4 Festivals You Can’t Miss In Alexandria

Alexandria is a city of events and festivals. There are several events in the town which attracts the attention of the tourists as well as the residents. Some of such events are given below which you can’t miss while being in town.

Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade

The Campagna Center will bring back a weekend celebrating the holidays and Scottish heritage for a 49th year. The weekend features the parade at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7, Taste of Scotland Scotch tasting on Dec. 6, and Holiday Home Tours on Dec. 7.

Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

This tradition features boats illuminated with lights cruising in a parade on the Potomac River. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m., while festivities on the waterfront will happen from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held on Dec. 7 at Alexandria waterfront.

Torpedo Factory Art Center Holiday Festival

Stop by the art center during the boat parade and Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 3:30 p.m. Music and singing fills the halls all evening. After sundown, the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights passes by The Art Center’s doors. Visit artists on all three floors to find gift ideas. The event will be held on Dec. 7 at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street.

Holidays on the Avenue in Del Ray

Kick-off the holiday season with the Christmas tree and menorah lighting at 6 p.m. Santa Claus will appear for carols and photos with children. Guests can stroll down Mount Vernon Avenue to see thousands of luminarias and storefront windows hand-painted for the holidays, as well as vote in the Christmas tree decorating contest. The event will be held on Dec. 8 at Pat Miller Neighborhood Square at Mount Vernon Avenue and E. Oxford Avenue.

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