The Cathedral of Saint Thomas More News:

Country Christmas 2022

October 28, 2022

Join us and celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends during an evening of holiday fun! Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, petting zoo, carolers, hot dogs, hot cocoa and cookies, pictures with Santa, Christmas music, 50/50 Raffle and much more!

To join us there is a suggested donation to attend the event of $10 per family, you can give more or less – our goal is to ensure the event is accessible to the whole community and is subsidized by the PTO and Parish. Purchase tickets here.  

Photos with Santa require a separate sign up click here to sign up now – spaces are limited!

Murphy’s of Arlington and Columbia Gardens will be providing free hot dogs and beverages to all those in attendance. For planning purposes, when you register, please let us know how many hot dogs you anticipate your family will eat and how many will attend.

New this year – join us as we partner with the Arlington County Police Department to bring Christmas cheer to underprivileged children in our community. If you are able, please donate a new unwrapped present for newborns to age 17 at the event. Thank you for being one of Santa’s best helpers!

Would you like to volunteer – go to the website to sign up here. STM School families will get credit for their hours.

50/50 Raffle Tickets to Benefit Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, Jerusalem

Buy a 50/50 Raffle ticket and help save a child. What a great Christmas blessing you would give to families at the Holy Family Hospital, in Bethlehem, Jerusalem. Just steps from where our Savior was born, is a premier neonatal and critical care center caring for critically-ill newborns, some weighing just over one pound. Please consider purchasing a ticket today to help deliver peace and hope in the Holy Land.

The 50/50 Raffle will open online from November 1 through December 9, 2022. Tickets can be purchased through the Cathedral website, or at the parish office. Tickets will also be available at Country Christmas at the entrance of the event. If you purchase your tickets online, your tickets will be available at the rectory office for pick up or at Country Christmas.

One lucky person with the winning ticket number for the raffle will win half the proceeds, with the other half benefitting the Holy Family Hospital.

You do not need to be present to win.

The tickets are 1 for $5.00, 3 for $10.00 and 20 for $20.00.

If you have any questions, please contact Tara Quaadman at