Capitol Square Celebrates Arlington First Lights 2017 Sat Dec 2!

Capitol Square—East Arlington’s vibrant business district—celebrates First Lights 2017 on Saturday, December 2, from 12 noon to 4pm, with festive entertainment, refreshments, special sales, and holiday activities for the entire family.

The Capitol Theatre will be showing Christmas classic cartoons while Lanie the Jolly Elf does balloon magic at Artbeat. Kids can also make ornaments at Artbeat and make a holiday craft at the Fox Library.

The Calvary Brass Band will play holiday favorites outside of Ristorante Olivio between 2 and 4 pm while the restaurant serves hot chocolate to passersby. Guests will also enjoy caroling by Hardy Daisy Troop 82543 near the Capitol Theatre and the Fox Library.

Refreshments will be served, along with special sales, at 13FOREST Gallery, Derby Farm Flowers and Gardens, Maxima Gifts, and Artwear.  Quebrada Baking Company will be giving away star cookies with a purchase. Treats will be handed out at the Little Fox Shop.

“First Lights is a great opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the holiday season.” says Jan Whitted, manager of the Capitol Square Business Association and owner of Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio. “As the gateway to Arlington’s cultural district, we love bringing families from all over to enjoy free food, fun, and entertainment while discovering all that our community has to offer.”


13FOREST Gallery
Holiday Sale Kickoff – up to 20% off • Refreshments

Artbeat Creativity Store & Studio
Balloon Magic with Lanie the Jolly Elf
Free Ornament Making • Special Sale • Giveaways

Holiday Sale • Refreshments

Capitol Theatre
Classic Christmas Cartoons
Frosty the Snowman at 1:00 • 2:30 • 3:45
Mickey’s Christmas Carol at 1:45 • 3:10

Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens
Truffles, Treats, and
Free bouquet with $75 purchase

Fox Library and Little Fox Shop
Free craft and treats for kids
Little Fox Shop will have extended hours, until 4 PM.

Maxima Gift Center
20% off entire store during First Lights • Refreshments

Menotomy Grill & Tavern
First Lights Special

Quebrada Baking Co.
Star cookie giveaway with purchase

Ristorante Olivio
Serving Hot Chocolate from 2 to 4 pm

Bistro Duet
Hot Cider Station • Gift Card Special
Early Bird Prix-Fixe Menu 5:00-5:30

The Green Light
20% off all Dave’s Raw Food products including the granola, raw chocolate truffles, and amazing coconut cream. Saturday only just for Capital Square!

First Lights at Night – 5 – 8 PM
Come to Capitol Square for some adult refreshments, special sales and specials at Derby Farm Flowers and Gardens, 13FOREST Gallery, Artbeat Creativity Store, and Maxima Gifts.