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Let Loose: Have Fun in Alexandria This Weekend!

Looking for something to do? Here are some suggestions

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate (Courtesy photo)

Alexandria, VA – With the holidays in full swing, you might be wondering if there are any weekend events happening. The answer is yes; there’s always something. While there are not as many as usual, if you want to take a break from all the partying that is common this time of year, check out these events!

Christmas at Mount Vernon

Friday, Dec. 27-Sunday, Dec. 29

9–4 p.m. (Ticket prices vary)

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

Take a special tour of the Mount Vernon Estate and learn about Christmas traditions celebrated by General Washington and his family. For more info and tickets, click HERE.

Couples Ring Making Class

Make a ring for your significant other at Wear Ever Jewelry. (Courtesy photo)

Saturday, Dec. 28

10 a.m.–1 p.m. ($195 for two)

Wear Ever Jewelry

1112 King Street

Have you ever wanted to make something for your significant other? Here’s the perfect opportunity for the two of you to make unique rings that will last a lifetime! And because you made them, they will forever carry a special meaning.

The Alexandrian & Jackson 20’s Winter Wonderland

Enjoy Winter Wonderland at Jackson 20. (Courtesy photo)

Sunday, Nov. 29

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. (Weather permitting – check Jackson 20’s website for updates.)

Alexandria’s Farmers Market

Courtesy photo

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.

Fantasia at the Theater

Fantasia performs at MGM National Harbor this Sunday. (Courtesy photo)

Sunday, December 29

Showtime: 8 p.m. (Prices vary)

MGM National Harbor

101 MGM National Avenue

The talented singer and one-time “American Idol” contestant performs live minutes from Alexandria! Get your tickets HERE.

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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