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No matter the season, Alexandrians know how to celebrate. Throughout the year, a host of events take place in the city, celebrating holidays, historical figures and the artistic scene Alexandria is renowned for. From annual festivals and parades, to art shows, live music, theater, history reenactments and holiday celebrations, Alexandria's award-winning culture never stops buzzing.

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Featured Events

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Join "Mrs. Washington" as she hosts an enchanting evening of candlelight tours, fireside caroling and festive treats. Timed tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for children 11 and under. ... Learn More

Waterskiing Santa Comes to Old Town Alexandria

  • December 24, 2014
  • Times: 1 p.m. (Pre-show at 12:45 p.m.)
  • Location: Alexandria’s Waterfront between King and Oronoco streets, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Admission: Free
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Waterskiing Santa Comes to Old Town Alexandria

Now in its 29th year, this favorite DC-area Christmas Eve event comes to Old Town Alexandria for the very first time. Gather at Alexandria's Potomac River waterfront for a spectacular show by the ... Learn More

Happening This Month

Alexandria's Holiday Market

  • December 19, 2014 to December 21, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 11am - 8pm
  • Location: John Carlyle Square
  • Admission: FREE
  • 300 John Carlyle Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
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Alexandria's Holiday Market

Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively outdoor Holiday Market. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your ... Learn More

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Ring in the holiday season with sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Saturday, December 20! For the first time ever, Mount Vernon will open ... Learn More

Down ton Abbey Tea

Down ton Abbey Tea

Includes a traditional tea and a special private tour of the house comparing the people and places of Downton Abbey with those of the Lee-Fendall House. The tour includes the servants’ wing, ... Learn More

Pieces of a Dream

  • December 20, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Pieces of a Dream

Pieces of a Dream is an American R&B/jazz group from Philadelphia. The group was formed in 1976 by bassist Cedric Napoleon, drummer Curtis Harmon, and keyboardist James Lloyd. At the time, the ... Learn More

Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia Concert: "Holidays in Paris"

  • December 20, 2014
  • Times: 7:00 p. m.
  • Venue: George Washington Masonic Memorial
  • Admission: $10 online http://sonovaholidays14.brownpapertickets.com; $15 at the door
  • 101 Callahan Drive
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-683-2007
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Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia Concert:

SONOVA provides high-quality classical music to Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas, while upholding our standards of outreach, education, and entertainment.

Making Skincare Treatments from your Garden and Kitchen

Making Skincare Treatments from your Garden and Kitchen

Mellenie Runion with Truly-Life Eco Gifts explains how to use simple ingredients for a healthy skin care regimen.

Santa Brunch

  • December 21, 2014
  • Times: 11am-2pm
  • Venue: Indigo Landing
  • Admission: $35 adults; $17.50 children 12 and under
  • 1 Marina Dr.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-0001

Enjoy a festive occasion for the whole family - our sumptuous Sunday Brunch with holiday treats and a visit with Santa for the kids to share their holiday dreams.

A John Waters Christmas

  • December 22, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $49.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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A John Waters Christmas

John Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult ... Learn More

Breakfast with Santa

  • December 22, 2014 to December 24, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: 8:30-12:30PM
  • Venue: Union Street Public House
  • Admission: $10 per child ages 0-12, $15 per person 13+
  • 121 South Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-1785
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Breakfast with Santa

Have breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus before they take off for the big night. Ticket price is $10 per child (age 0-12) and $15 per person (age 13+) and includes a continental breakfast, visit ... Learn More

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Services

  • December 24, 2014 to December 25, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Dec. 24/3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 10:30 p.m.; Dec. 25/10:00 a.m.
  • Venue: Christ Church
  • Admission: Free
  • 118 North Washington Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-549-1450
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Services

Join in Christmas Eve worship services at 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 or 10:30 p.m. in the Historic Church where George Washington worshipped. Children are welcome at all services. The 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. ... Learn More

Christmas Eve Dinner

  • December 24, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: From: 5pm to 10pm
  • Venue: La Bergerie
  • 218 N. Lee Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1007
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Christmas Eve Dinner

3 Course Dinner Menu, $69 per person (excluding tax/gratuity), strolling violinist, Children’s (12 & under) Menu - $18, reservations encouraged.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

  • December 27, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $39.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

John Lyon, better known by his stage name Southside Johnny, is an American singer-songwriter, who usually fronts his band Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. Southside has long been considered ... Learn More

Kindred the Family Soul

  • December 29, 2014 to December 30, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $59.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Kindred the Family Soul

Kindred the Family Soul, also referred to as Kindred, are an American R&B, soul, and neo soul duo consisting of the married couple of Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon.

Celebrate New Year's Eve

Celebrate New Year's Eve

DJs and special menu!

First Night Alexandria: Potters' Art Family Program

First Night Alexandria: Potters' Art Family Program

Learn about Alexandria's salt-glazed potters at this fun, hands-on First Night Alexandria program. Discover the unique styles and techniques between H.C. Smith (1825-1841) and B.C. Milburn ... Learn More

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise Aboard Nina's Dandy

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise Aboard Nina's Dandy

Ring in the New Year on the Potomac! Enjoy outstanding service, outstanding food and outstanding views of our Nation's majestic monuments while cruising aboard Nina's Dandy. Also enjoy outstanding ... Learn More

New Year's Eve Prayer Service

New Year's Eve Prayer Service

First Night Celebration in the Historic Church on Wednesday, December 31 at 10:00 p.m. is a New Year’s Eve Prayer Service with readings from the Bible and Charles Dickens’ "A ... Learn More

On-Going Events

Duncan's Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch

Duncan's Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch

Let's face it. Brunch is the most important meal of the week. Murphy's offers a fantastic Brunch with all the Irish Favorites along with some American classics. Starting from $8.95, this is something ... Learn More

Tuesday is Trivia Night at Murphy's Irish Pub

  • December 23, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 8.15pm-10.15pm
  • Location: Murphy's Irish Pub
  • Admission: Free
  • 713 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-1717
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Every Tuesday is Trivia night at Murphy's. Pit your wits against the best in the business every week here at Murphy's. Its always free to play and the prizes range from hockey tickets to T-Shirts. We ... Learn More

Wee Ones Storytime

  • December 19, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Location: Hooray for Books!
  • Venue: Hooray for Books!
  • Admission: Free
  • 1555 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-4092
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Wee Ones Storytime

Join us as we explore the exciting world around us with some of our favorite stories and songs! Ages 2 and under. Free.

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