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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're so grateful to all our amazing residents, workers, property owners, and stakeholders who make Crystal City such a fantastic place to live, work & visit!

The BID office will be closed on November 28 and 29. Don't forget to #shoplocal on Saturday, November 30 for Small Business Saturday!

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The Snow Queen Opens Next Week


Just in time for the holidays, Synetic presents a whimsical, family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen.

Join Gerda, a little girl with gumption, a magic mirror, and a quest to save her best friend, as she sets out on a life-changing journey that takes her over mountains and across distant lands to the Snow Kingdom.

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Miracle on 23rd St.

750 S. 23RD ST.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.

Join Melwood to kick off the holiday season with Miracle on 23rd Street, a festive tradition in Arlington for more than 50 years. More than 400 people gathered at last year’s event to view the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree and the much-anticipated arrival of Santa, escorted by the Arlington’s Police and Fire Departments. Enjoy the photos with Saint Nick, face painting, treats and hot cocoa with your family and friends.

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Winter is Coming to Crystal City

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 11:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Game of Thrones might be over, but winter is still coming. 

Head to Crystal City on Saturday, December 14th for a full day of winter fun including the GRUMP holiday market, Fairytale Tea Time at Synetic, and an all day Winter Wonderland with heated igloos, pop up bar featuring unique holiday cocktails, holiday crafts and more! Evening activities will include s'mores and a silent disco under the stars. 

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Recent News

New Irish Pub Now Open in Crystal City


McNamara’s Pub & Restaurant (567 23rd Street S.) opened two weeks ago in the former Fiona’s Irish Pub space, featuring plenty of Irish beer on tap including varieties of layered Guinness drinks.

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JBG Smith Plans New Mixed-Use Development at National Landing


JBG Smith has submitted plans to develop a mixed-use project on its acquired land at National Landing.

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Construction Updates


A number of public infrastructure and private redevelopment projects are currently underway with more coming soon. Stay up to date on our page. 

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Crystal City restaurant owners still waiting for — and excited about — HQ2 bump

Washington Business Journal

Owners of restaurants on Crystal City’s restaurant row were over the moon about the Inc.'s HQ2 announcement when it came down.

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Upcoming Community Events

March of Dimes - Prematurity Awareness Month


The Snow Queen

December 4 - Devember 29 | Synetic Theater | 1800 S Bell St.

Pentagon Happy Hour

Third Thursdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Freddie's Beach Bar | 555 23rd St S

Booz Allen Hamilton Toastmasters Potomac Club

Every Second and Fourth Friday, 11:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m. | 15th & Crystal Dr


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