Holiday Shopping

Plaid Friday: Alexandria's Small Business Black Friday

November 26, 2021
Throughout Old Town & Del Ray

Alexandria Shop Small Week kicks off with Plaid Friday: Alexandria’s Small Business Black Friday on November 26, 2021. Nearly 50 independent shops are touting one-of-a-kind deals on designer and coveted merchandise, including home décor, chic fashion, gourmet food, classic toys and gifts for pets. Store offers and hours vary, with special discounts throughout the day. Check out Black-owned Alexandria businesses during the nationwide “Buy Black Friday” initiative every Friday starting November 5, 2021. 

While you’re here, grab takeout or cozy up outside our chef-driven restaurants and explore holiday magic on historic streets with special holiday events and experiences. Can't do all your shopping in one day? Check out the promotions and happenings on Small Business Saturday and throughout Alexandria Shop Small Week.

Free Parking

The City of Alexandria will provide free parking at four garages in Old Town (locations listed below) on both Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday. Street parking is always free in Del Ray.

Browse each store’s offerings in the listings below.

Based on the latest CDC health guidance, it is recommended that everyone wear a mask in public indoor spaces in Alexandria, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more about health & safety and what's open in Alexandria.

Alexandria Shop Small Week From November 26 to December 2, experience Alexandria’s biggest shopping week of the year, the second annual Alexandria Shop Small Week. Start Shopping! ›



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