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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First Night Alexandria Enjoy live performances in unique venues and a spectacular fireworks show during the largest family-friendly New Year’s Eve party in the DC region. Learn More ›
Winter Holiday Events Holiday events deck Alexandria's streets, from colorful Del Ray to the waterfront. Learn More ›
Christmas at Mount Vernon Celebrate the holidays at the most visited historic estate in America.
Dining on Major Holidays Skip the hours in the kitchen and let our restaurants cook for you. Learn More ›


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