Chanukah Celebration, Dec. 7, in Fairfax City

Chanukah Celebration, Dec. 7, in Fairfax City

Chanukah Celebration, Dec. 7, in Fairfax City

The public is invited to a Chanukah celebration and menorah lighting, this Thursday, Dec. 7, at Old Town Square, 10415 North St., in Fairfax City. Put on by Chabad of Northern Virginia, the festive event will include a gelt drop, firetruck rides, music and dancing, potato latkes, doughnuts, hot chocolate, a light show and prizes.

Help Fairfax City Students in Need

 The community’s help is needed to provide food and hygiene products to Fairfax City students in need at both Katherine Johnson Middle School and Fairfax High. Donations may be made through A Place to Eat. Contribute via its Amazon Wish List at

Or make an online financial donation at and or mail a check to A Place to Stand, 3609 Colony Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Donate Holiday Gift Cards for Child Victims

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Victim Services Division helps child victims and witnesses of domestic and sexual violence, as well as those who’ve lost a loved one to homicide. Many of these children are unable to enjoy the holiday celebrations due to the financial strain on their families resulting from being crime victims. So Division members are inviting the community to help them bring holiday cheer to these children by participating in their 10th Annual Gift Card drive.

From now until Dec. 16, they’re seeking donations of gift cards for young and teenage child victims. These cards may be for places such as Giant, Amazon, Safeway, Walmart, TJ Maxx, Target, Kohl’s, local restaurants, and clothing stores. Gift cards empower parents and guardians to buy gifts and essential items – such as winter clothes and holiday food – for children who might otherwise go without.

Drop off or send gift cards to: Saly Fayez, Victim Services Section, 12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.

Donate to Toys for Tots at Fire Station 3

In the spirit of the season, the firefighters of Fairfax City’s Station 3 are collecting new, unwrapped toys, games, books and other gifts for Toys for Tots. Donations may be dropped off at the station at 4081 University Drive by Dec. 18. This toy drive is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Fire Department and the U.S. Marine Corps. For more information, call 703-385-7940.