Watch 40 Rosslyn rooftops come to life Thursday night during the 19th Annual LIGHT UP Rosslyn.
The occasion includes December favorites like music, hot chocolate, cookies, and the big event: Arlington officials flipping a giant light switch to turn on holiday lights on rooftops.
The event benefits the homeless clients of the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). The Rosslyn BID, which is sponsoring the LIGHT UP Rosslyn event, collected warm winter clothing for the group starting Nov. 7 and topping off Thursday.
“Last year, we collected 59 ninety-gallon bags of clothing for A-SPAN,” said Cecilia Cassidy, executive director of the Rosslyn BID. “I hope the Rosslyn community will join us for this memorable celebration.”
Music and food starts at 5:15 p.m., and the lighting of the skyline is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. under the ABC-7/WJLA big screen televisions at 1100 Wilson Boulevard.
Local celebrity and News Channel 8 meteorologist Devon Lucie will join officials in flipping the switch.
The dome lighting at the Artisphere is from 5:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. and a free public reception will be held from 7p.m. to 10 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd.
Rooftops will be illuminated until Jan. 15.
View last year's gallery of LIGHT UP Rosslyn.