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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.

Choose Your Itinerary:

    First Night Hotel Packages

    Celebrate NYE with First Night Alexandria passes, parking, breakfast, and Complimentary Evening Reception*. First Night Alexandria is a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration with over 100 performances throughout the evening, ending in a spectacular midnight fireworks display. Our all-suite hotel is located within walking distance to Alexandria's waterfront and just steps from the King Street Metro. Enjoy big savings with our exclusive package that includes two adult First Night passes …more

    December 25, 2014 to January 1, 2015 Studio Suite - $159.00 For One-bedroom suite- $169.00 Plus 14.5% and $1.00 per night tax •Studio suite accommodations with a king bed and queen size sofa bed; full kitchen equipped with cooking and eating utensils •Champagne or Sparkling cider with two souvenir “Champagne Glasses” •Hot breakfast buffet daily •Dinner- Monday through Wednesday from 5:30pm-7:00pm •Free High speed internet access •Free shuttle to and from Eisenhower, King Street Metros as well …more

    First Night Package at Sheraton Suites

    Valid Dates: November 19 - December 28, 2014 Sheraton Suites Alexandria

    Ring in the New Year with family and friends at Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria. We invite you to experience memorable accommodations at our hotel and enjoy an evening at First Night Alexandria, a unique celebration of the New Year on and around King Street in Alexandria. Suite accommodations for $169 per night 2 tickets to First Night Alexandria Complimentary overnight parking Continuous shuttle service to King Street Late check out Travel tip: stay a bit longer, add Tuesday or …more

    Plan a rewarding stay at the SpringHill Suites Alexandria Old Town/Southwest. From October 31 - December 31, 2014, earn 5,000 bonus points per stay on Thursday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required). Our spacious all suites hotel, located just minutes from the Nation's Capital, offers the perfect location for your next getaway. We offer complimentary shuttle service, parking, hot and healthy breakfast options, and internet access... everything you need to feel right at home. Explore …more

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