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Dining on Major Holidays

To-Go, Outdoor Options and More

Amidst gift shopping, decorating and enjoying physically distant and online holiday events and experiences, planning a major holiday meal around Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year can get lost in the shuffle. Luckily for those looking to skip the hours in the kitchen or bring a prepared meal home for the holidays, Alexandria’s independent restaurant scene has you covered. Nearly 50 Alexandria eateries are open for business on major holidays, with offerings such as customizable family-style menus, entrée and wine packages and a la carte sides, that can be enjoyed via dine-in service, takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. These Alexandria restaurants, many with above and beyond safety protocols in place as part of the ALX Promise program, are ready to make your holiday meals special and safe.

Studies show that spending time unmasked indoors at businesses such as restaurants and gyms significantly increases your risk of contracting COVID-19, even when physical distancing is present. Getting food to-go, dining outside and taking part in virtual activities from home are much safer.