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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

Sunset Celebration

  • May 24, 2014 to May 25, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Venue: Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens
  • Admission: Tickets are $18, adults; $12, children ages 6-11; and free for five and under. This event is not included in general admission.
  • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121
  • Phone: 703-780-2000
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Sunset Celebration

Mount Vernon invites visitors to an unforgettable evening experience! Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon, an event over Memorial Day weekend, offers a rare opportunity to visit Mount Vernon after the ... Learn More

Happening This Month

Photos with the Easter Bunny

  • April 19, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 11am-8pm
  • Venue: Landmark Mall
  • Admission: Photo prices vary
  • 5801 Duke Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: 703-354-8405
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Photos with the Easter Bunny

Photos with the Easter Bunny April 5th through April 19th Monday through Saturday from 11am-8pm Sundays from 12pm-6pm April 18th & 19th from 10am-9pm Pet Nights April 7th & 14th from 5pm-8pm ... Learn More

Easter Brunch

Join us for Easter brunch! See our website for more information

Easter Brunch Buffet

  • April 20, 2014
  • Times: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Venue: Ramparts
  • Admission: $25 per person, $9 kids under 10
  • 1700 Fern Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22302-2605
  • Phone: 703-998-6616
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Easter Brunch Buffet

Easter brunch buffet with omelet station, grilled beef filet medallions, shrimp & scallop scampi, blueberry pancakes, stuffed chicken, smoked salmon, muffins, cookies and much, much more! Make ... Learn More

Easter Celebration at Taverna Cretekou

  • April 20, 2014
  • Times: Noon - 8 p.m.
  • Location: Taverna Cretekou
  • Venue: Taverna Cretekou
  • 818 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
Easter Celebration at Taverna Cretekou

Our Easter celebration will be held April 20th. We will have a set menu. Live greek music and our hours will be 12 Noon till 8 p.m. Come enjoy! Reservations suggested.

Carlyle House Mother's Day Tea

Carlyle House Mother's Day Tea

Treat that special woman in your life to an elegant tea and tour of Carlyle House, the most historic house in Old Town Alexandria. Relax in the beautiful garden setting of our Magnolia Terrace while ... Learn More

Free Mother's Day Tours

Free Mother's Day Tours

The Apothecary is pleased to offer free tours on Mother’s Day for all mothers and grandmothers! Treat the woman who took care of you to a tour of the Apothecary, which took care of Alexandrians ... Learn More

Free Mother's Day Tours

Free Mother's Day Tours

Gadsby's Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Mother's Day for our visiting mothers! Treat Mom to a tour by our Junior Docents of the historic tavern and City Hotel made famous by John ... Learn More

Mother's Day Open House at Friendship Firehouse Museum

Mother's Day Open House at Friendship Firehouse Museum

The Friendship Firehouse Museum is free for mothers and their families on Mother's Day. Mothers can take home a complimentary photograph. The firehouse photographer will be on hand to take portraits ... Learn More

Father's Day Open House at Friendship Firehouse Museum

  • June 15, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Friendship Firehouse
  • Admission: Free
  • 107 S. Alfred Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4994
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Father's Day Open House at Friendship Firehouse Museum

The Friendship Firehouse Museum is free for fathers and their families on Father's Day. The firehouse photographer will be on hand, so dads can take home a complimentary photograph. Come have a ... Learn More

Free Father's Day Tours

Free Father's Day Tours

Treat your father to a special tour of the Apothecary, a family business first established in 1792! See the outstanding collection of herbs and botanicals, shop furnishings, apothecary bottles and ... Learn More

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

Mother's Day Weekend

  • May 10, 2014 to May 11, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • 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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Mother's Day Weekend

Join the “Mother of Our Country,” Martha Washington, and her granddaughter “Nelly” as they celebrate this special weekend with visitors. Enjoy “Lady ... Learn More

Father's Day Weekend

  • June 14, 2014 to June 15, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • 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
  • Visit Website
  • Send Email
Father's Day Weekend

Mount Vernon invites visitors to spend Father’s Day with the Father of Our Country! “General Washington” greets visitors and poses for photographs on Father’s Day weekend. ... Learn More

Free Father's Day Tours at Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Free Father's Day Tours at Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Celebrate with your favorite father at a place where the Father of our Country ate, drank, and influenced history. Gadsby's Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours by our Junior Docents on ... Learn More

An American Celebration

An American Celebration

Mount Vernon salutes our first commander in chief with a dazzling display of made-for-daytime fireworks during its annual Independence Day event! Visitors will be treated to spectacular smoke ... Learn More

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
  • Visit Website
  • Send Email
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

 

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221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3301 or 800-388-9119
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