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The Ultimate Guide to Celebrate Christmas in Arlington

Service times, where to find Santa, places to buy last-minute trees and everything else you need to know to celebrate the holiday in Arlington.

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 to find out where Santa will be visiting for photo opportunities for families in the region in the weeks leading up to Christmas. 

Giving back 

‘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 .

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.

to find out who is selling trees in your neck of the woods. 

Christmas services in Arlington this weekend

: 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.

: Christmas Eve mass at 4:30 p.m.; Christmas Day mass at 9 a.m.

: 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.

: Family service at 4 p.m. and a candlelight service at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve; 9 a.m. service on Christmas Day.

: 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.

: 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.

: Christmas Eve service at 3 p.m., a festive celebration of Eucharist at 7 p.m. and a 10 a.m. Christmas day Service.

: Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 5 p.m. and a Christmas Day worship at 10 a.m.

: Christmas Eve family service at 4 p.m. followed by a service. Service and carols on Christmas Day, 10 a.m.

: Candlelight Christimas Eve services at 4 and 6 p.m., and a Christmas Day service at 10 a.m.

: 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. 

Lily December 23, 2011 at 01:30 PM
OMG, Pedro, you left out all three Catholic parishes that serve Arlington; St Agnes, St Camillus and St Eulalia. These three churches have more worshippers and services than all the rest combined. How could you not know this?
Pedro Oliveira Jr. December 23, 2011 at 03:25 PM
Lily, Thanks for the feedback! The churches that aren't listed here are the ones that didn't have any Christmas-specific worship information listed online. I have called those churches to get more info and will update as soon as I have something.
Pedro Oliveira Jr. December 23, 2011 at 04:16 PM
And as promised, here's the info! Happy holidays!

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