Shop Small for the Holidays

Alexandria, VA Shopping this Season

The D.C. region’s Shop Small destination for independent boutiques, Alexandria, Virginia, invites shoppers to opt small and shop a local experience 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.

Enjoy an alternative Black Friday experience in locally owned boutiques, and, returning for a second year, Museum Store Sunday with Alexandria museum stores featuring unique and historically inspired gifts with special offers and seasonal refreshments.

Small Business Saturday is bigger than ever this year. More than 50 independently owned boutiques in Old Town Alexandria and Del Ray will offer special in-store activities. The popular Elf Prize Patrol returns from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Old Town and expands this year to include Del Ray, treating shoppers to surprise giveaways. Other highlights include free parking at parking meters, pop-up musical performances from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. by The Alexandria Singers and the Alexandria Citizens Band, a postcard pop-up from Penny Post, special activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, hands-on arts activities by the Mobile Art Lab and holiday tunes and cheer by DJ Josh Goldman.

Nostalgic Holiday Wonder Magical holiday events, dining and more. 'Tis the Season ›
Black Friday Snag one-of-a-kind deals at more than 50 independent boutiques, including more than 10 stores that open at 6 a.m. Find Deals ›
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 ›
Museum Store Sunday Rounding out a weekend of “Shop Small” festivities, visit 10 historic Alexandria museums plus two additional museum stores for special offers,… Learn More ›
Shop King Street If you’re looking for a shopping district in the DC area with panache and authentic charm, Old Town Alexandria’s historic King Street can’t be beat. Learn More ›
Alexandria Boutiques Step into boutiques classified by The Wall Street Journal as “some of the best stores and galleries in the [DC] region." Learn More ›


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