Head to Pentagon City to do your holiday shopping AND get in on some merriment with the inaugural "Festival of the Trees."

Hunting for gifts doesn't have to be a chore! Find something for everyone on your list this year while also taking a break for some merriment of your own. 

Every Saturday evening until Christmas, from 5 to 7 p.m., representatives from local nonprofit organizations will be on hand at the mall to tell you about their work in the region. Sip cocoa and do arts and crafts, take a Christmas selfie by the tree, or just enjoy the live holiday music at this weekly free event.

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Courtesy of Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Facebook page

  • WHEN: November 23 to December 24, 2019 | Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • WHERE: Fashion Centre at Pentagon City | 1100 South Hayes Street | Arlington, VA
  • PARKING: Hourly parking garage
  • METRO: Pentagon City Metro Station (take the mall exit)

In addition to these fun activities, the mall will be decorated for the season with designated Christmas trees from various local organizations, like the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Doorways for Women and Families, Arlington Food Assistance Center, and more. What a great way to get to learn more about the community while you check off items on your shopping list!


For more information about this weekly event, check out the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City website.

Where do you get all of your gift shopping doneā€”out and about at the shops or all online? Is Pentagon City one of your favorite malls? Let us know in the comments!

When you're done with all of your shopping, stow the bags in the car, go down the street to Pentagon Row, and go ice skating!