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November 2021

Plaid Friday

November 26, 2021

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.  Enjoy FREE parking at all city owned garages*.   *Free Parking The City of Alexandria will provide free parking at four garages in Old Town (locations listed below) on both Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday. Street parking is always free in Del Ray. Courthouse Square Parking Garage – 111 S. Pitt Street Market…

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Small Business Saturday

November 27, 2021

Celebrate Small Business Saturday by shopping in our boutiques and quaint stores for that special holiday gift.    Enjoy FREE parking at all city owned garages*. 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 and offer specials. Annually, this promotion garners significant press and tax revenue for the City. *Free Parking The City…

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Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2021

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to GIVE BACK to our community non-profits and organizations on Tuesday, November 30th.

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December 2021

Moonlight Merriment

December 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An evening of shopping and dining from 5 pm - 8 pm.  Old Town turns into a holiday winter wonderland complete with lighted trees, holiday decor, carolers, musicians, and more. List of Participating Businesses: AR Workshop Alexandria, 1212 King Street Augie’s Mussel House, 1106 King Street Bishop Boutique, 815 King Street Emmy Squared Pizza, 124 King Street Enchanted Florist, 139 S. Fairfax Street Fat Face, 128 King Street Fibre space, 1319 Prince Street Lilly Pulitizer, 1123 King Street Lucky Knot, 101…

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Waterskiing Santa

December 24, 2021 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Waterski Santa and his merry crew will perform live in 2021 for the 36th year. Please practice social distancing to the best extent possible. -  12:45pm - Pre-show of the Grinch on a Jet-ski -  1 pm - The show begins with the Arrival of Santa on waterskis, the show will last until 1:30pm -  The show will begin at Founders Park and extend down to Robinson Landing with viewing at Founders Park, City Marina, Waterfront…

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First Night Alexandria

December 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - January 1, 2022 @ 12:30 am

Alexandria’s holiday capstone event, First Night Alexandria, is coming back to Old Town on December 31, 2021! 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. First Night Alexandria a local nonprofit organization and this event is made possible due to the generosity of the business and individuals in and around the city. We’ve planned something for all ages!      -“Kids Celebrate!” Showtimes: 12:00pm…

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January 2022

Alexandria Restaurant Week

January 21 @ 8:00 am

Alexandria Restaurant Week Returns with $35 Prix Fixe Menu Offerings Available In-Person and To-Go Nearly 70 Restaurants to Participate January 21-30, 2022 Enjoy Alexandria Restaurant Week and show your support for the city’s large community of locally-owned restaurants. For 10 days and two weekends, more than 60 restaurants in Alexandria, Virginia will offer a $35 prix fixe dinner for one or two people. Special menus will be available in-person at participating restaurants, many with heated outdoor dining options and more than…

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February 2022

Alexandria Warehouse Sale

February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 6 @ 8:00 pm

The Alexandria Walkable Warehouse Sale is back! Join us for this year's sale spread out in stores, pop-up tents, and open retail space along King Street and certain side streets in Old Town Alexandria. Over 50 businesses from Alexandria and the region are participating in this year’s sale. Shoppers typically come in numbers to score 80 percent off retail prices for clothing, shoes, jewelry, home furnishings, and more. Hours will vary by store. Free parking available! There will be contests with…

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The Old Town Makers Mile

February 26 @ 10:00 am - February 27 @ 4:00 pm

Come out to Old Town Alexandria and spend some quality time with family and friends while practicing a new skill. Experience everything from paper and paint to fabric, yarn and more. Register now and we will reserve a collectible tote bag for you. With it, you can stop at each store to collect flair, visit a “make and take” station, dine, and shop! Register and pick up your tote bag (which serves as your ticket at participating vendors), map, and…

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April 2022

ALX Dog Walk

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The leash you can do is take your pooch to this spring’s biggest dog party of the season - the ALX Dog Walk! On April 2nd, dog lovers and their dogs (or dog lovers without a dog!), will join us in Old Town to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and celebrate Earth Month and the environment. The ALX Dog Walk raises funds to help beautify and protect the historic City of Alexandria’s environment and educate citizens throughout the DMV about best…

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