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Alexandria Events November 2021

Tall Ship Providence Happy Hour Cruises
Friday evenings throughout the Fall

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $45 per person

Tall ship Providence

1 Cameron Street

Take up your Friday night happy hour game a notch higher. The historic tall ship Providence is now hosting Friday evening happy hours on the Potomac. Our two-hour cruises allow you to take in sweeping views of the unique D.C. skyline while sipping a seasonal adult beverage. Reserve your place now, as space is limited.

Alexandria Ghost Tour Pub Crawl with Nightly Spirits
Wednesdays through Sundays throughout the Fall

7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person

Various locations throughout Old Town

Experience a haunting mixture of ghostly sights and pub crawling on this walking tour of historic Old Town Alexandria. Listen to creepy stories of ghosts and local history. Your costumed guide will take you in and out of several haunted pubs and other locations in Old Town. Hear about murder, death and tragic love stories as you walk along historical streets. Tours last about two hours, cover approximately one mile, and include plenty of time to calm your nerves with a few strong spirits along the way. Must be 21+ for this tour.

11th – 14th

The 15th Annual Alexandria Film Festival

Admission: $12 per showcase or $75 per All-Festival Pass

The Alexandria Film Festival will take place as a hybrid event—virtual, with some in person events. The festival footprint is expanding this year to include a partnership with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, which will feature six original films and will be presented with a “live to picture” performance of the orchestra on November 6 and 7. This performance will be in person but will observe current safety protocols such as social distancing. To get the latest information,  the website.


Discovering Alexandria Architecture Tour

10:00  a.m.

Admission: $20 per person

Carlyle House

121 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria has grown from a small town in the 18th century to a bustling small city in the 21st century. Join Carlyle House for a tour of Alexandria looking at the various architecture styles that adorn the city streets and make it one of the best places to live and work. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please wear comfortable shoes for this one-and-a-half hour guided tour. Tour is held rain or shine unless there is severe weather.


City of Alexandria Tree Lighting 


6 to 7 p.m.

Admission: Free

Market Square

301 King Street


Santa Claus arrives at Market Square via the King Street Trolley to help light the 40-foot Holiday Tree at City Hall. Enjoy a bit of live music to set the festive mood. Santa will then circle the block, waving at visitors as he passes on his way back to the North Pole. As a COVID precaution, there will not be photos with Santa this year.

December 4th

50th Anniversary Scottish Christmas Walk

11:00 am

Old Town Alexandria

The parade is back this year! The Scottish Christmas Walk is hosted annually by Campagna Center, Alexandria’s oldest nonprofit dedicated to supporting children & families from cradle to career

All funds raised during the event benefit Campagna Center programs, which serve 2,000 children, teens, and adults in Alexandria every day. Registration is open for the parade at




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