Holiday Shopping

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, many which open early and offer some of the best deals of the year. For Small Business Saturday, more than 40 independently owned boutiques in Old Town and Del Ray offer special in-store activities. Plus, take advantage of free parking at parking meters and enjoy special activities happening throughout the day. On Sunday, Museum Store Sunday returns for a third year, offering shoppers the chance to purchase unique and historically-inspired gifts while enjoying special offers and seasonal refreshments.

Nostalgic Holiday Wonder For one-of-a-kind parades, candlelight tours at historic sites, festive performances and more, start planning your visit. Plan a Visit ›
Black Friday On November 29, enjoy an alternative Black Friday experience in the D.C. region’s Shop Small headquarters. Start Planning ›
Small Business Saturday On November 30, shop local at 40+ participating boutiques and enjoy free parking at meters. View Stores ›
Museum Store Sunday Shop for unique and historically-inspired gifts at Alexandria’s rich collection of historic sites. Learn More ›
Shop & Dine Refuel or relax after a day of shopping at independent restaurants brimming with historic charm. Bon Appétit! ›
Stay for Holiday Happenings Once you’ve shopped for everyone on your list, enjoy holiday happenings and special events. Discover Events ›
Alexandria Boutiques Browse boutiques and discover what shops await when you visit Alexandria. Browse Boutiques ›

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