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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

Ornament Decorating at Friendship Firehouse

  • November 08, 2014 to November 22, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Friendship Firehouse
  • Venue: Friendship Firehouse
  • Admission: $2 includes ornament
  • 107 S. Alfred Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4994
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Ornament Decorating at Friendship Firehouse

The Friendship Firehouse Museum is offering ornament decorating on Saturday November 8, 15, and 22, from 1-4 p.m. Participants can decorate and take home dough ornaments made in shapes inspired by ... Learn More

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

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

Torpedo Factory Art Center Holiday Open House

Torpedo Factory Art Center Holiday Open House

During the holidays, there is nothing like a one-of-a-kind handmade gift for that one-of-a-kind person. For the Holiday Open House, artists keep their studios open late for visitors to find special ... Learn More

Plantation Christmas at Gunston Hall

Plantation Christmas at Gunston Hall

Let the Christmas Past become part of your Christmas Present! Ride in a horse-drawn carriage, sip warm cider by the fire, and sample period food prepared in the hearth kitchen. Return to the 18th ... 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

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Ring in the holiday season with sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Saturday, December 20! For the first time ever, Mount Vernon will open ... 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 $18 adults ($17 online); $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

Alexandria's Holiday Market

  • December 05, 2014 to December 21, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 11am - 8pm
  • Location: John Carlyle Square
  • Admission: FREE
  • 300 John Carlyle Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
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Alexandria's Holiday Market

Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively outdoor Holiday Market. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your ... Learn More

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Holiday Concert

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Holiday Concert

Gustav Holst Christmas Day with the NOVA Community Chorus, Ralph Vaughan-Williams Five Mystical Songs with the NOVA Community Chorus, Alfred Schnittke Concerto for Piano and Strings with pianist ... Learn More

 

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