Santa Claus is coming to (the) Town (of Vienna)
There’s nothing ho-ho-ho-hum about the Town of Vienna’s annual welcome of the merriest season of the year and the jolly ol’ elf himself. Join the Town of Vienna, Historic Vienna, Inc., and Church Street merchants as Santa arrives in Vienna aboard a 1946 fire engine at the Church Street Holiday Stroll Monday, December 2. Festivities will take place from 6-8:30 pm, with Santa arriving to help Mayor Laurie DiRocco light up the Town’s holiday tree about 6:15.
Local school choruses and other local bands and groups will get everyone in a jolly mood with performances of favorite holiday tunes. Performances will take place on a stage set up on Church Street, while other carolers will stroll throughout the historic commercial area.
After lighting the Town tree, Santa will greet youngsters at the Freeman Store and Museum. Parents, bring your phones or cameras, to snap a free and priceless photo.
Enjoy roasted marshmallows, provided by the Town of Vienna, as well as warm beverages served up by several Church Street businesses. Plan to find great gifts for those on your holiday list at the many Church Street businesses that will remain open throughout the evening. In addition, several Town businesses are expected to participate in the Town Business Liaison Committee’s annual window decorating contest, the theme of which this year is “Home for the Holidays.” The 2019 window decorating champ will be announced at the Church Street Stroll.
In addition, several historic structures will be open throughout the evening, including the Little Library, caboose, train station, Knights of Columbus (formerly First Baptist Church), and Vienna Presbyterian’s historic chapel. Vienna Presbyterian will host an array of fun, holiday activities.
Church Street, from Mill Street to Lawyers, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4-9 pm; a portion of Mill Street also may be closed for event activities. Traffic will be rerouted around the event.
For information on road closures, window decorating contest and helpful advice for participating Church St businesses, click here
List of Businesses Open for the Stroll:
128 Church St NW A
Complimentary Hot Cider, Coffee, Cookies and Treats. 20% off all accessories. Discounts on select bikes and trikes announced on Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bikesatvienna/) and blog (https://bikesatvienna.blogspot.com).
107 Church ST NE
10oz Hot Apple Cider (Cold Pressed- nothing added) from Rinkers Orchard in Stephens City, VA. $1 a Cup or bring a donation for the CHO Food Drive and get a cup for free (see flyer). (set up outside, under portico)
Freeman Store and Little Library
131 Church St NE/ 164 Mill St NE
Open, visit Santa on the porch
Vienna Presbyterian Church
124 Park St NE
Open with lots of crafts and activities, ELF Themed Spaghetti Dinner
Vienna Caboose and Train Station
Dominion Rd NE
BODY & BRAIN
123 Church St NW
15 Minute Mini Classes- Tai Chi and Meditation, Stress Management
110 Church St NW
Hot Apple Cider and Gingerbread Cookies on the Patio
140 Church St NW
"guess the number of candies in the jar" contest. Free polishing cloth, no purchase necessary. 25% coupon for single in stock retail item.
111 Church St NW #101
Beaujolais Nouveau wine pairing dinner, $5 glasses Beaujolais Nouveau more info here: https://blend111.com/pages/chef-nicolas-terrasins-beaujolais-nouveau-tasting-dinner-2019
THE CLOCK SHOP OF VIENNA
109 Church St NW
Complimentary Belgian Chocolate Cookies to all visitors
RITA'S OF VIENNA
116 Church St NW
Free Hot Chocolate Samples and Other Products
VIENNA PET SPAW
101 Church St NW #A
$10 Nail Trims to benefit Animal Rescue, live acoustic guitar from Steve Rayment
CHRIST CHURCH OF VIENNA
145 Church St NW
Free Cotton Candy, Christmas Music Playing
COCOA VIENNA LLC
120 Church St NE
Hot Milk Chocolate available for sale
KILN AND CO LLC
138 Church St NW
Free custard while supplies last. Hot Chocolate, L Custards, Milkshakes available for purchase.
Pennywise Thrift Store
214 Dominion Rd NE
Complimentary Hot Cider and Cookies
134 Church St NW
40% off any one item per customer, give aways
The Wine Outlet
114 Church St NW
DIAMOND SPA, INC.
108 Church St NE
CHURCH STREET PIZZA
115 Church St NE
HOUSE OF VAPE LLC
141 Church St NW
144 Church St NW #103
101 Church St NW #B
THE GREEN SPA
111 Church St NW #202B
137 Church St NW
Knight's of Columbus (Formerly First Baptist Church)
214 Lawyers Rd NW
JUST LIKE NEW
145 Church St NW #200
MELODY YAZDANI STUDIOS LLC
144 Church St NW, #200
Other fun activities!
Marshmallow Roasting Station- Dominion and Church
Marshmallow Roasting Station- Center and Church
Marshmallow Roasting Station- Church near Caffee Amouri
Marshmallow Roasting Station- Church- past Rita's
Santa @ Freeman Store
Concert on the main stage
Vienna Caboose and Train Station