Tips for the 2019 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade and Events

On December 14th, the streets of Downtown Arlington will be lit up with Christmas Cheer as the 2019 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade kick off the Holiday Season!  Not only is there an incredible parade, but it also marks the lighting of the Christmas Tree, as well as the arrival of Santa Claus and some fun local activities!  Lose your FOMO with these great tips for a terrific night!

Image courtesy of the Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

The Arlington Holiday Lights Parade begins at 6pm, but plan to come earlier for the festivities, which begin at 2pm at the Arlington Downtown Public Library, located at 100 W. Abram Street.  There will be reindeer games and Santa will be on hand for pictures!

From 3-6pm there will be live entertainment, but don’t miss the Miss Persis Elf Show at 4:15pm!

Food Vendors will be on hand during the day, or check out some of the local favorites, such as Grease Monkey Burgers or Babe’s Chicken House at 230 N. Center Street, a quick walk across the parking lot!  For more late night entertainment, Kyle Redd will be performing at Grease Monkey beginning at 9pm.

Visit FREE PLAY Arlington, at 400 East South Street, a 7 minute walk from the Arlington Library, which is hosting a big party all day Saturday, starting at 11am!   Their patio will be covered in snow, and they will have a hot chocolate stand, smores, fun drinks for adults and so much more!  It’s a great way to kick off the celebration, which will last well after the float are gone!

The Arlington Museum of Art, at 201 W. Main Street, is hosting a fun pop-up on Saturday, from 10am – 5pm,  with artisan gifts and some fun activities for the kids!

The Arlington Holiday Lights Parade begins at 6pm!  For a map of the parade route, click HERE.

Following the Tree Lighting, Santa Claus will meet with eager children at the Levitt Pavilion Stage!

Beginning at 7:30pm, The Levitt Pavilion will show the holiday classic, The Santa Clause with Tim Allen!  Bring blankets to sit on, chairs and cuddle under the stars for this FREE movie!  Outside food and drinks are allowed, no glass please!

Image courtesy of the Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

A few parade tips:  

Arrive early for the best place to sit/stand!  Bring your own chairs!  Wagons are allowed!

Parking is FREE all around Downtown!

Visit the Arlington Library for restrooms before they close at 5pm.  There are port-a-pottys located on the southeast side of the Levitt Pavilion.

Dress up and bring glow sticks or battery-powered Christmas lights to join in the festivities!

Outside food and drinks are allowed!  No glass bottles!

Following the parade, the Arlington Christmas Tree will be lit up at the Levitt Pavilion, a change from previous years!

Image Courtesy of the Levitt Pavilion Facebook Page

Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

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