Black Friday Shopping in Alexandria

Enjoy an alternative Black Friday experience in the D.C. region's Shop Small headquarters—Alexandria, Virginia. More than 50 independent boutiques kick off the holiday shopping season with one-of-a-kind deals on designer and coveted merchandise, including home décor, chic fashions, gourmet food, classic toys and gifts for dogs. Store offers vary, with special discounts throughout the day and 10 boutiques opening at 6 a.m., including Pacers Running, fibre space, The Shoe Hive, Olio and Hooray for Books!

After the shopping is done, stay for the popular City of Alexandria Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. on historic Market Square. As the official kick-off to the holiday season in Alexandria, the ceremony includes live entertainment, a special visit from Santa Claus, and community caroling. Black Friday Alexandria is part of a weekend of “Shop Small” festivities that includes a bigger-than-ever Small Business Saturday and first-ever Museum Store Sunday. Consumer trends indicate that shoppers are seeking a more satisfying experience for the whole family that also contributes to the heartbeat of a community.