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20th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights: Alexandria, VA

Sat Dec 7, 2019
Various times
All ages
Free

The annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights is a favorite holiday tradition in Old Town Alexandria! Head to the Alexandria waterfront at 5:30 pm for a dazzling light display as decorated boats light up the sky along the Potomac River.

While the parade is the main attraction at night, families can enjoy dockside festivities from 2 to 8 p.m. in Waterfront Park including a pop-up beer garden,  holiday music and giveaways, hands-on activities including a Letters to Santa postcard station, a holiday craft activity and a bookmark making station. Enjoy food and drinks including a hot chocolate station.

At 3:30 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fireboat at the Alexandria City Marina to take photos with children and families at the annual Torpedo Factory Art Center Holiday Festival.

Visit the website for more information and a full list of parade viewing areas.

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