by Rebecca Webb
November 27, 2018
At Giant Food in McLean, the Season of Giving is well underway! The familiar bell ringing and the red kettle will be out front through Christmas Day.
Salvation Army's volunteers stand outside in the cold ringing a bell and collecting money at the red kettle. Monies raised go to the local community in the form of Housing Assistance, Food Assistance, Clothing Assistance, Emergency Disaster Services. The little red kettle goes a long way!
Also at Giant Food, you will find a Christmas Tree at Customer Service that has gift cards on it. The cards are for Share of Mclean, the community assistance program that helps families with food, clothings, emergency financial assistance. Share is year round in need of keeping stocked supplies and donations. They also have $10 toiletries bags that can be purchased at Giant Food. To find out more about how to help Share of McLean during the Holidays, visit their site at
Dont Miss It! - The McLean WinterFest! Sunday, December 2nd
Now Celebrating its 10th year, for the information about the route and parking, check out www.mcleanwinterfest.org.
McLean Volunteer Fire Department - See Santa Around Town riding in the antique fire truck! He will be handing out candy canes! To check his street and neighborhood schedule, please visit https://www.mcleanvfd.org/santa/
At the National Harbor at Gaylord National - ICE! A Charlie Brown Christmas
See your favorite story come to life in 2 million pounds of ICE! For information, https://www.marriott.com/gaylord-hotels/gaylord-national-harbor-christmas-on-the-potomac.mi
Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, Va - Come visit this wonderland spectacular of lights, a half-mile route of animated lights, with roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate at the end! For more, visit: https://www.novaparks.com/events/winter-walk-of-lights/fees-hours
Where to Buy a Christmas Tree:
Trinity United Methodist Church - 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, VA 22101
St. John's Catholic Church - 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, VA 22101
Four Seasons of McLean Inc - Plants Lot at 6808 Elm St, McLean, VA 22101