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Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights sponsored by Amazon

December 3, 2022
Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Festivities 2 to 8 p.m. at Waterfront Park (1A Prince St.) and 2 to 7 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.) and Canal Center (44 Canal Center Plaza)

Old Town Alexandria’s historic waterfront will shine for the 22nd Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights sponsored by Amazon as dozens of brightly lit boats cruise along one mile of the Potomac River shoreline. Enjoy dockside festivities from 2 to 8 p.m. in Waterfront Park including a pop-up beer garden from Port City Brewing Company, local food, music from 97.1 WASH-FM and hands-on activities from Alexandria boutiques. At 3:30 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fireboat at the Alexandria City Marina before attending the annual Holiday Festival at Torpedo Factory Art Center, which takes place from 2 to 8 p.m. The Old Town North Alliance presents a family friendly event on the North Waterfront from 2 to 7 p.m. at Canal Center and Oronoco Bay Park featuring artist vendors, music, food and drink, interactive demonstrations and kids activities, plus the opportunity to view boats arriving in Alexandria for parade assembly.

The parade is produced by Visit Alexandria in collaboration with the City of Alexandria, City Cruises Anchored by Hornblower and the Old Dominion Boat Club. Amazon is proud to sponsor the Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights and partner on such a beloved community event.