Safely celebrate the holidays in Rosslyn!
Get in the spirit with our (virtual) tree lighting, annual clothing drive and Rosslyn Wanderland (coming soon)!
This December, the Rosslyn BID invites you to celebrate the holidays with safe activities all season long as part of our Rosslyn Cheer program! This year you'll be able to livestream our tree lighting ceremony, safely participate in our annual Holiday Clothing Drive, and experience our "Wanderland" activations around the neighborhood.
Note that all activities will follow local safety guidelines from Arlington County and Virginia. Stay tuned for more information on these holiday happenings on this webpage, and be sure to sign up for the BID’s newsletter for weekly reminders.
Experience Rosslyn's Wanderland
December 7 - January 10
We're bringing the holiday cheer to Rosslyn this year! Cheerio is hidden in holiday decor throughout the neighborhood, where you'll find him and virtual activities at each station for an enchanting surprise on your phone. Safely enjoy the holidays via touchless, interactive experiences such as our virtual photo booth, a scavenger hunt, murals and more. Scan the accompanying QR codes, and don't forget to tag us in your selfies on social (@RosslynVA) while you explore our Rosslyn Cheer Wanderland!
Rosslyn's Holiday Buying Guide
All Holiday Season!
Take some of the stress out of the season (and out of 2020 in general), with this gift buying guide. You'll find ideas for everyone in your life — from the foodies, to the athletes, the coffee lovers and more, all from local favorite shops and restaurants. This year, we focused on giving you physical gift options for stocking stuffers or things that would be fun to unwrap!
Rosslyn's Holiday Gift Basket Auction
Next Basket: January 2021
This holiday season, we're compiling gift baskets full of items from a few local spots to treat your loved ones! So far, we've donated over $300 the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to help the fight against hunger in Arlington. Stay tuned for more baskets as we head into the new year!
Rosslyn's Tree Lighting Livestream
Watch it here!
This year, our annual tree lighting ceremony went virtual! You gathered your friends and family in the living room and joined the BID's Facebook livestream on December 1 to kick off the holiday season. Check out ABC 7's broadcast of the tree lighting to relive the magic here, and check out this behind-the-scenes footage of the segment from our Instagram.
Another successful Holiday Clothing Drive
Thank you for participating!
Rosslyn once again partnered with A-SPAN, a local organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Arlington, to host our annual Holiday Clothing Drive! This year, our community donated 127 bags of clothing (roughly 5,715 lbs of clothes!). Since 2011, these donations have gone to help clients of A-SPAN stay warm over the winter months. Thank you to all who donated and helped to continue this time-honored holiday tradition!