Fall Festival – Fun for the Family
Mission Arlington® hosts a safe & fun alternative to Halloween each year on the Saturday prior to the annual holiday. Next year’s festival happens Saturday, October 30th, from 12 to 4 p.m. in central Arlington. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
This family-friendly experience includes food, games, hayrides, bouncy houses, face painting, a huge carnival with prizes, a big bag of candy for each child, and so much more. This is a moment which the children love, but the whole family enjoys.
In 2020, 1,243 children (with their families) attended the Festival, adjusted for COVID-19 to be all outdoors, very safe, but still a ton of fun!
Most children would agree that candy plays a huge part in this particular holiday. If you would like to donate individually wrapped candy for this event please deliver it the Mission Arlington® offices downtown. We are grateful for your support!
Quick Reference to more Holiday Events
Click the links below to discover more information about the next round of holiday ministries.
- Thanksgiving Day – November 25th, 8:00 a.m.; To learn more about the details of this day, the preparation leading up to the day, and/or the ways you can provide support, click here;
- Christmas Store – December 11th – December 22nd (excluding Sundays) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day; also on December 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. More info? Click here. For gift ideas, click here.
- Easter 2022– 1) Easter Store: April 14th & 15th, 2022, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; 2) Easter Egg Hunt: April 16th, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
Thank you so much for your support!
Each major event we do, like the ones listed above, generally take a year in advance to get ready. For example, we receive school supplies, Christmas toys, and Thanksgiving food all year long, setting it aside until “the day” arrives.
As you may know, it isn’t at all unusual to have groups sorting and moving Christmas toys in the summer months, because that’s just what it takes to get ready. We work all year long on each holiday event.
Your prayers make a difference, and we appreciate not just the way you give your time when you volunteer, but also the opportunity to work alongside of you day by day. You make it easy to care for people. Thank you. To God be the glory!