WATCH NIGHT Falls Church December 31, 2023 is a go – -indoors and out – all free!


Plan to attend the best New Year’s event around for all


Free,  Fun & Family Friendly!


 100 block West Broad Street, City of Falls Church, VA –  • 7 PM-midnight

Enjoy a free special guided tour of the Historic Falls Church Episcopal from 6pm to  8pm.*  Special docents will lead tours of this iconic church. See the place where the Declaration of Independence, The Emancipation Proclamation were read to the citizens of Falls Church.  Where George Washington and George Mason were active parishioners and served on the Church Vestry

Watch Night – Big Night in Falls Church is held downtown – spanning four venues that begins on the 100 Block of West Broad Street, City of Falls Church, VA – which is closed to traffic that evening. Lots of live music, interactive amusements and activities, inflatables, and more for all ages, live bands and more musicians, photos in Victorian attire and more. Volunteers contribute time and talent to organize and help the businesses, churches, and organizations who donate their space from 7 pm up until midnight.

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:

Indoor and Outdoor venues with amusements for all ages . 20 piece Orchestra with Swing Dancing •  Face Painters •

OUTDOOR AMUSEMENTS are being selected and may include:  4 Climber Rock Wall  32′ high…. Broco Baby Shark….Bounce – maze….. Crayon combo slide and bounce for small children •

Fire pits and Fireplaces for warming • NYE Novelties (retail) .



Have your photo taken at the 16 ‘ L x 6’ High LOVE work sculpture with your loved ones by WN Volunteers using your cell phone which is returned to you…Come to the Southwest corner of Washington and Broad Streets (Rts 29 and 7) to capture your family, friends, kids and remember this  22nd annual Watch Night! Use or find HashTags on social media. #LOVEWNFC, #LOVEWN, #LOVETheLittleCity














Drs. Melanie Love and Mark Miller Dentistry


Venue Sponsors

Burke & Herbert Bank


Foxes Music Company

The Falls Church Episcopal

The Falls Church Presbyterian Church

Falls Church News Press

Host Supporters

A & A Auto Service

June Beyer Art

Sisler’s Stone



A&A Auto Services

Andrew Painter, Esq.

Steward and Karen Gould


Friends of Watch Night

See the full list of Sponsors. Here!

WATCH NIGHT – uniquely Falls Church

By on December 29, 2015

WATCH NIGHT, Falls Church’s New Year’s Eve celebration is pleased to announce THE KENSINGTON FALLS CHURCH as a new Lead Sponsor of the 20th Annual Watch Night Falls Church, joining the City of Falls Church and The Little City CATCH Foundation.


The premise of this 20th 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 20th Annual Watch Night features many bands and a wide variety of musical performances: Roots, Rock, Jazz, Blues, 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, hot chocolate and other goodies throughout the evening including lots of amusements and music:  rock wall climbing, bungee jumps, fun obstacle courses for the whole family and many other colorful inflatable amusements for all ages, puppet shows, dancing, karaoke, Main Stage Live Music, featuring Sudden M Pac, Alpha Dog Blues Band, and Eastern All Star Jazz Quintet.

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.

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 2017 will also include “I wish I could….” Chalkwalk sponsored by Falls Church Arts as well as new foodvendors and musical performances.

Be part of it all and join us at Watch Night Falls Church, a great New Year’s Eve experience for all ages!



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F.C.’s ‘Watch Night’ Helped by Local Businesses

By on December 28, 2015

Plans are coming together for Watch Night thanks to volunteer event manager Barb Cram and a number of local businesses. Watch Night is the City of Falls Church’s free New Year’s Eve celebration which includes live entertainment, kids activities, refreshments,

‘Watch Night’ in Falls Church

By on December 30, 2014

This is not your typical New Year’s Eve bash—it’s better! Happening for the 15th year in a row, the City of Falls Church will host their “Watch Night New Year’s Eve Celebration” tonight. Named as the “coolest New Year’s Eve event” for families in the D.C.

The Little City of Falls Church Knows How to Throw a Party: Free, Open to All

By on December 30, 2014

Free shuttle bus at East Falls Church Metro begins New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m. and goes to all venues every half hour. Lots of free parking. The City of Falls Church will throw its 17th annual New Year’s Eve

17th Annual ‘Watch Night’ on New Year’s Eve Will Teem With Activity

By on December 29, 2014

Falls Church and area residents can renew “auld” acquaintances (and make new ones) on New Year’s Eve when the 17th annual Watch Night party lights up downtown starting at 7 p.m. The sponsors call it a “Big Night in the

Falls Church Guide to ‘Watch Night’ New Year’s Eve: Ringing in 2014 •

By on December 28, 2013

Live music, entertainment, activities for all ages on tap. Thousands will gather in the City of Falls Church Tuesday night to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Photo courtesy of Watch Night. Are you ready for the 16th annual Watch Night New

Brisk, Clear is Forecast for New Year’s Eve ‘Watch Night’ Fête in Falls Church

By on December 28, 2013

New Web Site Set To Help Enjoyment Of Many Events. The weather forecast is for brisk but no precipitation this New Year’s Eve in Falls Church for Watch Night, the free New Years’ Eve festival held in downtown Falls Church. Everyone