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.
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.