18th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

  • Details

    At sundown on the day of Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, experience one of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions. Alexandria's harbor shines as dozens of illuminated boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront, led by Alexandria's and Washington, D.C.'s fireboats, before heading on to The Wharf in Washington, D.C. Boats will be decked to impress a panel of judges who will award prizes in a dozen categories, including Best in Show, Thinking Outside the Christmas Box, and Hardiest Souls. D.C. media personality Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh FM will serve as the parade announcer and the Fresh FM Street Team will present activities at the marina. Visitors are invited to stop in to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for its annual Holiday Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. with performances by the Alexandria Choral Society and Braddock Brass Band, plus a kids’ scavenger hunt and artists welcoming you into their studios for sweet treats and shopping for handmade artful gifts.

  • Dec 2, 2017
  • Phone:
  • (703) 746-3301
  • Times:
  • 5:30 p.m
  • Price:
  • Free
  • Location:
  • Alexandria's waterfront at the foot of Cameron Street near the Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Details

    At sundown on the day of Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, experience one of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions. Alexandria's harbor shines as dozens of illuminated boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront, led by Alexandria's and Washington, D.C.'s fireboats, before heading on to The Wharf in Washington, D.C. Boats will be decked to impress a panel of judges who will award prizes in a dozen categories, including Best in Show, Thinking Outside the Christmas Box, and Hardiest Souls. D.C. media personality Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh FM will serve as the parade announcer and the Fresh FM Street Team will present activities at the marina. Visitors are invited to stop in to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for its annual Holiday Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. with performances by the Alexandria Choral Society and Braddock Brass Band, plus a kids’ scavenger hunt and artists welcoming you into their studios for sweet treats and shopping for handmade artful gifts.

18th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
  • December 2, 2017 to December 2, 2017
  • Alexandria's waterfront at the foot of Cameron Street near the Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • Free