Oprah Magazine named Alexandria one of the best Christmas towns in the world. The holiday season comes alive through various events. Some of them are given below.
Alexandria’s Holiday Market at Carlyle
Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms John Carlyle Square into a lively open-air festival for all ages. Santa and Mrs. Clause and the town crier will ring in the season with a live appearance. It will be held on December 1 at John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle Street.
Museum Store Sunday in Historic Alexandria
Shop at Alexandria’s museums for special giveaways and discounts. Participating museum stores include the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, the Alexandria Black History Museum, The Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, Carlyle House Historic Park, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Friendship Firehouse Museum, Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, Lee-Fendall House and Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. It will also be held on December 1.
Del Ray Artisans’ Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market
Del Ray Artisans’ annual Holiday Market offers unique handmade fine arts and crafts from local artists. Choose from wall art, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass and much more from different artisans each weekend. Plus, purchase 2020 wall calendars, cookbooks, and upcycled tote bags to support Del Ray Artisans. The hours are Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. It will be held on December 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.