Celebrate the season with loved ones in Alexandria, Virginia. Recently voted 'One of 10 Great Streets' by the American Planning Association, Alexandria's King Street is surrounded by great places to shop, dine and celebrate on America's historic main streets. Here you will find independently-owned boutiques and restaurants as well as national retail chains as you find something for everyone on your gift list this holiday season.
After a day filled with shopping or sight-seeing, treat yourself to lunch or dinner at one of Alexandria's up and coming culinary hotspots, or visit an old favorite. Better yet, spend the entire weekend taking in the historic attractions and taking part in the many holiday events taking place in the city voted a '2011 Distinctive Destination' by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Shop ‘til you drop! The Shop Local Alexandria project has coordinated Black Friday early-bird hours and deep discounts at dozens of independently-owned stores. Black Friday Shopping in Alexandria
Download your Alexandria Holiday Shopping Guide. With over 100 shops, boutiques and specialty stores, you can find the perfect gift in no time for everyone on the "Nice" list.
From photos with Santa to a holiday boat parade - Alexandria is the place to be to get in the holiday spirit! More Holiday Events
Alexandria's harbor lights up when dozens of illuminated boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. at the Alexandria City Marina behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center, with free photos with Santa for kids and canines, plus free hot cocoa and cider. The boat parade begins at 5:15 p.m. Free!
Toast to friends & family as you ring in the New Year in Alexandria. Book your hotel package and resolve to have more fun in 2013 as you take in weekend brunch or relax with a spa day after celebrating. New Years Eve in Alexandria
The Antique Guild | 113 N. Fairfax Street | 703.836.1048
Best Western Mount Vernon| 8751 Richmond Hwy | 703.739.2222
Bugsy's Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar | 111 King Street | 703.683.0313
The Carlyle Club | 411 John Carlyle Street | 703.548.5953
Dandy Restaurant Cruises | Zero Prince Street | 703.683.6076
Dishes of India | 1510-A Belle View Boulevard | 703.660.6085
Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant | 134 N. Royal Street | 703.548. 1288
George Washington's Mount Vernon |3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy | 703.780.2000
Gossypia | 325 Cameron Street | 703.836.6969
Hawthorn Suites Alexandria by Wyndham | 420N. Van Dorn Street | 571.527.3124
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center | 5000 Seminary Road | 703.845.1010
Holiday Inn Alexandria SW Hoffman | 2460 Eisenhower Avenue | 703.740.4209
Kings Jewelers | 609 King Street | 703.549.0011
La Bergerie | 218 N. Lee Street | 703.548.3525
Little Theatre of Alexandria | 600 Wolfe Street | 703.683.5778
Old Town Boutique District
Phillips Seafood Restaurant | 900 Water Street, SW. Washington, D.C. | 443.263.1200
Pink & Brown Boutique | 1212 King Street | 703.684.1050
Pizzeria Paradiso | 124 King Street | 703.837.0149
The Westin Alexandria | 400 Courthouse Square | 703.253.8604
Today's Cargo | 1102 King Street | 703.836.6866
Washington Suites Alexandria | 100 S. Reynolds Street | 703.370.9600
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