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First Night Alexandria



First Night Alexandria is a celebration of the new year through the performing arts. More than 100 performances take place on indoor stages throughout Old Town Alexandria, all evening! Entertainers include blue grass musicians, swing and honky-tonk bands, clowns, magicians, storytellers and classical musicians.

It's fun, affordable, safe and venues are alcohol-free.

For a small fee for adults (children 12 or under and active military are free), attendees have access to all entertainment venues. Everything is within easy walking distances.

And the grand finale rings in the new year at midnight with a spectacular fireworks display on the Potomac River at the foot of King Street.

Mission: Celebrating 20 years this year, First Night Alexandria is dedicated to bringing Alexandria the largest family-focused and alcohol-free New Year's Eve event in the region. New Years is celebrated throughout the community with performing arts in local venues! Shops, retail stores, hotels, museums and historic buildings in Old Town Alexandria turn into performance venues showcasing area talent.
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