Celebrate Great Falls
Celebration of Lights
Celebrate the beginning of the season with our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Drink hot cider or cocoa next to the fire as you listen to our local children’s choral groups sing seasonal music. The petting zoo and pony rides will keep your kids busy until Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive by antique fire truck.
Holiday Decorating Contest
We encourage all Great Falls businesses, organizations and neighborhoods to light up the night this December! This year, we will announce three winners in the following categories: Best Business/Organization (free-standing building), Best Storefront and Best Residential/Neighborhood.
Request for Donations
Want to have an impact in your community? Are you interested in helping beautify Great Falls with the planting of trees along Walker Road in the center of town?
Purchase Raffle Tickets
Win an original $3,500 oil painting by award-winning local artist Jill Banks
Called “Village Centre Walk,” the painting shows Walker Road as it will look in a few years when 17 newly-planted flowering trees reach maturity. Instead of sterile patches of grass, we will enjoy native trees providing spring and fall color, summer shade and leafy respite on both sides of Walker Road from the Safeway all the way to Capital One Bank.
About Celebrate Great Falls Foundation
Celebrate Great Falls Foundation is all about our community — community spirit, community events, and community projects. Started nearly 20 years ago, the foundation sustains long-time community traditions such as the July 4th parade, Summer Concerts on the Green and the annual tree lighting in December. Through the years, Celebrate Great Falls has donated well over $500,000 to our local schools and community projects such as the Freedom Memorial and Turner Farm Park. Our traditions continue to grow with our now annual Winter Wine Tasting in February and the addition of the 4th of July Fireworks. Celebrate Great Falls is committed to keeping the spirit and traditions alive that make Great Falls such a special place to live.
Join us at our many annual events. There are many volunteer opportunities. Meet your neighbors. Make new friends. Celebrate beautiful Great Falls, Virginia.