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Make Old Town Alexandria part of your holiday tradition.


Experience holiday magic on historic streets in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, located on the waterfront just minutes from Washington, D.C. and named one of Good Housekeeping’s Best Places to Travel in December 2023. Feel transported by an old-fashioned sense of holiday wonder with a stroll along the King Street mile, like a real-life Dickens Village, complete with European flair.

Duck into cozy Alexandria restaurants and show your love for Alexandria’s dozens of independent boutiques that provide personal service and curated gift selections all season long.



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Holiday Accolades

Best Places to Travel in December

Good Housekeeping named Alexandria, VA, one of the best places to travel in December 2023 to enjoy the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, Holiday Boat Parade of Lights and other events filled with holiday magic.

Good Housekeeping

A Magical Christmas Town

Find out why Oprah Daily named Alexandria one of the “Most Magical Christmas Towns Across the World” in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Oprah Daily

Sparkling with Christmas Charm

Read Southern Living’s ode to Alexandria’s historic streets, small businesses and seasonal spirit.

Southern Living

Quaintest Christmas Village

Fodor’s Travel invites you to enjoy holiday highlights like Market Square 40-foot tree adorned with nearly 40,000 twinkling lights.

Fodor’s Travel

$5 Parking Garages

Find $5 garage parking in Old Town on Saturdays and Sundays, and after 5 p.m. on weekdays, at the Courthouse Square Garage, 111 S. Pitt Street, and the Market Square Garage, 108 N. Fairfax Street.

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