Date: December 13 and 14
Time: 1:30-3:30 PM
Location: The Freeman Store and Museum
In addition to officially opening the holiday season in Vienna with his arrival at the Church Street Stroll on Dec. 1st, Santa Claus and his elves will welcome visitors to the Freeman Store at 131 Church Street, NE, Vienna, on Saturday Dec. 13 and Sunday Dec. 14, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm each day.
Parents often comment that this is the perfect “Santa Experience,” low-key, no-hassle, non-commercial and fun for all ages. Santa’s special chair is positioned next to the gorgeous Historic Vienna tree in the upstairs parlor of the Freeman Store.
Santa is a master at calming the jitters of first-time visitors and welcomes the many annual returnees with his best “ho-ho-ho.” Children who may be a bit nervous are encouraged to sit and watch for awhile – and most end up enthusiastically telling Santa their Christmas wishes!
Free and open to the public, no reservations, the perfect setting, the jolliest Santa, the very best photo opportunity – we have it all!
Questions? Call (703) 938-5187.
Date: December 1
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Church Street
Program of Events:
Church Street closes at 5:45
Santa arrives at 6:15
Santa and Mayor light the tree at 6:20
Music at the Showmobile Stage:
- Wolftrap Elementary Singers
- Louise Archer Elementary Singers
- Green Hedges School Jazz Ensemble
- Emmanuel Lutheran Church Revelation Ensemble
- Fairfax Jubilaires
- Vienna Community Band
- Vienna Falls Chorus of Sweet Adelines
Historic Structures will be open:
- Freeman Store and Museum
- Little Library
- Train Station
- Knights of Columbus (formerly First Baptist)
- Vienna Presbyterian’s Old Chapel
Other drop-in activities:
- CHO Canned Food Collection (No expired food, please! Boxes Located by the Freeman Store Porch)
- Supervised bonfires with marshmallows for roasting
- Hot chocolate
- Petting zoo
Historic Vienna, Inc.
Merchants of Church Street
Town of Vienna Department of Parks & Recreation
Questions? Call us at (703) 938-5187!
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Date: Monday, December 2
Location: Church Street
The Annual Church Street Holiday Stroll will take place on Monday, December 2, from 6 to 9 pm on Vienna’s Historic Church Street. Church Street closes at 5:45 PM. Santa will arrive via fire truck at 6:15 and help the Mayor light the tree at 6:20 PM, there will be musical performances on the stage and strolling singers along the street. Historic structures including the Freeman House, Little Library, Vienna Presbyterian’s Old Chapel, the Knights of Columbus (formerly 1st Baptist), the Caboose and the Train Station will be open. There will be a petting zoo, supervised bonfires with marshmallows to roast, hot chocolate, shopping and Coldwell Banker will sponsor a Toys For Tots collection. The event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc., the Town’s Department of Parks & Rec and Church Street merchants. Church Street Merchants will be open.
For more information call (703) 938-5187.
Click link below to download Church Street Stroll Flyer!
Church St. Stroll 2013
Our Storekeeper has ordered a wonderful list of items which have begun arriving for your early holiday shopping or, if you are not yet ready to shop, for your list-making.
In addition to our usual exceptional collection of books (for children, local history, cook books), pottery and linens, we have unusual children’s toys, many harkening back to an earlier age and many suitable for stockings or small gift exchanges. Virginia-made items include soaps, candles, preserves and jellies and jingle birds and what child (of any age) would not enjoy a selection of old-fashioned candy?
Our December issue of HVInk will include more details on Christmas Shopping at the Freeman House but it is never too early to stop in for the best selection.
You can really feel the spirit of Christmas when you visit the Freeman Store and see all of the lovely decorations and greens throughout the building. The Little Library has received the same special treatment. This tradition of decorating the Freeman House, which is now our town’s historic landmark, has been going on for many years.
Thanks so very much to all who supported Historic Vienna during the past year. We could not have succeeded in our mission without you!
Please remember that our store and museum is closed during January and February each year and open by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at (703) 938-5187.