Capture the Holiday Excitement in Alexandria, VA

Holiday lights in Old Town Alexandria VAWhether taking a stroll through Old Town Alexandria and passing under dazzling Christmas lights or spending a day in nearby Washington D.C. to catch up on some national history, Alexandria, VA stands as one of the top holiday getaway destinations.

Featuring a wide array of holiday events in Alexandria, including excursions to Mount Vernon by candlelight or Black Friday sales at the Tanger Outlet mall, this peaceful and iconic Virginia city holds something for everyone.

Visiting Historic Old Town Alexandria

Holiday shopping in Old Town AlexandriaLined with twinkling lit trees providing a warm, holiday glow over Old Town Alexandria, this shopper’s paradise boasts some of the best shopping in the Washington D.C. area. With a range of boutique shops, home decor shops, antique galleries, and much more, everyone from executive travelers to fashionistas can discover holiday delights ideal for the season.

Holiday Light Tours

Patomac waterfront boat with holiday lightsIn addition to the more than 50 boats draped in stunning Christmas lights cruising the historic waterfront of the Potomac, you can easily find a fascinating Alexandria area holiday light tour that is ripe with holiday cheer. Some other highly respected holiday light tours include a candlelight trip to Washington’s Mount Vernon or a historic tour through the illuminated Old Town Alexandria.  Explore holiday sites in the Nation’s Capital with a D.C. Metro Hotel Package Deal and two tickets for the Washington Metro Rail and shuttle service to and from Huntington Station is included with your hotel stay.

Holiday Events at the National Harbor

Known as the premier shopping center within Alexandria and Washington D.C., the National Harbor is also renowned for its inspiring holiday-themed events. In addition to the Gaylord National Resort’s ICE!, some other fun-filled events include several Harbor holiday movies, an ugly sweater run, free family nights at the National Children’s Museum, and much more.

Holiday ICE

Whether staying in Alexandria as a family or with a government organization, one of the must-see holiday events in Alexandria is the Gaylord National Resort’s ICE! spectacular. Located next to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, visitors to this eye-catching holiday affair step into a winter wonderland of nearly 5,000 blocks of ice hand-sculpted by international artists.

Holiday Shopping at Tanger Outlet Malls

Holiday shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall AlexandriaAfter enjoying the history and beauty of the National Harbor, you can also head on over to the Tanger Outlet malls to discover a comprehensive outdoor/indoor Alexandria shopping experience.  Take advantage of the special holiday shopping promotions many retailers offer Thanksgiving to Christmas.  Book the Holiday Inn Express Alexandria’s Tanger Outlets Shopping Package and receive a $50 shopping card per night you stay.  And best of all, shuttle service to National Harbor is included.

Preparing for your Holiday Getaway to Alexandria

With the entire range of holiday events in Alexandria, don’t forget to checkAlexandria hotel out the Alexandria area hotels within close vicinity to the variety of entertainment and holiday fun.  The Holiday Inn Express Alexandria Fort Belvoir offers spacious Alexandria hotel rooms with plenty of room for the entire family and your holiday shopping finds.  Make more room in your budget for holiday gifts with our free Smart Start breakfast, free WiFi, and parking.  Unwind after a long day of holiday shopping at our Alexandria hotel in a king Jacuzzi suite featuring a luxury jetted whirlpool tub.  Of hotels in Alexandria VA, the Holiday Inn Express is the ideal choice for your Washington D.C. area holiday getaway.

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