Small Business Saturday is bigger than ever in the D.C. region’s Shop Small headquarters, where more than 50 independently owned boutiques in Old Town Alexandria and Del Ray will offer special in-store activities. New this year, shoppers will be treated to free parking at parking meters, a Santa Stroll on King Street, a postcard pop-up from new paper goods boutique Penny Post, plus live music, shopping and activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Don’t miss surprise giveaways from the Elf Prize Patrol and holiday caroling from the Alexandria Singers.
Join the Santa Stroll at 11 a.m. and follow the region’s most beloved Santa as he plays the bagpipes and spreads holiday cheer as he walks with families up King Street to Hooray for Books! where he will pose for photos from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (reservation required for photos).
Small Business Saturday in Alexandria is a partnership of Visit Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, the Alexandria Small Business Development Center, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, the Old Town Boutique District and the Del Ray Business Association.