Waterskiing Santa Makes His Annual Return on Dec. 24

What is now a beloved DC-area holiday tradition began more than 30 years ago as a bet among friends. It was Christmas Eve, 1986, when one of these friends cooked up the idea of waterskiing on the Potomac River dressed in a Santa suit. The fellow who drew the short straw actually did it—and had […]

Taking the Stage at The Little Theatre of Alexandria: ‘A Christmas Carol’

Some holiday stories are so widely beloved that they become an integral part of the annual celebration, like Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. That’s why one of Alexandria’s favorite theaters plays host to a production of the traditional tale this year. Grab tickets ($20 each) to A Christmas Carol at The Little Theatre of […]

The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Returns Dec. 1

The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights deserves a spot near the top of the list of the most popular holiday parades ever, according to USA Today. Last year, the local parade landed in its lineup of the Top 10 Best Holiday Parades, an honor awarded by the publication’s readers. If you’ve been to the […]

Returning Dec. 1: The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights deserves a spot near the top of the list of the most popular holiday parades ever, according to USA Today. Last year, the local parade landed in its lineup of the Top 10 Best Holiday Parades, an honor awarded by the publication’s readers. If you’ve been to the […]

Sip Locally Brewed Craft Beers at Augie’s Mussel House & Patio

Beer and seafood share the spotlight at Augie’s Mussel House & Patio, which just opened in July. In fact, the founders playfully named Augie’s for Saint Augustine, the patron saint of brewers. So it should come as no surprise that the beer list is lengthy and diverse, with both brews crafted right here in Alexandria […]

The Colonial Market & Fair Returns to Mount Vernon This Weekend

You might not enjoy doing laundry, but the chore probably doesn’t put a huge dent in your day. That wasn’t always the case. American colonists often spent an entire morning doing a load of laundry by hand. You’ll appreciate your washing machine much more when you visit the Colonial Market & Fair and watch costumed actors […]

Lace Up Your Sneakers for the Alexandria Turkey Trot

When the Alexandria Turkey Trot made its debut back in the ‘70s, it hosted a grand total of 244 runners. By 2011, that number had jumped to more than 4,000. You can join the droves of athletes participating in this year’s 2018 Alexandria Turkey Trot on November 22nd, just a few hours before you tuck […]

Snag Your Tickets Now for The Art League’s Annual Art on Tap Event

The Art League’s annual Art on Tap event brings together three types of art: visual, sippable, and edible. It showcases works of visual art by Art League members, craft beers, and gourmet appetizers. Reserve a ticket online ($35+) and head to The Torpedo Factory on Friday, November 2nd to experience all of the art firsthand. Hanging […]

Returning Oct. 28: The Del Ray Halloween Parade

The community of Del Ray gets into the Halloween spirit every year with a lineup of seasonally inspired activities, including the Del Ray Halloween Parade. On Sunday, October 28th at 5 p.m., the 22nd annual parade will stream down Mount Vernon Avenue just as it has every year, the parade participants composed of costumed locals, […]