As the song says it, it's the most wonderful time of the year.
Here are a few pieces of information to help you through the holiday, as you prepare for this weekend's Christmas Eve and Day celebrations.
Where to visit Santa
For those children out there who are eager to tell Santa Claus what they'd like under the tree on Christmas Morning this year, we're here to help point you in the right direction of where the big man in red will be this month.
Look through our interactive map to find out where Santa will be visiting for photo opportunities for families in the region in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
‘Tis the season for giving back! While the holidays symbolize many things for many people, they come at a time of year when community groups are in the most need of local support.
During the month of December, Patch has been providing a map of locations in and around town where you can give back.
Finding the perfect tree
Finding the perfect Christmas tree can often be a tough thing to do if you don’t know where to look. Luckily, Patch has scoured the area for nearby venues selling Christmas trees.
Look through our interactive map to find out who is selling trees in your neck of the woods.
Christmas services in Arlington this weekend
St. Agnes Parish: Christmas Eve masses at 4, 6 (family service) and 7:30 p.m. On Christmas Day, services are at 8, 10 and 12 a.m., and 5 p.m.
St. Camillus Parish: Christmas Eve mass at 4:30 p.m.; Christmas Day mass at 9 a.m.
Highrock Church: Services at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve; and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Christmas Day. There will be no childcare for either day.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church: Family service at 4 p.m. and a candlelight service at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve; 9 a.m. service on Christmas Day.
Saint John’s Episcopal Church: Christmas Eve family service at 5 p.m., Festival Holy Eucharist at 7:30 p.m. and a Christmas Day service at 11 a.m.
Calvary Church, United Methodist: Intergenerational Christmas Eve Service at 5 p.m. followed by Vespers at 7:30 p.m. On Christmas Day, there is a worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Church of our Savior: Christmas Eve service at 3 p.m., a festive celebration of Eucharist at 7 p.m. and a 10 a.m. Christmas day Service.
First Baptist Arlington: Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 5 p.m. and a Christmas Day worship at 10 a.m.
Park Avenue Congregational Church UCC: Christmas Eve family service at 4 p.m. followed by a service. Service and carols on Christmas Day, 10 a.m.
First Parish Unitarian Universalist: Candlelight Christimas Eve services at 4 and 6 p.m., and a Christmas Day service at 10 a.m.
Saint Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church: The Hours of Christmas Service on Friday, 8-9:45 a.m.; Pre-nativity/Christmas Orthros on Saturday, 8 a.m. and liturgy, 9-10 a.m.; Christmas Eve Vespers, 7-8:30 p.m.; Christmas Day liturgy Orthros, 8 a.m. and divine liturgy, 9-10:30 a.m.