Alexandria's Holiday Market

TBC Dec 2017
John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, Virginia

A European-style Christmas market right in the heart of Virginia. It must be Alexandria's signature Holiday Market.

  • When? TBC December 2017
  • Where? Alexandria
  • Price: free entry

No-one does Thanksgiving like America. But no-one does Christmas markets like Europe. We know it, you know it and Alexandria knows it. That's why you'll find this Virginian city's Holiday Market a huge success year after year because it replicates European Christmas markets.

Every December in the Carlyle District, Alexandria is brought to life via this magical market where a unique atmosphere brings thousands together for the festive season. Glowing with decorations and packed with Christmasy gifts, it's the perfect place to get into the festive spirit. Whether you're young or old, everyone will find something for them at the city's open-air Holiday Market.

Handmade arts and crafts are in abundance which makes it the ideal place to pick up some gifts for loved ones before you fly home. Live entertainment comes in the way of Christmas carols, live music and dancing, while an array of vendors selling traditional food, sweets and drinks delight both locals and tourists. Be sure to grab a cup of hot cocoa or Gluhwein wine before you head home too.

 'Tis the season to be jolly; even Donald may manage a smile this year.

  • Get there: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the closest airport to Alexandria. Use the free King Street trolley and metrorail to get around the city.
  • Stay: Find a hotel in the Old Town by the river.

*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!