First Lights 2018, Saturday Dec. 1 12-4pm

Capitol Square, East Arlington’s vibrant business district, celebrates First Lights 2018 on Saturday December 1st 2018 from 12-4pm with free entertainment, festive refreshments, special sales and holiday activities for the entire family.

The Capitol Theater will begin showing Classic Christmas Cartoons at 12:30. Lanie the Jolly Elf will make balloon magic at Artbeat, where kids can also make glittery Christmas ornaments. The new Lotus Flow Studio will offer fun Holiday Yoga. The Calvary Brass Band will play holiday music from 2-3 pm in front of Town Tavern, which will be serving hot cider to passersby.

Hot cocoa will be served at the new Adventure Pub and refreshments will be offered at all the participating stores. There will be special sales at 13Forest Gallery, Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens, Maxima Gifts, The Muse’s Window, Continentale Salon, Lotus Flow Studio, and Artbeat. Quebrada Bakery will give away free star cookies with any purchase and Thrive Juice Bar will offer free size upgrades for all its drinks and smoothies.

“First Lights is a fun time for all in the dark and cold of winter. As the gateway to Arlington’s Cultural District, we love bringing families from surrounding communities to Capitol Square to discover all that we have to offer.” says Jan Whitted, a founding member of the Capitol Square Business Association and owner of Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio.


Capitol Theatre

Classic Christmas Cartoons

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer @ 12:30pm & 2:45pm

Santa Claus is Coming to Town @ 1:40pm

13Forest Gallery

Holiday Sale kick-off – up to 20% off


Adventure Pub

Hot Cocoa

Town Tavern

Hot Cider

Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio

Balloon Magic with Lanie the Jolly Elf

Free Ornament Making

Store Specials & Giveaways

Continentale Hair Salon

Special Discount on Salon Products

Derby Farm Flowers and Gardens


Special Sale

Maxima Gift Center

20% off Entire Store from 12-4pm

Hot Cider

Lotus Flow Yoga Studio

20% off Merchandise and 10 Class Packs

Holiday Yoga

Hot Cocoa

The Muse’s Window

15% off $15 or more 12-4pm

Quebrada Baking Co.

Free Star cookie with purchase 12-4pm while supplies last

Thrive Juice Bar

Free size upgrades ALL DAY

Fox Library
Children’s Crafts

LBE Brass playing outside Town Tavern 12:00