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Winter Holidays in Alexandria

Named a Top 10 Christmas Town by HGTV and a "quintessential holiday getaway" by Baltimore Magazine, Alexandria, Virginia dazzles visitors with twinkling trees that illuminate Old Town, boutiques and restaurants buzzing with seasonal cheer and Santa Claus welcoming families with warm wishes. Dozens of holiday events deck historic brick-lined streets, including the Campagna Center's Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, featuring a parade of more than 100 clans in tartan, the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on the Potomac River, and First Night Alexandria, a spectacular New Year's celebration with fireworks at the waterfront.

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Featured Events

Happening This Month

Soldier-led Tours in Honor of Veterans Day

Soldier-led Tours in Honor of Veterans Day

Tour the historic Union fort with an interpreter who will portray a Civil War veteran returning to Fort Ward and reminiscing about his army experience in the Defenses of Washington. The 90-minute ... Learn More

Mount Vernon Salutes Veterans

Mount Vernon Salutes Veterans

In honor of our nation's veterans, Mount Vernon admits FREE all active duty, former, or retired military personnel. Honored guests are also invited to place a flower at Washington’s Tomb where ... Learn More

Civil War Christmas in Camp

Civil War Christmas in Camp

Holiday event interprets how Christmas was observed during the Civil War. Features a patriotic Santa Claus, living history interpreters, a Victorian tree, the Officers’ Hut decorated for the ... Learn More

On-Going Events

Christmas at Mount Vernon

  • November 28, 2014 to January 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • 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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Christmas at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is joyfully decking the halls for Christmas at Mount Vernon, a special daytime program offered through January. Themed decorations (including 12 Christmas trees) and historical ... Learn More

A Christmas Carol

  • December 05, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Thu and Fri at 8pm, Sat and Sun 3pm and 5pm
  • Venue: Little Theatre of Alexandria
  • Admission: $15 plus service fees
  • 600 Wolfe Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-0496
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A Christmas Carol

LTA rings in the holiday season with a return of the classic by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly Victorian humbug, travels with ghostly guides through Christmas past, present, and future ... Learn More


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