What: Holiday Wreath Market presented by Ballston Exchange in partnership with Mastercard and Macy’s. The event will take place Friday, Dec. 17 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 18 from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m to include a pop-up outdoor bar with warm winter drinks and fresh holiday wreaths for purchase outside Ballston Exchange, or pick-up through online ordering in advance. Proceeds from wreath purchases will benefit local charities including Bridges to Independence, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Culpepper Garden, Doorways for Women and Families, The Sycamore School, as well as local schools and small businesses.
Local artist Robin Bell will illuminate the Ballston Macy’s storefront in celebration of holidays around the world. Bell is known for his politically charged works of art. His work will be on display from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. both nights for free to the public.
It’s a “two-day, family-friendly holiday event with Santa Claus on Saturday, Fraser fir wreaths, live music … and outdoor bar for people to gather and enjoy Ballston,” said Tina Leone, CEO, Ballston BID.
Additional features of the celebration include selfies with Santa from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, live music performances by the Arlington Children’s Choir and TikTok celebrity and Ballston resident, Andrew Savoia. A Toys for Tots cruiser will be onsite to accept gifts for area children on Saturday.
For more information and event details, visit Ballston BID’s website. https://www.ballstonva.org/
When: Dec. 17, 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 18 from noon-7 p.m. including wreath market and outdoor bar. Robin Bell holiday illumination 6 p.m. – 9 p.m both nights. Selfies with Santa on Saturday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Corner of Wilson Boulevard and N. Stuart Street outside of Ballston Exchange, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203
Price: Free and open to the public. Wreaths $20/$40 decorated