Watch Night 2016!

FREE & Family Friendly!


West Broad Street – 100 Block • 7 PM-midnight

Watch Night – Big Night in The Little City of Falls Church is held downtown – spanning a four block area that begins on the 100 Block of West Broad Street which is closed to traffic that evening. Lots of live music, interactive amusements and activities, inflatables for all ages, 9 live bands and more musicians, caricaturist, balloon artist, puppet shows and more. Scores of volunteers contribute time and talent to organize and help the businesses, churches, and organizations who donate their space from 7 pm up until midnight.

Free Shuttle Bus every 30 minutes from East Falls Church Metro Station to all venues, running from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Big Night in the Little City Watch Night is unique not only for featuring amazing local talent, but also because of the enormous volunteer network that makes it possible. Highlights include:

•9  Live bands • Indoor and Outdoor venues . Free Tours of the Historic Falls Church with costumed guides. Roots Music • 17 piece Orchestra with Swing Dancing • Scavenger Hunt . Karaoke • Live Band doing Rock and Roll Dance at Unity Club• Caricaturist • Face Painters • Balloon Artists • Airbrush Artists . Free Popcorn, Hot Chocolate, and Soup while supplies last • Velcro Wall • Bungee Run . Dragon and Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course  . Slide & Castle Combo . 65′ Mega Challenge Obstacle Course . Tiger Belly Moon bounce for small children • Fire pits and Fireplaces for warming • NYE Novelties (retail) . Food Trucks . Walking Watch Night Menus •  Free balloons for hats and countdown wave • Free noisemakers for countdown. Lots of restaurants in the 4 block area.

Take your photo at the 16 ‘ L x 6′ High LOVEwork sculpture with your loved ones at Watch Night at the corner of Washington and Broad Streets (Rts 29 and 7) to have an momento of Watch Night! Use or find HashTags on social media. #LOVEWNFC, #LOVEWN, #LOVETheLittleCity


Sudden M Pac


Sudden M Pac – Stage TBD & Time TBD – Lead vocalists includes, André Jackson, Shelton Price, and Steve Alston all talented vocalists who contributes to the sound and feel of the group. In fact, fans look forward to André lending his potent baritone vocals to a Teddy Pendergrass song. His rendition of classic tunes once performed by the O’Jays or TP definitely has the female fans swooning as he adds a bit of romance in the air. When André is not performing with SMP he can be found on a global stage with former lead singer of the Temptations, Glenn Leonard and his Temptations Revue.

Shelton wasted no time making an impression on the fans. Anyone who knows Shelton can account for his passion for performance, showmanship and live entertainment every time he hits the stage. Known for winning over a crowd with his sultry, smooth vocals and getting the party started with Frankie Beverly and Maze’s “Before I Let Go” or “Got to Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye fans can’t help but to get out of their seats.

Steve, has graced the stage as a member of the Dynamic Superiors, and more recently, performed with Special Delivery, singing their classic song, “I Destroyed Your Love”. Steve has stepped in and shown his worth to Sudden M Pac by adding his skills as a legitimate tenor. You can lose yourself is the pure rich tone of his voice as he sings songs from the Temptations, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Eric Benet to name a few. Ladies, stand back because this guy can “SANG”.

Sudden M Pac Band members include, Michael “Skeeter” Hines (Drummer), he holds a reputation amongst his peers for ‘keeping it in the pocket.’ While fans cannot turn a blinds eye to the wicked bass lines held by, Chris Phelps. Not many R&B bands can boost about unconventional instrumentation but SMP can when they talk about the multi-talented “Uncle Mike” Michael Hicks who plays lead guitar. If you’re looking for melody, we have the best at giving you just that . SMP has the honor of having DC’s greatest Keyboard Player Jeno Meyers (Notably the keyboard player for the Stylistics, Heatwave, Jean Carne and many many more!) few. Ladies, stand back because this guy can “SANG”.

Big Tow


Big Tow playing Watch Night Falls Church – Main Stage -
Scott Lewis, lead guitar, vocals
Jay Von Runnen, guitar, vocals
Dave Cogan, percussion, vocals
Michael Reinemer, bass, vocals
George Lane, keyboards, vocals
Devin Divecha, sax

Do not miss Big Tow. One of DC Area’s Favorite Bands

“Great music you’ve heard before…can’t put your finger on it”

Wilco, BoDeans, John Hiatt, NRBQ, Ryan Adams, Graham Parker, Jayhawks, Crowded House, Steely Dan, The Band, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne…

Out of Line


Out of Line – Stage TBD & Time TBD - Out of Line is a four-piece rock band located in McLean, Virginia. The current group has been playing together in the area for over three years, at venues such as Hard Rock Cafe and The Fillmore. The band blends multiple genres, including Pop, R&B, and Funk.Though they are composed of four high school students, Out of Line produces a surprisingly mature, energetic sound that is sure to bring you to your feet!

Claudia Swope – Keyboard/Vocals
Sam Roomian – Lead Guitar
Conor Zeya – Drums
Liam ODonovan – Bass




Lead Sponsors:

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City of Arts, Theater, Culture & History



The Falls Church Economic Development Authority


The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce


The Falls Church News-Press


Falls Church Foot and Ankle


The Little City C.A.T.C.H.Foundation City of Arts, Theatre, Culture and History


The Village Preservation and Improvement Society


The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation


Family Medicine of Falls Church


Venue Sponsors

Family Medicine in Falls Church – Dr. Gordon Theisz

Falls Church Foot and Ankle Center – Dr. Paul Cannon

Falls Church Presbyterian Church

The Falls Church Episcopal

New Editions Consulting

Drs. Melanie Love and Mark Miller


Host Supporters


Foxes Music Company

The Oshinsky Family Partnership

Burke and Herbert Bank


Dr. William Dougherty III, D.D.S.

Cue Recording, LTD

Clay Café Studios

See the full list of Sponsors. Here!


WATCH NIGHT – uniquely Falls Church

By on December 29, 2015

WATCH NIGHT – uniquely Falls Church


WATCH NIGHT, Falls Church’s New Year’s Eve celebration is pleased to announce KIDDAR CAPITAL as a new Lead Sponsor of the 18th Annual Watch Night Falls Church, joining the City of Falls Church and The Little City CATCH Foundation.


The premise of this 18th annual community event is that it is free and family friendly, fun for all ages; made possible by the many community groups, organizations, businesses, and churches that volunteer time, talent and donate funds, materials, space and energy to make it all happen.  Watch Night is currently the only community event in the downtown business district.


This year’s 18th Annual Watch Night features many bands and a wide variety of musical performances: Roots, Rock, Big Band, and Motown Sound. WN is for those who are seeking a fun, free family event.  A free Watch Night Shuttle runs from the East Falls Church Metro Station (7 pm to 1 a.m.). There is lots of free parking (E. Broad Sts at The Falls Church and Falls Church Presbyterian Church) – see website map- with family friendly venues – Watch Night Falls Church is the place to be on NYE.


Watch Night offers free balloons and popcorn, many colorful inflatable amusements for all ages, puppet shows, dancing, karaoke, Main Stage Live Music, featuring Sudden M Pac, BIG TOW, and Out of Line.

Caricaturists, Facepainters, Balloon Artists, and Puppet Shows are featured at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church along with Cowboy Hay and Northern Lights Big Band Orchestra.  Drs Theisz and Cannon are hosting a Scavenger Hunt, Tiger Belly Moonbounce with live music from “Bad Hair Day”.


There are lots of great photo opportunities, including LOVE letters which will return to The Crossroads in front of George Mason Square. The LOVE letters are a program of the Virginia is For Lovers campaign conducted by the Virginia Tourism Council.  Warming stations include outdoor fireplaces, fire pits that are  provided by Sisler’s Stone.   Volunteers will be on hand throughout the venues and even to take photos with the visitor’s own phone or camera at the LOVE venue.

Watch Night 2015 will also include “I wish I could….” Chalkwalk sponsored by Falls Church Arts as well as new foodvendors and musical performances

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