The Old Town Alexandria Cookie Crawl

Kick off the Holiday Season with the Annual Old Town Cookie Crawl About This Event Receive a commemorative tin and stop by all 25 stores on the crawl and receive a pre-wrapped cookie at each location. It is fun for the whole family and a great way to explore Old Town’s walkable shopping district. How […]

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Market Square

Market Square 300 King Street, Alexandria

Ring in the city’s official start to the holiday season with the lighting of the tree with special appearances from Alexandria’s Town Crier and Santa himself.

Plaid Friday

Shop, sip, and stroll in Old Town Alexandria, complete with merry elves and great shopping in our quaint boutiques, and great lunch  and delicious beverages in our restaurants and cafes.

Pop-up Shops

Old Town Business offers Pop-up Shops at 101 N. Union Street and 110 S. Union street. Visit these small businesses as they offer you gifts for giving!

Small Business Saturday

Celebrate Small Business Saturday (November 26th, 2022) by shopping in our boutiques and quaint stores for that special holiday gift. Small Business Saturday is one of the biggest days of sales for retailers in Alexandria. Over 50 businesses across Old Town and Del Ray participate in this retail promotion and set out merchandise displays, signage […]

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to GIVE BACK to our community non-profits and organizations on Tuesday, November 29th. This year our two organizations will be Rosie's Riveters and ALIVE!   Rosie Riveters works to engage and inspire preschool to middle-school girls in STEM and equip them with an enduring growth mindset. We offer interactive and hands-on programs […]

First Night Alexandria

Alexandria’s holiday capstone event, First Night Alexandria, is coming back to Old Town on December 31, 2022! This signature New Year’s Eve celebration showcases and supports the performing and lively arts with a day and evening full of curated entertainment that is family-friendly and affordable. Enjoy activities in Old Town from noon until midnight on Saturday, December 31, […]

First Night Alexandria

First Night Alexandria is an affordable, safe, and family-friendly New Years Eve celebration. For more information, click here!

Restaurant Week

Enjoy Alexandria Restaurant Week from January 20 to 29, 2023.Explore more than 70 restaurants in Alexandria, VA offering a $25, $35 or $45 prix fixe dinner for one. Special menus will be available for in-person dining at participating restaurants, many with heated outdoor dining options. Visit for a list of participating restaurants

2023 Lunar New Year Celebration in Old Town Alexandria

Lunar New Year is an important, festive and deeply traditional holiday that is celebrated across the U.S. and around the world. This celebration is a perfect opportunity to acknowledge the diversity and cultural significance Asian Americans bring to Alexandria and provides an opportunity for all community members to participate in the significance of the Lunar […]