It is that dazzling time of year when people deck their halls and begin to feel merry and bright! If you find yourself feeling like a child again during the holiday season, you are not alone. Many of us find that the most whimsical aspect of Christmas is that it reminds us to enjoy the world like a child does, through unfiltered lenses of innocence and bliss. These local events in Arlington, Virginia are sure to get you in the spirit, even if you are still feeling a little Grinch-y.

Heritage Christmas Home Tour

There is nothing like touring a local historic, stunning home that is decked to the nines with exquisite Christmas decorations. The Heritage Christmas Home Tour this year not only features homes, but farms and barns, as well. Included in this tour is a visit to the freshly restored 1820s farmhouse on the grounds of the Knob Hall Winery in Clear Springs. Not only do you get to see four different homes, farms, and barns, but the tickets are only $15 if you preorder, and only $20 day of. And who knows? Perhaps you can find ideas for your own custom home renovations; inspiration can be found anywhere!

Santa’s Shop ‘til You Drop Christmas Boutique

If you still have some last-minute shopping to take care of and are looking for something unique, this boutique pop-up features vendors of all kinds, prize raffles, and swag bags!

Gatsby Masquerade Gala New Year’s Eve Washington DC

The party doesn’t end once Christmas is over; in fact, the biggest one is just getting started. New Year’s Eve celebrations are notorious for being over the top and elaborate. Saying goodbye to the last year and ringing in the new one deserves some pomp and circumstance. If you are looking for an incredible local party where you can spend the last moments of 2018 and the first of 2019, the Gatsby Masquerade Gala may just be for you. Tickets are a little steep at $149 each, but that includes a whole slew of perks, like a five-hour open bar, dessert station, midnight countdown, 1920 style party favors, professional photographers, masquerade masks, midnight champagne toast, and multiple food stations. Dress in roaring ‘20s garb and welcome 2019 in style.

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There is no shortage of fun, local holiday activities to do in Arlington, VA to get you through the entire holiday season.