Christmas Events in Alexandria VA to Attend in 2021

Do you want to teleport to the 1700s during this holiday season? Then Alexandria, Virginia is your best bet. It has this old world charm and has many Christmas events in Alexandria VA that run throughout the holiday season.

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Right from strolling across the illuminating streets or shopping at your neighborhood shops, there are so many things to do in Alexandria during Christmas. Get ready as we have a closer look at the major Christmas events in Alexandria, VA this year.

1. Ice & Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run

The Winter Village at Cameron features an ice rink to satisfy your hunger for ice skating. Similarly, you can capture your holiday memories at the beautifully illuminated Winter Village in Alexandria.

Timings: Open on all nights from November 20, 2020, to January 3, 2021.

You can go for skating only on weekends from January 9, 2021, to February 28, 2021. Click here for directions.

2. Christmas at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has all kinds of tours on offer throughout the whole holiday season and is one of the major Christmas events in Alexandria, VA. You can take up the “Camel talks” tour that helps you learn about camels and George Washington’s interest in other exotic animals. 

If you take “Mrs. Washnigton’s Mount Vernon’s” tour, you can hear Martha Washington talk holiday season planning. Similarly, if you want to learn about different rituals. For instance, how the food was grown, preserved, and served during the holidays. For this, you must take the “Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons” tour.

You should experience Mount Vernon’s Winter Glow evenings, to see the whole estate being illuminated by soft lights while you listen to old Christmas folk songs.

Christmas illuminations at Mount Vernon are one more thing you don’t want to miss while you visit the place. You’ll also get to witness fireworks choreographed to the holiday music, all while overlooking the Potomac River.

Similarly, if you are into shopping, you can do last-minute gift shopping at the shops open late during the Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon. 

Camels talks: Friday through Sunday, beginning on November 27, 2020.

Mount Vernon’s Winter Glow: All evenings from November 27, 2020, to November 29, 2020, then from December 11, 2020, to December 13, 2020, and from December 26, 2020, to December 28, 2020.

Christmas illuminations at Mount Vernon: From December 18, 2020, to December 29, 2020. Click here for directions.

3. Shop from Small and Support Independent Boutiques

Alexandria is famous for its small local boutiques. The beautiful gifts on offer and a service to remember will take your shopping experience a notch higher. All the independent boutiques in the area are coming forward to offer special promotions and organize in-store activities as a part of the Small Business Saturday, one of the many Christmas events in Alexandria, VA. 

By shopping locally, you can get to know the owners personally who can help you pick up some gifts from the collections ranging from classic toys to home decor for you and your family.

Timings: November 28, 2020, all day.

4. Holiday Lamp Post Art Walk

Are you into art? Can’t take your eyes off a beautiful art piece? Then, this holiday-themed art walk by Old Town Business association in partnership with The Art Leauge of Alexandria is specially made for you. You get to walk in Old Town along King Street. You can also select side streets where each block will feature a work of art adorning a lamppost.

So, while walking on the streets and attending the Christmas events in Alexandria, VA, keep an eye out for lamp posts. 

Timings: Map will be available from December 1, 2020

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