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. New this year is 116 King Holiday Pop-Up and expanded Random Acts of Holiday Cheer. 

Random Acts of Holiday Cheer

Visit Alexandria kicks off Random Acts of Holiday Cheer promotion on Small Business Saturday and expands to every Saturday through Christmas Eve from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., delighting shoppers with surprise giveaways from the Elf Prize Patrol, pop-up musical performances through the Alexandria Arts Alliance, and hands-on activities at the Mobile Art Lab.

December 17 – Due to inclement weather, shoppers may pick up an Elf Prize Patrol gift indoors at the Visitor Center, 221 King Street. Outdoor musical performances have been cancelled.

December 24 – The Elf Prize Patrol is schedule for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve. At 1 p.m., watch Waterskiing Santa perform at the waterfront.

Nostalgic Holiday Wonder Magical holiday events, dining and more. 'Tis the Season ›
How to Shop Small for the Holidays Make your shopping experience memorable and worry-free in Alexandria, the DC region’s Shop Small headquarters for independent boutiques. Learn More ›
116 King Holiday Pop-up Stop by this chic pop-up boutique in collaboration with The Skinny Dip Nantucket, featuring over 26 fashion and lifestyle brands. Shop now ›
How to Shop on 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 ›
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Top Things To Do With Kids This Holiday Season Alexandria’s holiday season is in full swing, and there’s plenty of exciting family-fun to be had by all. Learn More ›

Elf Prize Patrol

Thank you to all of the local businesses who have contributed gifts, gift cards and coupons to our Elf Prize Patrol: