Black Friday Shopping in Alexandria

“Shop small” on Black Friday in the region’s biggest destination for independent boutiques—Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria’s alternative Black Friday experience features more than 50 independent boutiques kicking 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 more than 10 boutiques opening at 6 a.m., including Bellacara, The Shoe Hive, The Hive, fibre space, Red Barn, Penny Post and Pacers. Sugar Shack Donuts will also open at 6 a.m. and is offering a free house donut with the purchase of any seasonal holiday drink. The Old Town Boutique District celebrates with Plaid Friday, a relaxing and enjoyable alternative to big box stores’ Black Friday that is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Look for the plaid bow outside all Old Town Boutique District stores to see which stores are participating and shop local this holiday season.

While you’re here, stay for breakfast or lunch at one of our cozy cafes or chef-driven restaurants. In the evening, enjoy the glow of holiday lights at the City of Alexandria's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Market Square. This free event will delight the entire family with musical entertainment and greetings from Santa.

Can't do all your shopping in one day? Check out the promotions and happenings on Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday Visit the D.C. region’s Shop Small headquarters for free parking at meters, Elf Prize Patrol, caroling and in-store events at more than 50… Shop Local ›