Alexandria has a Gift for all this Holiday Season; Online Giveaway Grants 12 Special Prizes November 9, 2009
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                                                                                                                            Merrie Morris                                                                                              
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Online Giveaway Grants 12 Special Prizes Worth on Average $1000

ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 9, 2009) - While a holiday season visit to charming Alexandria is a tradition for many in the Greater Washington area, there's now 12 enticing reasons to also make "virtual Alexandria" ( - the website of the Visit Alexandria another must-visit destination, especially this holiday season.

Now through December 25, enter to win the ultimate gift of the year: one of 12 packages in the "12 Days of Holiday Giveaways" sweepstakes. No purchase is required to enter. Entries can be submitted online at:

The dozen, specially created and themed packages will be awarded, one each day, from December 26, 2009 through January 6, 2010.

A sampling of four of the days of giveaways is listed below. The complete list of the offerings in each package can be found at:

Re-New Year's Getaway

  • Spa Relaxation Package, which includes a two-night stay in a deluxe guest room at the new Lorien Hotel & Spa, two 50-minute spa treatments, a wellness-inspired arrival amenity, and breakfast for two in BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier
  • Two gift certificates from Joe Theismann's Restaurant good for lunch, brunch or dinner for two
  • First Night Alexandria Package: four adult admissions to First Night Celebration, two souvenir aprons and four long sleeve tee shirts
  • $100 gift card from The Christmas Attic

A True Love Date for Two Giveaway

  • Two-night weekend stay at Embassy Suites Alexandria-Old Town, deluxe suite based upon availability and valid Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights and full American breakfast and manager's evening reception
  • $125 gift certificate from La Bergerie
  • $50 gift certificate from Duke's Bar & Grill located in the Embassy Suites Hotel
  • VIP tour for two of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens with a gift certificate for lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn restaurant
  • Two tickets for Potomac Riverboat Company's Alexandria Seaport Cruise
  • Two tickets to the Athenaeum's 2nd Thursday musical event
  • $50 gift card from Embellishments of Alexandria
  • $100 gift card from The Christmas Attic

A Del Ray Getaway

  • Two-night weekend stay at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
  • $50 gift certificate from A Show of Hands
  • $50 gift certificate from Barkley Square Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique
  • $50 gift certificate from RTs Restaurant
  • $50 gift basket from St. Elmo's Coffee Pub
  • $50 gift certificate from La Strada
  • $50 gift certificate from Taqueria Poblano
  • $50 gift certificate from Del Merei Grille
  • $50 gift certificate from Monroe's - An American Trattoria
  • Two 30-minute massage gift certificates from Vital Body & Mind Therapies
  • $100 gift baskets from Artfully Paper & ACKC Cocoa Bar
  • $75 gift card from Pure Aesthetica
  • Six-week session at Yoga in Daily Life
  • $100 gift card from The Christmas Attic


The Grand Prize Getaway (a $2500 Value)

  • Two-night hotel stay at the Westin Alexandria Presidential Suite with breakfast each day at The Jamieson Grille
  • $50 gift certificate to the Wharf
  • Two tickets for the Potomac Riverboat Company's Alexandria Seaport Cruise
  • $100 gift certificate from Lawrence Miller
  • $50 gift card from Embellishments of Alexandria
  • $100 gift card from Sugar House Day Spa
  • $100 gift card from The Christmas Attic


About Alexandria
Located within eyesight of and five miles from Washington, DC, is charming Alexandria, VA, with a variety of critically acclaimed restaurants; a boutique district featuring designer clothes, shoes, antiques and home decor; a thriving art scene; a variety of hotels; and hundreds of years of American history among 18th and 19th century architecture.