Holiday Shopping Red Barn

Shop Small for the Holidays

Alexandria, VA Shopping this Season

With hundreds of independent boutiques, Alexandria, Virginia invites shoppers to opt small for their one-of-a-kind local gifts with personal touches from local business owners in a magical setting of holiday wonder. Reminiscent of a real-life Dickens Village complete with European flair, Alexandria's centuries-old brick-lined streets twinkle with holiday traditions. Don your face mask and browse holiday gifts in store with physical distancing parameters or consider curbside pickup or online shopping at select retailers. Stay tuned for more Shop Small experience announcements throughout the season! 

Safety Reminders: Face coverings are required in Virginia at all indoor public places, except while eating, drinking or exercising. Face coverings are also required outdoors whenever 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Please bring a face covering with you whenever you go out.

Additionally, boutiques are following state guidelines to limit occupancy for your safety and that of their staff. Please be prepared to briefly wait outside before browsing.

Nostalgic Holiday Wonder For seasonal outdoor experiences, candlelight tours, virtual festivals and more, check out our holiday happenings. Learn More ›
Guide to Alexandria Holiday Shopping Peruse the new digital guide for unique local gift ideas, one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers and more at Alexandria’s independent businesses. Take a Look ›
Alexandria Santa-gram Giveaway From Nov. 9 to Dec. 20, submit a receipt from any shop in the Guide to Alexandria Holiday Shopping for a chance to win a Santa-gram! Enter to Win! ›
Shop Online at These Alexandria Boutiques Stay safe and shop online while showing your love for the independently owned stores who need your support more than ever. Add to Cart ›
8 Ways to Support Alexandria’s Small Businesses this Season Explore unique local gifts, seasonal delights and more at Alexandria’s independent businesses. Take a Look ›
Shop for Gifts at Black-Owned Businesses Deepen your impact on small businesses and support Alexandria’s Black-owned shops, beauty spots, restaurants and more. Start Shopping ›
Laphroaig Shop Stroll Sip Visit participating restaurants that will feature a crafted Laphroaig cocktail in celebration of Plaid Friday and the holiday season. Cheers! ›
6 Tips for Making Face Masks Fashionable Up your face mask game with colorful patterns and tips from local trendsetters and business owners. Mask Up ›
Made in ALX Guide Shop locally made goods from Alexandria makers, from custom pet portraits to scented candles to hand-painted denim jackets and more. Shop Local ›
Old Town Boutique District Gift Guide Flip through the Old Town Boutique District's "Love Local" virtual gift guide to find something special for everyone on your list. Learn More ›
Stay for Holiday Happenings Once you’ve shopped for everyone on your list, enjoy holiday happenings and special events in person or virtually. Discover More ›
Ultimate King Street Shopping Guide Don your face mask and explore local shops offering curated selections of stationery, vintage barware, sustainable fashion and more. Learn More ›
Alexandria Boutiques Browse boutiques and discover what shops await when you visit Alexandria. Browse Boutiques ›
Shop & Dine After a day of shopping, stroll among al fresco dining spots along 18th and 19th century streetscapes or pick up gourmet goodies to go. Bon Appétit! ›
Alexandria Shop Small Week From November 27 to December 6, experience Alexandria’s biggest shopping week of the year, the first-ever Alexandria Shop Small Week. Start Shopping! ›


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