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Holiday Happenings

Free Holiday Lyft Rides Offered In DC Metro Area To Prevent Drunk Driving

December 11, 2018

Combating that holiday period when, last December, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving drunk drivers. A local nonprofit organization announced that free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area during the winter holidays. 

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King Street Trolley Welcomes Santa On Saturday, December 15

December 7, 2018

Santa Claus is coming to Old Town. On Saturday, Dec. 15, Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) and Santa Claus invite you to join us for a fun-filled morning and free photos with Santa courtesy of Travis Houze Photography. All children will receive a special gift from Santa.

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Civil War Christmas In Camp At Fort Ward

December 7, 2018

Get in the holiday spirit and learn how Christmas was observed during the Civil War at Fort Ward Museum’s annual Civil War Christmas in Camp program on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12-4 p.m. 

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Holiday Activities For The Entire Family

December 7, 2018

Share the joy of the holidays.  Find an activity for the entire family to come together and spread holiday cheer.

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December At The Anthenaeum

December 5, 2018

Elizabeth Casqueiro | Re:Vision Now through Jan. 6, 2019 Artist Talk: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2 - 4 p.m. Elizabeth Casqueiro is a DC based artist who, through abstracted painting and mixed media, explores connections between the inner and exterior world.  In Re:Vision, Casqueiro reflects on the emotional content of immigration and what it means to

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Holiday Events In Historic Alexandria

December 5, 2018

Take a break from the fast pace of the season and enjoy the unique charm and history of Old Town at Alexandria’s most popular holiday event. Tour Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, and Lee-Fendall House, enjoying seasonal decorations, entertainment, and light refreshments

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Winning Boats From The 2018 Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade Of Lights

December 5, 2018

More than 50 boats registered to compete for prizes in nearly a dozen categories at the 19th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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Ring In The New Year At The 24th Annual First Night Alexandria

December 5, 2018

First Night Alexandria, an annual New Year’s Eve music festival and the largest family-friendly and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve party in the Washington, D.C. region, returns to Alexandria Dec. 31, 2018 with fun for the family beginning at 2 p.m., entertainment starting at 7 p.m. and a culminating spectacular fireworks display—the only one in the D.C. metro area—over the Potomac River at midnight.

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The King Street Trolley Welcomes Santa on December 15

December 4, 2018

Santa Claus is coming to Old Town. On Saturday, Dec. 15, Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) and Santa Claus invite you to join us for a fun-filled morning and free photos with Santa courtesy of Travis Houze Photography. All children will receive a special gift from Santa.

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“The ACPS Express” At The Saturday’s Scottish Walk

December 3, 2018

The rain didn’t dampen any spirits at Saturday’s 48th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. Among the walkers were some familiar faces.

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