Miracle on 23rd Street

Geva Lester

Miracle on 23rd Street

Event Details


750 23rd Street S

Arlington, VA 22202


Friday, December 2nd 

6pm - 8pm

Geva and Jane are excited to be sponsoring this event and will be giving out delicious popcorn inside. 

Join us on Friday, December 2nd for the annual Miracle on 23rd Street with Melwood, a local nonprofit advocating and employing people with differing abilities. Located in Aurora Highlands, kick off the Holiday season with the whole family from 6pm - 8pm. 

For the past 59 years, Melwood has brought Holiday cheer to the area and has remained a beloved event by many.  Geva and Jane and Varity Homes are happy to be sponsoring the event to support their ongoing endeavors.

The event includes lighting the community Christmas Tree, face painting, hot cocoa, and fun activities from local sponsors.  Enjoy the arrival of Santa, escorted by the local Arlington Fire and Police departments. This is followed by visits and pictures with the children. More than 400 people attend, so don’t forget to get tickets! And don’t worry, there will be some indoor activities to get away from the chilly weather.

Event Timeline

5:30 PM - Street closures begin. 

6:00 PM - Miracle on 23rd street event begins - Attendees may begin checking out vendors, grabbing food, or participating in crafts while listening to live music.

6:20 PM - Santa makes his grand appearance! 

6:30 PM - Start counting down, you won't want to miss the tree lighting ceremony!

6:45 PM - Attendees can continue enjoying the festivities and pictures with Santa will begin to take place. 

They will also be collecting food to donate to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).  Bring non-perishable items like peanut butter, tuna, non-expired canned or boxed food to donate to those in need.  Or consider making a monetary donation through their website https://afac.org/donatepage/!

About Melwood

Melwood supports children, youth and adults of differing abilities to work and play where and how they choose. They provide employment, job training, life skill improvement, supportive and recreational services to more than 2000 people of differing abilities each year. If you would like to learn more about Melwood and their mission, visit Melwood.org.

We hope to see you at the Miracle on 23rd Street this year! Geva and Jane will be there handing out popcorn!


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