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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

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
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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

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

Winesday!

  • November 26, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Wed/5-7pm
  • Venue: Whole Foods Market Old Town
  • Admission: Adults; $5 children; free
  • 1700 Duke St
  • Alexandria, VA, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-706-0891
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Winesday!

Winesday! Whole Foods Old Town hosts a weekly happy hour for just $5! Includes five wine tastings and five food pairings. Kids are welcome and eat free! Each Wednesday features a different category of ... Learn More

Old Town Farmers Market

  • November 29, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: From: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Market Square
  • Admission: Free
  • 301 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
Old Town Farmers Market

The nation's oldest farmers market offers a variety of vendors, including baked goods, cut flowers, live plants, and crafts.

“Civil War Sundays”

Exhibits include: An original May 26, 1861, edition of The New-York Tribune detailing Colonel Elmer Ellsworth's death in Alexandria; A Peeps diorama illustrating Ellsworth's death; A ... Learn More

FireFlies' Happy Hour

FireFlies' Happy Hour

Happy Hour 7 days a week! Great food and drink specials, exciting beer list, great service and a fun atmosphere.

Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

  • November 26, 2014 to January 10, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Venue: Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens
  • Admission: Event included with purchase of a General Admission Ticket $17 adults; $8 children ages 6-11; free children ages 5 and under
  • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121
  • Phone: 703-780-2000
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Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through ... Learn More

Bluegrass Brunch at FireFlies

  • November 30, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Fireflies Bar & Restaurant
  • Admission: Free
  • 1501 Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-548-7200
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Bluegrass Brunch at FireFlies

Every Sunday we have Bluegrass brunch with Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass. The band is highly regarded as bluegrass royalty. They play from 11-2 and we serve awesome brunch from our exciting ... Learn More

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