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Old Town Alexandria's historic waterfront will shine for the 21st annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights sponsored by Amazon at 5:30 p.m. as dozens of brightly lit boats cruise along one mile of the Potomac River shoreline.

Enjoy dockside festivities from 2 to 8 p.m. in Waterfront Park before and after the parade! Penny Post will be set up in Waterfront Park hosting a Letters to Santa Postcard Station! Write down your holiday wishes for Santa or take a few postcards to send greetings to loved ones. We'll even pay for postage! 

Other dockside festivities will include a pop-up beer garden from Port City Brewing Company, holiday music and giveaways from 97.1 WASH-FM, and a holiday ornament activity with AR Workshop. Enjoy savory bites from Mae’s Market and Café, gourmet popcorn from America’s Favorite Gourmet Popcorn, and a hot chocolate bar from Dolci Gelati. At 3:30 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fireboat at the Alexandria City Marina to attend the annual Torpedo Factory Art Center Holiday Festival. 

We are so excited to see you all at the waterfront! Look for our bright red Letters To Santa mailbox. 

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