Kick off the Christmas festivities with some last-minute shopping at unique boutiques, a Wu-Tang Clan concert at the State Theatre, Christmas dinner at Le Granja De Oro or 2941 and a hands-on Chanukah celebration for those not celebrating Christmas. Happy holidays!
Last-Minute Gift Shopping in Falls Church: If you're still in need of a few Christmas gifts, shop locally this weekend at unique boutiques and stores with goods, services and gift certificates to offer for this holiday season. Don't miss the chance to buy great frames at Art and Frame of Falls Church, gift certificates to Clay Cafe Studios, Sacred Well Yoga and Healthy by Intention, boutique wine and gourmet food at Red, White & Bleu Wine and Gourmet and unique artwork, jewelry and other specialty gifts at Stifel & Capra.
Friday, Dec. 23 - Saturday, Dec. 24
Various locations in Falls Church; Times vary
Wu-Tang Clan: Don't miss the famous hip-hop collective at the State Theatre on Friday night. 18 and up to enter.
Friday, Dec. 23, 8 p.m. doors and 9 p.m. show; $55
220 N. Washington St.; (703) 237-0300
Christmas Dinner at La Granja De Oro Restaurant: This popular Latin American eatery will be open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. and on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. House specialties include sautéed beef (Peruvian style) and green spaghetti with steak. Price level: $$
2920 Annandale Rd.; 703-534-5511
Christmas Eve Dinner at 2941 Restaurant: Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu with appetizers including duck consommé and Hudson valley foie gras, a mid-course of hand-rolled potato gnocchi with provencal black truffle and vermouth cream sauce and a main course including crispy lobster tail and beef rib eye. Desserts include buche de noel and mont blanc soufflé.
Saturday, Dec. 24, 5-10 p.m.; $65 per person (Call for reservations)
2941 Fairview Park Dr.; 703-270-1500
Hands-On Chanukah Celebration: Have fun with the entire family at this Chanukah celebration featuring arts & crafts, games, activities, a moon bounce, face painting and a balloon artist. The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is technically in Fairfax but a quick car ride for Falls Church residents!
Sunday, Dec. 25, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $9 per person; $18 per family up to six people
8900 Little River Tnpk.; 703-537-3064