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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend!

Looking for something to do? Here are some suggestions

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Alexandria, VA – Have you invited family to town for the holidays? Is it their first time visiting Alexandria? The city is beautiful this time of year. Take them out. There are always events happening that are bound to delight. Make it a visit your loved ones will remember. Show them what’s going on this weekend!

A Christmas Carol” at the Little Theatre

Enjoy Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. (Courtesy photo)

Friday, Dec. 20–Sunday, Dec. 22

Times vary ($20 per person)

Little Theatre of Alexandria

600 Wolfe Street

The Little Theatre Players perform the Charles Dickens classic. For tickets, click HERE.

Mount Vernon by Candlelight, Christmas at Mount Vernon & Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has a number of ongoing festive events for your enjoyment. (Courtesy photo)

Friday, Dec. 20–Sunday, Dec. 22

Various times (Ticket prices vary)

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

Take a special tour of the Mount Vernon Estate by candlelight and/or learn about Christmas traditions celebrated by General Washington and his family. You can also see special fireworks. For more info and tickets, click HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Bad Romance Book Club Reads “Get a Life, Chloe Brown”

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Friday, Dec. 20

7–8 p.m. ($13.56 per person)

Old Town Books

104 S Union Street

Sit for a discussion of the new Talia Hibbert novel about a “computer nerd with a goal, a plan, and a list” to inject more excitement into her life. Please RSVP HERE. RSVP ticket includes a copy of the book at 20 percent off the list price.

Del Ray Artisans’ 24th Annual Holiday Market

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Friday, December 20–Sunday, December 22

Times vary (Browse for FREE!)

Del Ray Artisans

2704 Mt Vernon Avenue

The Holiday Market, in its 24th year, offers shoppers a variety of items – all art! Choose from wall hangings, glass, pottery, and much more. Proceeds from the event benefit Del Ray Artisans.

Alexandria Harmonizers Annual Holiday Show

The Alexandria Harmonizers perform at Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center. (Courtesy photo)

Saturday, Dec. 21

Starts: 4–6:30 p.m. ($35 per person; sales close Dec. 20)

Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center

Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria Campus

4915 E Campus Drive

This concert celebrates the holidays and demonstrates the talent of the Alexandria Harmonizers, the city’s premier a cappella group. Don’t miss out on something this special! For tickets, click HERE.

Colorful Holiday Ornament Workshop

Make keepsake ornaments at Wear Ever Jewelry. (Courtesy photo)

Saturday, Dec. 21

Starts: 2–5 p.m. ($75 per person)

Wear Ever Jewelry

1112 King Street

Using enamel on copper, you will be able to create your very own holiday keepsake. All materials provided! Activity recommended for ages 14 and up.

The Alexandrian & Jackson 20’s Winter Wonderland

Enjoy Winter Wonderland at Jackson 20. (Courtesy photo)

Recurs daily

Time: 4–10 p.m. (FREE!)

Jackson 20

480 King Street

The restaurant’s renovated courtyard will feature pop-up vendors and more to get you into the holiday spirit. To stay warm, there will be heat lamps and blankets available. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to Children’s National Hospital.

Alexandria Farmers’ Market

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For info on the Old Town Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

For info on the Old Town North Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

For info on the Del Ray Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

For info on the Four Mile Run and Artisans Farmers’ Market, click HERE.

Note: The West End Farmers Market returns in May 2020.

So Others Might Eat” Benefit Recital

The Lyceum (Courtesy photo)

Sunday, Dec. 22

Starts: 3–4:30 p.m. (FREE!; $20 donation appreciated)

The Lyceum

201 S Washington Street

This performance by Rachelle Hunt (violin) and Katie Tertell (cello) supports the D.C.-based organization, So Others Might Eat, which exists to fight poverty and homelessness. Attendees will hear works by Beethoven, Mozart, and more.

Flute and Guitar Holiday Performance

The Athenaeum (Courtesy photo)

Sunday, Dec. 22

2–3 p.m. (FREE!)

The Athenaeum

201 Prince Street

MIN, the revered guitar-flute duo, featuring the talents of Rick Peralta and Sais Kamalidiin will be joined on stage by mezzo-soprano Ekep Nkwelle. The performance will feature unique renditions of holiday classics.

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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