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Saturday, Dec. 5 & Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m.

Free Admission. Registration is required. Activity No. 2011.220

 

Founded in 1982, The McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival is a highly anticipated, juried show featuring exceptional regional artisans. These fine, handcrafted works include established, high-quality, seasoned artisans as well as new artisans exhibiting innovative concepts. The show includes pottery, glass, jewelry, holiday decorations, mixed media, fashion accessories, wood, fine art, artisanal foods, and more. See behind the scenes and watch how these artists create their masterpieces. Support the arts and buy a unique gift for someone special!


Show management will be provided by the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG). Founded in 1972, the NVHG, a 501(c)3 non-profit community-based organization, is dedicated to helping artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their work, promoting the development of arts and crafts in the community and supporting arts and crafts educational activities.

 

Questions? Please contact events@mcleancenter.org.

Live Virtual Event!
Sunday, Dec. 13, 5-6 p.m.
Free admission; registration is required.
Activity No. 2012.220

Wine down the fall, get ready for the holidays, and enjoy this fun, virtual, live and interactive wine tasting event. Four unique wines for this tasting are available (two whites and two reds) to pre-purchase by registrants at The Wine Outlet in McLean (see purchasing instructions below). Selected wines are from regions and wineries around the globe. A wine expert will lead this session and explore the selected wines as well as other interesting aspects of the art of wine. Registrants will access pre-event setup information including best wine temperatures, a tasting mat, a wine rating sheet, and wine glossary. For beginners and connoisseurs alike, this wine experience will not disappoint! 

During the our December McLean Uncorked you will have the opportunity to enjoy the following wines:

Janna De Mare Cagnulari Isola Dei Nuraghi
Puriri Hills Mokoroa Sauvignon Blanc
Romain Duvernay Domaine De Cabane Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Lovisolo Barbera Rose Brut

How to purchase the wines
In Person:
Visit the Wine Outlet at 6727 Curran St, McLean, Va. 22101, mention the McLean Uncorked or the McLean Community Center wine bundle, and one of the friendly associates will assist you.

Online:
Step 1:  Visit the purchasing link here.
Step 2:  Add each of the four wines to your cart.
Step 3:  Proceed to check out.
Step 4:  Follow instructions to log-in or create your account.


Note:  The full discount is applied after the above steps are completed. 

 

McLean Uncorked is a series of three unique wine tasting events featuring local wine experts. 
Sunday, Oct. 25, featuring Chain Bridge Wine Cellars.  Click here to view.
Sunday, Dec. 13, featuring holiday-themed wines from The Wine Outlet in McLean. Register today.
Sunday, Feb. 7, featuring food and wine pairings from Balducci's.  Registration opens in December.

For more information about McLean Uncorked, contact events@mcleancenter.org.

Live Launch: Saturday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m.

Free admission; resgistration is required.

 

The Be Fit McLean health fair is back! This event offers valuable information on a variety of health issues and preventive practices. Learn how to better manage your mental and physical wellness. Health experts and wellness-related exhibitors offer up-to-date information on such topics as COVID-19, stress management, work-life balance, happiness, nutrition and much more.

Live Launch: Sunday, Feb. 7, 5–6 p.m.
Free admission; registration is required.

For beginners and connoisseurs alike, this wine experience will not disappoint! Join your friends or surprise your Valentine and enjoy this fun, virtual, live and interactive wine tasting and food pairing event. Four unique wines for this tasting are available to pre-purchase by registrants at Balducci’s in McLean. Selected wines are from regions and wineries around the globe. A wine expert will lead this session and explore the selected wines as well as other interesting aspects of the art of wine tasting.

 

For more information about McLean Uncorked, contact events@mcleancenter.org.

Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m.-noon
Free admission; preregistration required.


This drive-through, outdoor, environmental action event provides a convenient way for McLean residents to better the planet. Several local community businesses and organizations will provide four key facets of environmental health in the spirit of shredding, reusing, recycling and planting. Free tree saplings and pollinator seeds will be distributed, first-come, first-served. Limits apply.

Celebrating Our Hometown Since 1915
McLean Day 2021

Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Free admission

 

New! McLean’s favorite annual event is celebrating our hometown in a di?fferent way this year! Check this space closer to the event date for up-and-coming information. Due to Covid-19, event details may change.

 

Exhibitors, please check the Exhibitor Page to apply.