Top Things To Do With Kids This Holiday Season

Alexandria’s holiday season is in full swing, and there’s plenty of exciting family-fun to be had by all. To help find the best things to do with kids during the holidays, we asked local parents about their favorite family holiday traditions in this historic city. Don’t have kids? Don’t worry, there’s no age requirement for these fun activities—grab a few friends and find your inner child.

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Alexandria is Your Shop Small Headquarters for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Check out our 2016 Shop Small blog post featuring Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

This holiday season, make your shopping experience memorable and worry-free in Alexandria, the DC region’s Shop Small Headquarters. Over 80% of the shops in Old Town and Del Ray are independently owned—which means you can find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your “nice list”, all in one weekend.

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Farmers’ Markets in Alexandria, Virginia

This fall, get outside and explore Alexandria’s vibrant neighborhoods by visiting our farmers’ markets, conveniently dispersed throughout the city.  Each market offers its own, unique glimpse into Alexandria’s character, with something for everyone to fall in love with and take home (unless, of course, you eat it first).  Whether you’re a longtime resident or just visiting for the weekend, we’ve compiled a roundup of farmers’ markets in Alexandria so you can experience each one like a local.

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Lucky Finds: Your Guide to Consignment Shops in Alexandria

It starts with a stroll down Alexandria’s brick-lined streets. Then something catches your eye. You decide you’ll “just pop in…”  It’s a tale as old as time in a city chock-full of independent boutiques, and it’s especially true of Alexandria’s many consignment shops Continue reading

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts Under $50

For all you procrastinators out there looking for last-minute gifts, not to worry! Alexandria boutiques have unique gifts that fit perfectly in a stocking and your budget. Before you embark on a mad dash through the streets of Old Town in search of gifts,  check out our list of the top 5 extraordinary gifts under $50 for a convenient roundup of Alexandria’s top sure-to-please stocking stuffers.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Gifts for Pets

In Alexandria, we believe our pets deserve something special under the tree too. So why not show Fido a little extra love this holiday season with some of the city’s best gifts for pets? From plush dog beds to snazzy holiday sweaters and dapper accessories that are pure holiday card material, you won’t be able to resist pampering your pooch with presents from our list of Alexandria’s top 5 extraordinary gifts for pets!

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Handcrafted Gifts

The key to holiday gift giving? The best gifts are not mainstream or manufactured, but hand-picked and handmade. Thankfully, you don’t have to go far to find artisan-created gifts—Alexandria is a hotspot for handcrafted goods, from fine art to jewelry, clothing, skin care and more. Read on to see the one-of-a-kind products that made our list of the Top 5 Extraordinary Handcrafted Gifts from Alexandria! Continue reading