Every holiday season, The Alexandria Singers collect wrapped gifts and cash donations during their holiday performances and deliver the gifts to The Alexandria Community Shelter residents, complete with a special holiday performance.
The Alexandria Black History Museum will host a Kwanzaa Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The cost is $3 per person and content is appropriate for all ages. Reservations are encouraged but not required.
The Music Department at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host its Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 East Campus Dr., Alexandria, VA 22311.
The Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour, Alexandria’s premier historic holiday event, blends history, food and drink through special tastings, seasonal decorations, period music, and tours highlighting festive traditions through time. This special event is one night only, Saturday, Dec. 10, 4 - 9 p.m.
The Athenaeum is hosting Dance in the Gallery: Royal Scottish Country Dance Society on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Scottish Country Dancing is the social dancing of Scotland, a tradition that dates back to the 1700s and is globally promoted today by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, which is headquartered in Edinburgh.
Every year, the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program organizes a Holiday Party for children and mothers who have been recently served by the program. At the party, the families reunite with past shelter friends and staff, eat and take pictures with Santa Clause, among other activities. Each mother and child also receives a bag of gifts