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20th Annual First Night Alexandria



Fireworks and 100 Live Performances at 22 Venues

A spectacular fireworks display over the Potomac River will ring in the New Year as part of the 20th Anniversary of First Night Alexandria, the largest family-friendly and alcohol-free New Year's Eve party in the Washington, DC region. An Alexandria tradition, all of Old Town will be buzzing with activity from 2 p.m. to midnight. Afternoon activities and the sixth Annual Fun Hunt will be followed at 7 p.m. by more than 100 live performances at 22 indoor venues in Old Town and one in Del Ray.

Each year, revelers stroll Old Town Alexandria's historic streets among art galleries, historic sites, churches and even retail shops that have been transformed into cozy performance venues. Old Town's many restaurants and pubs welcome First Night fans, with a choice of eateries catering to families with children or folks looking for an upscale date night.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Afternoon activities: 


2  - 5 p.m. including Sixth Annual Fun Hunt



7 p.m.-midnight at venues throughout Old Town Alexandria



Midnight along the Potomac River at the foot of King Street

Full Schedule of Events



Your ticket to entertainment all over town is the First Night Alexandria badge!

Itineraries for Families, Couples, and Young Professionals

With more than 100 live performances happening around the city, navigating First Night Alexandria can be a little overwhelming. We've created special itineraries for you and your entourage, including dining and hotel options, to make sure you don't miss a beat.

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