Old Town Alexandria’s historic waterfront will shine on December 3, 2022, for the 22nd Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights sponsored by Amazon as more than 50 brightly lit boats cruise along one mile of the Potomac River shoreline starting at 5:30 p.m. 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. Learn more.