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Alexandria’s Tree Lighting Goes Virtual on Nov. 21

Photo: Sam Kittner for Visit Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Alexandria’s annual Tree Lighting ceremony that rings in the holiday season will be a little different this year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event that usually takes place at Market Square will be held online on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Holding the event virtually will help the city comply with state guidelines in place to limit the spread of the virus.

“This year, we’ll miss gathering around the tree in Market Square, but we can still celebrate together while staying safe,” said Mayor Justin Wilson. “I invite everyone to enjoy this annual Alexandria tradition.”

The Tree Lighting will feature a proclamation from the Town Crier, remarks from the mayor, a message from Santa, and a poem read by Alexandria Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta.

The video can be viewed HERE at any time on Nov. 21.

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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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