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Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

Parade begins at 5:30 PM. Other festivities scheduled 2-9 PM.
Alexandria Waterfront
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Alexandria's harbour shines as dozens of illuminated boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront, led by Alexandria's fireboat, The Vigilant, and Washington, DC's fireboat, John Glenn. Santa Claus will appear at the Alexandria City Marina before the parade begins and will meet with children at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Visitors are invited to stop in the Torpedo Factory Art Center for its annual Holiday Festival from 2-6 p.m. Shop for handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts while meeting artists and enjoying sweet treats in their studios. Kids can scout for art with a building-wide scavenger hunt before meeting with Santa. Special performances throughout the evening include appearances by the Alexandria Choral Society and Braddock Brass. 

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