Tips for the 2021 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade and Events

On December 11th, the streets of Downtown Arlington will be lit up with Christmas Cheer as the 2021 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!

bokeh photography of lights

The Arlington Holiday Lights Parade begins at 6pm, but plan to come earlier for the festivities, which begin at 3:30pm 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! 

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

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!

Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

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