Announcing the Second Annual Alexandria Shop Small Week November 4, 2021

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Claire Mouledoux, CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5367
Rebecca Doser, RDoser@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5363

Announcing the Second Annual Alexandria Shop Small Week

November 26 to December 2, 2021

Holiday Retail Initiatives Emphasize the Small Business Shopping Experience in Alexandria, VA, Home to the D.C. Region’s Largest Collection of Independent Boutiques

Alexandria, VA— This year’s holiday shopping season is more important than ever for independent retailers. In support of Alexandria, Virginia’s large community of independent boutiques, Visit Alexandria announces the city’s biggest shopping week of the year, the second annual Alexandria Shop Small Week, November 26 to December 2, 2021.

Kicking off with Plaid Friday: Alexandria’s Small Business Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Alexandria Shop Small Week is an opportunity to show your support for the D.C. region’s largest destination for independent boutiques. Enjoy 7 days of deals and happenings including Museum Store Sunday, a small business Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. On Giveaway Wednesday, be sure to follow Visit Alexandria’s Instagram at @VisitAlexVA for an Alexandria Shop and Stay giveaway and the chance to win an overnight hotel stay, massage for two at Sugarhouse Day Spa and the choice of three $50 gift cards from participating boutiques. Celebrate the end of Alexandria Shop Small Week with a new Moonlight Merriment event on Thursday.

Plan to “shop small” and “shop sooner” to make sure you get the gifts you want in time for the holidays. Browse holiday gifts in store or shop online at select retailers. Many are offering free gifts with purchase, storewide discounts, complimentary gift wrapping and more. At Alexandria’s boutiques, you’re greeted by local shop owners and offered personalized customer service with curated gift suggestions ranging from home décor, chic fashions and gourmet food to classic toys and gifts for pets.

Read more about the can’t-miss Alexandria Shop Small Week festivities below and at VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Holidays/Shop-Small-Week.

  • Plaid Friday: Alexandria’s Small Business Black Friday - November 26
    Nearly 50 independent shops, many opening early, offer some of their best deals of the year, including early bird and store-wide discounts, with free parking available at select garages.
  • Small Business Saturday - November 27
    Enjoy free parking at select garages, live music along pedestrian-only areas of King Street, prizes from the Elf Patrol and more than 50 independent boutiques featuring discounts or gifts with purchase throughout Old Town & Del Ray.
  • Museum Store Sunday - November 28
    Enjoy discounts of 20% at participating Alexandria museum stores, plus discounts on select merchandise and one-of-a-kind Alexandria stocking stuffers at the Alexandria Visitor Center.
  • Cyber Monday - November 29
    Promotional online offers from nearly 40 Alexandria boutiques include discounts, free gifts with purchase and free shipping.
  • Giving TuesdayNovember 30
    Participating shops and restaurants will donate a percentage of purchases to Alexandria nonprofits through a partnership with the Old Town Business Association.
  • Giveaway WednesdayDecember 1
    Follow @VisitAlexVA for the Alexandria Shop and Stay giveaway and your chance to win an overnight hotel stay, massage for two at Sugarhouse Day Spa and the choice of three $50 gift cards from participating boutiques.
  • Moonlight MerrimentDecember 2
    Enjoy an evening of shopping and dining throughout Old Town from 5 to 8 p.m., complete with lighted trees, holiday decor, carolers, musicians and more.   

Calendar Listing

Alexandria Shop Small Week
November 26 to December 2, 2021
Throughout Old Town & Del Ray
VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Holidays/Shop-Small-Week

Experience Alexandria’s biggest shopping week of the year, the second annual Alexandria Shop Small Week. Kicking off with Plaid Friday: Alexandria’s Small Business Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Alexandria Shop Small Week is an opportunity to show your support for the D.C. region’s largest destination for independent boutiques. Enjoy 7 days of deals and happenings including Museum Store Sunday, a small business Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, an Alexandria Shop and Stay giveaway on Wednesday and a new Moonlight Merriment event on Thursday. Learn more at VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Holidays/Shop-Small-Week.


ABOUT ALEXANDRIA, VA
Experience holiday magic on historic streets in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. Recognized by Oprah Daily as one of the Most Magical Christmas Towns Across the World in 2021, visitors feel transported by an old fashioned sense of holiday wonder on Old Town Alexandria's centuries-old brick-lined streets, twinkling with holiday traditions and magical events. Bask in the warmth of time-honored festivities like the Campagna Center's 50th Anniversary Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, featuring a parade of Scottish clans and Scottie dogs, as well as the 21st annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights sponsored by Amazon on the Potomac River. Dozens of independent boutiques welcome you with greenery at their doorsteps, offering everything from chic fashions and home décor to classic toys and gifts for dogs.  Duck into cozy cafés and chef-driven restaurants tucked into 18th-century buildings to warm up with loved ones and good cheer. Under a canopy of sparkling lights, a stroll on historic King Street is like being in a real-life Dickens Village, complete with European flair. Recognized as a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Alexandria offers an authentic holiday experience—the way it was meant to be. To learn more about Alexandria at the holidays, visit VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Holidays.

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