22 Fun Things to Do in December

Celebrate the season with The Snow Queen, light displays, sing-alongs, holiday markets and a whole lot more.


Holiday Fun at Ballston Quarter

When: Dec. 7, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Ballston Quarter, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

Catch Santa, wreath-making, films, music and cookie-decorating at this free Ballston yuletide event. Oh, and you’ll find a lit, 35-foot tree if anyone’s interested in snapping photos for the ol’ holiday card.

KIngsbury Chocolates

Chocolate and Beer Pairing at New District Brewing Co.

When: Dec. 7, 2-5 p.m.

Where: New District Brewing Co., 2709 S. Oakland St., Arlington

Want to shop and drink local? Find out which craft brews from Arlington’s own New District Brewing pair nicely with gourmet bonbons by Arlington chocolatier Rob Kingsbury of Kingsbury Chocolates. (Hint: the brewery’s bourbon-barrel-aged 1821 Dark is divine with a fleur de sel caramel.) Order up a tasting flight at this fun holiday day-drinking event. Tickets $20.

Rebecca McNeely, “Cross Country Journey”


When: Dec. 7 – Jan. 4

Where: Gallery Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., R-800, Arlington

Local artist Rebecca McNeely—a full-time painter for the past two decades—presents abstract reflections on sites she has visited, including depictions of the western United States. Opening reception Dec. 13 from 3-7 p.m.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment