Holidays in Alexandria VA

Nostalgic Holiday Wonder

Just minutes from Washington, D.C., feel transported by an old-fashioned sense of holiday wonder on Old Town Alexandria's brick-lined streets, twinkling with holiday traditions like Christmas events, New Year's and the top 10 reasons to visit this holiday season in Alexandria. Bask in the warmth of time-honored festivities like the Campagna Center's 47th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, featuring a parade of Scottish clans and Scottie dogs, and the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on the Potomac River.

Under a canopy of sparkling lights, a stroll on King Street is like being in a real-life Dickens Village. Named one of “America’s Top Holiday Towns” in 2016 by USA Today and a "Top 10 Christmas Town" by HGTV, Alexandria offers an authentic holiday experience - the way it was meant to be.


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Top 10 Reasons to Visit This Holiday Season Alexandria’s holiday season is in full swing, and there’s plenty of exciting family-fun to be had by all. 'Tis the Season ›
Winter Holiday Events Holiday events deck Alexandria's streets, from colorful Del Ray to the waterfront. Learn More ›
Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Experience one of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions with the 18th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Learn More ›
Christmas at Mount Vernon Celebrate the holidays at the most visited historic estate in America. Learn More ›
Dining on Major Holidays Skip the hours in the kitchen and let our restaurants cook for you. Learn More ›


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