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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

Happening This Month

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra Concert: "Baroque Concerts"

  • November 23, 2014
  • Times: 3:00 p. m.
  • Venue: George Washington Masonic Memorial
  • Admission: This season all ECO concerts and recitals are “admittance without charge – pay what you can,” with donations always gratefully accepted. To make a donation, please call the ECO office at 703-635-2770
  • 101 Callahan Drive
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-683-2007
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Eclipse Chamber Orchestra Concert:

A unique feature of this program is that the orchestra is rehearsed and led from the front by the soloists themselves. The repertoire features an array of concertos for one or more instruments, by ... Learn More

Jefferson Salon

Jefferson Salon

Enjoy an afternoon of conversation with Thomas Jefferson (portrayed by Colonial Williamsburg's Bill Barker) about his favorite wines, while sampling period-inspired food and The Rare Wine Company's ... Learn More

Music in the Gallery: The Navy Concert Band

Music in the Gallery: The Navy Concert Band

The Navy Band Chamber Music Series features musicians from the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, DC, the Navy's premier musical organization and one of the top professional wind ensembles in the world. ... Learn More

The Time Jumpers

  • November 23, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $59.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
The Time Jumpers

The Time Jumpers are a Western swing ensemble formed in 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Time Jumpers began as a garage practice session; the group started playing occasional gigs in the Nashville ... Learn More

Port City's Annual Great Turkey Escape

Come out to Port City the day before Thanksgiving for our annual Turkey Escape. There will be extended hours from noon-10pm. Rockland's BBQ Food Truck will be there all day serving up their succulent ... Learn More

Thanksgiving Lunch Cruise

  • November 27, 2014
  • Times: Sailing 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. with boarding at 11:30 a.m.
  • Venue: Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ships
  • Admission: $70.00 which includes two and half hour cruise, traditional Thanksgiving meal, tax and gratuity
  • Zero Prince Street (1 Prince Street for GPS purposes)
  • Alexandria, VA 22485
  • Phone: 703-683-6076
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Thanksgiving Lunch Cruise

The flavors of Thanksgiving . . . Family, Friends and Food. Celebrate them all aboard Nina's Dandy! Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal of Roasted Turkey, Virginia Ham, Stuffing, Yams, Mashed ... Learn More

Black Friday at Port City

Are you so full from Thanksgiving that you only have room left for beer? Great! You're in for a treat. Bring the family in to visit your local brewery. We'll have special hours for Black Friday from ... Learn More

Black Friday Sale and Festivities

  • November 28, 2014
  • Times: 6 a.m. and all day
  • Location: Old Town Alexandria
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 703-746-3301
Black Friday Sale and Festivities

Local boutiques will open early, offering once-a-year deals to lure shoppers to Alexandria. Last year saw more than 50 participating local boutiques, encouraging shoppers to choose smaller stores. ... Learn More

Black Friday Sale!

The day after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and the largest single sale you will ever find at fibre space.™ Don’t fight the mall traffic and crowds this ... Learn More

BOGO Jewelry Sale!

  • November 28, 2014
  • Times: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Venue: Ten Thousand Villages
  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-1435
BOGO Jewelry Sale!

Join us Friday, November 28 when we open the doors at 8:00 am! From 8:00 - 10:00 am you can save 20% on everything in the store (excluding rugs and gift cards), and enjoy a "Buy One, Get One 50% ... Learn More

Hangout with Santa (& Mrs. Claus)

Hangout with Santa (& Mrs. Claus)

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at USPH at 1:00pm to visit with all good children. Storytelling (and a few magic tricks) begin at 4pm, and, at 5:30pm, Santa will lead a sidewalk parade, playing his ... Learn More

The Seldom Scene

  • November 28, 2014 to November 29, 2014
  • Times: 10pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
The Seldom Scene

The Seldom Scene is an American bluegrass band formed in 1971 in Bethesda, Maryland.

BOGO Jewelry Sale!

  • November 29, 2014
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Venue: Ten Thousand Villages
  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-1435
BOGO Jewelry Sale!

Buy One piece of jewelry, Get One 50% OFF! All day long, until we close at 9 p.m.! (And of course, buy two pieces of jewelry, and get two others at 50% off; buy three and get - well, you get the ... Learn More

Small Business Saturday

  • November 29, 2014
  • Times: all day
  • Location: Old Town Alexandria
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 703-746-3301
Small Business Saturday

For Small Business Saturday, over 40 of Alexandria's independent boutiques will offer special promotions, gifts with purchase, complimentary services, treats, and/or festive activities inside their ... Learn More

Small Business Saturday at Port City

Small Business Saturday at Port City

Small Small with Port City Brewing for Small Business Saturday. If you're an Amex member, you can get up $30 back on purchases at any participating location. Port City will be giving out a free koozie ... Learn More

Eclipse Chamber Recital: Music for Woodwinds

Eclipse Chamber Recital: Music for Woodwinds

Theresa Cigan and Paul Cigan (clarinet). Music by Robert Schumann, Krommer, Lutoslawski, and others TBD. 3:00 p.m., info 703-635-2770 or www.eclipseco.org. Donations accepted.

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

  • November 25, 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

  • November 28, 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.

Del Ray Farmers Market

  • November 29, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Location: Corner of Oxford and Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Admission: Free!
Del Ray Farmers Market

The Del Ray Market features locally grown goods, like seasonal vegetables and fruits, as well as meats, eggs, fresh pasta and sauces, Amish cheese, yogurt, baked goods, eggs, jams and jellies year ... Learn More

Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

  • November 24, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Venue: La Bergerie
  • 218 N. Lee Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1007
  • Visit Website
Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

Whole Lobster Flambéd in Cognac - $24. Most 750ml bottles of wine under $100 are discounted 40%. Neither entree specials nor wine specials can be combined with any other discount, coupon or ... Learn More

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