• Regine Orme

This Weekend in Alexandria (12/13 - 12/15)

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15, 2019

Let the holiday fun continue! Get in the spirit and make new traditions with your family and friends as you enjoy the magic of the season’s festivities happening in Old Town this weekend.



Friday, December 13- Sunday, December 22

Little Theatre of Alexandria: A Christmas Carol

Little Theatre of Alexandria welcomes the holiday season with their presentation of the beloved Charles Dickens classic. Watch as miser Ebenezer Scrooge travels through Christmas past, present, and future along with his ghostly guides and comes to discover the true meaning of Christmas. The performance captivates audiences of all ages with great special effects, Victorian carols, and – of course – everyone’s favorite character, Tiny Tim. Make the show a holiday tradition you’ll love to share. Tickets: $20. Showtimes: Wednesdays- Fridays, 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information, call (703) 683-5778 or visit www.thelittletheatre.com.


Friday, December 13- Sunday, January 5

Ice & Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run

Lace up your skates and channel your inner figure skater as you glide across the ice at Ice & Lights, The Winter Village at Cameron Run. All season long, Great Waves Waterpark will become a magical winter wonderland complete with an ice rink, music, fun holiday-themed activities, fantastic lights displays, gigantic trees, and more! Warm up with hot chocolate and indulge your sweet tooth with tasty donuts, or grab a slice of pizza to chase away the munchies as you enjoy this wonderful winter village! Cameron Run Regional Park, 4001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304. For more information on event times and ticket pricing, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-lights-the-winter-village-at-cameron-run-tickets-75154917381.


Saturday, December 14

9th Annual Alexandria Holiday Lights Ride

Gear up for free family fun with the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Alexandria Spokeswomen during the Alexandria Holiday Lights Ride. During this annual event, riders come out for a great ride taking them through the community of Del Ray to see all of the festive holiday lights! Decorate your bike for the season and come ready for an hour-and-a-half-long cruise through approximately five miles of decoratively lit streets. Helmets, bike lights, and signing of safety waiver required. Free event. Ride runs from 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-alexandria-holiday-lights-ride-registration-79296342495


Saturday, December 14- Sunday, December 15

A Victorian Christmas in Alexandria

If you’ve ever wanted to experience a traditional Victorian Christmas, you’ll love seeing the wonder and magic of the season at the Lee-Fendall House. Take a step back in time amidst the beautiful traditional décor, make seasonal crafts, listen to a special holiday story during story time, indulge in sweet treats, take photos with Santa, and do some holiday shopping! Join in the festivities at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 2:00 pm. Tickets: $8 per adult and $12/per child (age 2-12); free admission for children under 2. Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. For more information, call (703) 548-1789 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-victorian-christmas-tickets-71114867483?aff=aff0eventful.


Sunday, December 15

Yuletide by Candlelight

Get wrapped up in the wonder of the season with festive holiday-themed activities and delicious fare at historic sites located throughout Alexandria. You’ll learn about Alexandria's holiday traditions through the centuries and keep in the spirit of the season as you visit each new place. Dance in the ballroom at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, where you’ll also find a cash bar for adult beverages, then get cozy fireside at Carlyle House. Visit the Apothecary Museum, where you’ll find the scent of the holidays, then make your very own Victorian keepsake at Lee-Fendall House. All throughout the evening, you’ll enjoy seasonal decorations and refreshments. Take advantage of a 10% discount at participating Museum Shops and get the last of your Christmas shopping list crossed off! Tickets: $30/adults; $25/seniors; $8/children. Includes admission to Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House Historic Park, Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Free shuttle running between all participating sites throughout the event. 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. For more information, call (703) 746-4242 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yuletide-by-candlelight-tickets-66041366505.

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