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Holiday Events in Alexandria, Virginia

Festivities at Mount Vernon, Fort Ward and in Del Ray


Mount Vernon Christmas Camel, Aladdin; Photo Credit: George Alexander

Mount Vernon Christmas Camel, Aladdin

Photo Credit: George Alexander
In addition to the wonderful events in historic Old Town Alexandria listed on page 1, there are some delightful holiday festivals celebrating the season in other areas of Alexandria, Virginia:

Christmas at Mount Vernon
November 29 - January 6, 2013

Enjoy Christmas themed demonstrations, 18th-century dancing, an adorable Christmas camel like the one George Washington had on the grounds during Christmas or 1787. Seasonal entertainment is authentically interpreted daily, including Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Mount Vernon by Candlelight
November 29 - 30, 2013
December 1, 7 - 8, 14 - 15 and 21 - 22, 2013

Tour the home of George and Martha Washington by candlelight and enjoy festive 18th-century music, dancing, and holiday treats.

Del Ray Artisans Fine Art and Fine Craft Holiday Market
December 6 - 8, 13 - 15 and 20 - 22, 2013

Artists present and sell their arts and crafts at this holiday event held at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Culture Center in the Del Ray area of Alexandria.

Tree Lighting and Luminarias
December 6, 2013

Enjoy this festive Del Ray tradition including the holiday tree lighting, visits with Santa, the annual lighting of the luminaries and more.

Christmas in Camp Open House at Fort Ward
December 14, 2013 - Noon to 4 p.m. Weather Permitting

This holiday reenactment interprets how soldiers observed Christmas during the Civil War, including a Victorian tree and decorations, period music, soldier reenactors, soldier-guided tours, light refreshments and more. The Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site is at 4301 W. Braddock Road in Alexandria, Virginia. Telephone 703-746-4848.

For additional events in Alexandria, Virginia, visit the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Website.

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