This Weekend in Alexandria (12/27 - 12/29)

This Weekend in Alexandria (12/27 - 12/29)

Friday, December 27 – Sunday, December 29, 2019

The excitement of Christmas may be over, but the holiday season hasn’t quite come to a close! Stay in the festive mood with some of the events in Alexandria this weekend and get ready…The New Year is just around the corner!

Friday, December 27

“Holiday Light Spectacular” at Washington National Cathedral

Wrapping up the Christmas season in the most spectacular way, Washington National Cathedral presents their “Holiday Light Spectacular,” featuring a festive arrangement of live music, a magical indoor light show in the Cathedral, and a showing of the heartwarming 1982 classic holiday animated film “The Snowman,” accompanied by a live orchestral performance of the movie’s soundtrack. Showtimes at 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. Tickets $40. For information and tickets, visit

Friday, December 27

Comedy Laugh Fest 2020

Need a little comic relief after the stress of the holidays? Check out the hilarious comedy acts of DL Hughley, Eddie Griffin, Deon Cole, Nephew Tommy, and Tommy Davidson as they take the stage. Showtime 8:00 p.m. Eagle Bank Arena, George Mason University, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030. For more information and tickets, visit

Saturday, December 28

Storytime and Activities Featuring “The Kindness Book”

A great way to teach children more about the importance of showing kindness to others, Barnes & Noble Booksellers will feature a reading of “The Kindness Book, followed by fun activities. Attendees receive a coupon for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 from the Café. Free event. 11:00 a.m. Barnes & Noble Potomac, 3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria, VA 22305. For more information, call (703) 299-9124 or visit

Saturday, December 28

Pre New Year’s Eve with Big Bad Juju

Want all the fun and excitement of New Year’s Eve without all the craziness? Celebrate it before the big countdown! Join Big Bad Juju for a night of New Year’s Eve-style entertainment, glitz, and glamor—just a few days early! A Carlyle Club tradition, the all-night party features high-energy covers of one of the DC area’s most popular bands, including favorites from Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones. To keep the spirit of the theme, raise a glass during the champagne toast and join in a countdown to midnight. Showtime at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $25. Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information and tickets, visit

Sunday, December 29

Ujama Kwanzaa Marketplace

Showcasing the sights and sounds of Kwanzaa, Hampton Inn will host the Ujamaa Marketplace as a part of the 4th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration. Featuring African drumming, dancing, spoken word, the Nguzo Saba, and a Kwanzaa feast as well as a marketplace filled with art and handmade goods, the celebration is a spirited event you’ll want to experience. 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 pm. Tickets $45/person. Hampton Inn & Suites, 5821 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303. For more information, visit

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