travel by car, rideshare, bike or by foot, click here for tips to get you on the road to fun in Downtown.