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    First Night Alexandria

  • Recurring every December 31st
  • Time:
    6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Admission:
    All Access badges $30 (through Dec 30); $35 on Dec 31
  • Location:
    Old Town Alexandria
  • Address:
    King St, Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone:
    (703) 746-3299

First Night Alexandria is a celebration of the new year through the performing arts. Retail stores, hotels, museums and public buildings are turned into performance venues to showcase incredible local and regional talent.  Performers at First Night Alexandriainclude a Grammy-nominated rock and roll guitarist, an Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute band, smooth and classical jazz musicians, and an award winning DJ for the adults.

For a small fee adults (children 12 and under are free), have access to all the entertainment in over 30 indoor venues that feature more than 100 performances, throughout the evening! Everything is within easy walking distances.

There are 3 Kids Karnivals from 6 – 9 pm especially designed to entertain and engage families with children up to 12 years old. There will be clowns, face painting, music, games, and a special guest host at each location all for only $5 per child 2-12 years old (or free with adult with a First Night Badge). Fun! Fun! Fun!

We end the evening dancing in the street to the sounds of DJ Ray Casiano as we celebrate the dawning of a new year at midnight with a spectacular fireworks display over the Potomac River at the foot of King Street.