Small Business Saturday in Alexandria

November 27, 2021
Throughout Old Town & Del Ray

Celebrate Small Business Saturday during Alexandria Shop Small Week in Alexandria, Virginia, the D.C. region’s Shop Small headquarters, with free parking at select garages, live music, prizes from the Elf Patrol and offerings from more than 50 independently owned boutiques in Old Town Alexandria and Del Ray.

Stroll historic streets twinkling with holiday traditions as you enjoy special discounts and gifts with purchase. At Alexandria’s boutiques, you’re greeted by local shop owners and offered personalized customer service with curated gift suggestions ranging from home décor, chic fashions and gourmet food to classic toys and gifts for pets.

Enjoy live music performances and outdoor shopping displays along pedestrian-only areas of King Street on the 0, 100 and 700 to 1100 blocks, and in the 100 block of S. Royal Street. Stop by the Visitor Center (221 King Street) or Info Tent (near 916 King Street) for information about participating retailers, hand sanitizer stations and free disposable masks.

Members of the Old Town Boutique District are celebrating Small Business Saturday with the Elf Patrol. Look out for masked elves who will be handing out gift cards to reward shoppers in Alexandria, starting on Small Business Saturday and every Saturday through December 11, 2021. Meanwhile, during Del Ray’s Shop Small Crawl, experience special promotions, giveaways and other holiday surprises from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Live Music

0 Block of King Street

Sara and Austin
Vocalist and Flutist Sara Zhu and Guitarist Austin Stable form a unique duo covering a wide assortment of music from Classic Rock to Jazz, R&B and Soul.

Playing live: 

1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
2:45 to 4:00 p.m.

800 Block of King Street

ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) is a percussive acoustic rock animal hailing from Baltimore, MD. Mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass, flavors as varied as jazz and hip hop curl through what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting sounds in today’s folk(ish) music scene.

Playing live:

12:00 to 1:15 p.m.
1:45 to 3:00 p.m.

1000 Block of King Street

Yellow Door Concert Series Youth Ensemble
Enjoy the talent of outstanding young musicians ages 12 to 19 from across the DC Metro area, showcasing the legacy and bright future of Jazz in our region, under the musical direction of saxophonist and educator Vaughn Ambrose.

Playing live:

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Kimpton Lorien Hotel + Spa

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Join Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, Brabo Restaurant, and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra for a concert in the courtyard. Enjoy free hot cocoa, a three-piece brass band and stocking-stuffer gifts available for purchase. No reservations needed. Show a receipt of event purchase on Small Business Saturday and get 10% off your bill at Brabo through Friday, December 3.

Playing live: 

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free Parking

The City of Alexandria will provide free parking at four garages in Old Town (locations listed below) on both Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday. Street parking is always free in Del Ray.

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