Named one of America’s Top Holiday Towns by USA Today, Alexandria, VA truly sparkles with holiday cheer. The most magical season to visit Old Town Alexandria, the holidays bring twinkling lights strung across brick-lined streets, colorful décor, and an array of seasonal festivals.

During your winter getaway to Morrison House, stay holly and jolly with this list of our favorite season attractions in and around Alexandria:

Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
Make your way to the historic waterfront in Old Town Alexandria for a parade of lights unlike any other. The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, voted one of the Top 10 Best Holiday Parades by USA Today, is a Potomac River parade featuring boats decked out in thousands of twinkling lights. Join visitors and locals alike for this colorful Potomac waterfront celebration.

Seasonal Sips at The Study
Make Morrison House your home away from home during the holidays. Get in the holiday spirit with our special Deck the Halls in Alexandria package, plus, visit The Study at Morrison House to sample seasonal, holiday-inspired cocktails. Get cozy, snuggle up, and make a toast to a merry atmosphere and live entertainment from some of the best musicians in Alexandria, VA at The Study. 

King Street Shopping
Lined with 18th-century buildings and treelined walkways, King Street in Old Town Alexandria transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season with glittering lights and cheerful decorations. With more than 50 local boutiques and shops on King Street, discover décor, apparel, and gourmet food gifts on for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Mount Vernon by Candlelight
Join a guided candlelit tour of George Washington’s former home at Mount Vernon. During this special seasonal event near our hotel in historic Alexandria, VA, learn about 18th-century holiday traditions, listen to live music, participate in holiday-inspired dancing, and sip cider as you explore the home of our nation’s first president.

First Night Alexandria
The largest family-friendly New Year’s Eve party in the region, First Night Alexandria transforms local coffee shops, churches, museums, public buildings, and stores into performance venues showcasing some of the best local talent in Old Town Alexandria. After making your way though more than 25 venues featuring up to 150 performers, look up and take in a spectacular midnight firework show in the heart of Alexandria.