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Christmas Time in the DC

Discover the magic of the holidays in our Nation's Capital, when the buildings are lit up with Christmas lights and the National Christmas Tree stands tall as a symbol world peace. Take a tour of the elaborately decorated Mount Vernon Estate, or stroll the transformed streets of Old Town Alexandria in search of the perfect gift. Unwind and get cozy at the perfect hotel for your holiday getaway - Washington Suites Alexandria.

Alexandria Things to See and Do

  • Christmas at Mount Vernon -

    Enjoy the elaborate décor and festive holiday themes throughout the halls of the Mount Vernon Estate. Giant red boughs and fresh pine greenery will adorn the doorways and drape from stairways to create a magical Christmas atmosphere.
  • A Christmas Carol -

    Ring in the holiday season at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. Get your tickets early to see the classic Dickens tale of A Christmas Carol. Take the entire family out for the night and enjoy this spectacular show with special effects, Tiny Tim, and Victorian Cards.
  • National Christmas Tree -

    The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony has become a tradition among the country drawing crowds from around the world. Watch as this symbol of national and world peace lights up the sky with millions of sparkling bulbs, glistening icicles, and beautiful Christmas ornaments.

Dining

  • Chart House -

    One of Alexandria's top dining experiences, Chart House is a legendary seafood restaurant with spectacular waterfront dining and creative cuisine. Enjoy a holiday dinner in the main dining room panoramic views of Potomac River or enjoy appetizers and cocktails on the deck.
  • Landini Brothers -

    Landini Brothers is a family-owned Italian restaurant located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Experience the spirit of Christmas and the flavors of Tuscany at this legendary eatery. Check out the holiday menu featuring traditional favorites, like Penne alla Romana and Scampi alla Aglio.

Shopping

  • Downtown Alexandria -

    DC's best kept secret for boutique shopping is out - Old Town Alexandria. Check out fantastic holiday specials and sales at the King Street boutiques. Find time to stop for lunch at one of the award-winning eateries or pick out a handmade piece of jewelry at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
  • 2000 Penn

    Shop til you drop this holiday season at The Shops at 2000 Penn. This lively entertainment hot spot features charming boutiques, spas, and eateries in a festive atmosphere. Grab a snack while shopping at Johnny Rockets or meet friends for cocktails and dinner at Bertucci's.
  • Leesburg Outlets -

    Make your holiday shopping budget go a little further at the Leesburg Premium Outlets. You'll find wonderful specials from top named boutiques and department stores, including J. Crew, Coach, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and Williams-Sonoma.