With temperatures in the mid-20s, thousands turned out to enjoy the indoor and outdoor venues of Watch Night and poured into the 100 block of West Broad to witness the iconic lowering of the historic Falls Church Star at midnight.
“Watch Night had at least as many as last year, if not more, and there were no incidents for the police department to handle” said Falls Church City Police Lieutenant Joe Carter.
The nine live bands, including 13th Story, 60 Feet Tall, Cactus Liquors and Lu and the Blues Crew performed at the main stage that was bracketed by warming stations – one large fire pit and two large fireplaces donated by Sisler’s Stone.
The Falls Church Episcopal and Falls Church Presbyterian hosted nine activities with Drs. Theisz and Cannon hosting a scavenger hunt and live music provided by Big Tow.
There were free refreshments at every venue. Karaoke and inflatable amusements, with lots of activities to amuse all ages were available on West Broad Street and The Grand FunAlley.
The popular LOVE letters artwork on loan to Watch Night from the Virginia Tourism Council was a very popular venue for photos with family and friends. The letters are here until tomorrow.