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City Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick off the holiday season at the City’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Market Square on Friday, November 23, at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and the event will occur rain or shine.

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Scottish Christmas Walk

On Saturday, December 1, enjoy marching units of Scottish clans, the stirring sound of bagpipes and drums, Scottish dancers, dignitaries, classic cars and more as the annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade comes to town. The parade is one of several weekend events celebrating the rich Scottish...

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Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

The annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights returns to Alexandria's waterfront on Saturday, December 1, at 5:30 p.m. Dozens of boats will light up Alexandria during an evening of fun and festivities. 

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Amazon HQ2 and Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Amazon HQ NOVA will locate in National Landing, which encompasses parts of Pentagon City, Crystal City, and Potomac Yard. Virginia Tech will develop a revolutionary Innovation Campus in National Landing, within walking distance of the new Potomac Yard Metro Station. 

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Property Owners Can Apply for Credits to Lower Stormwater Utility Fees

Beginning December 1, all property owners in the City can apply to lower their 2019 stormwater utility fees. Fee reductions, called credits, recognize property owners’ actions that reduce stormwater runoff or improve stormwater quality.

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Alexandria Again Recognized Among the Nation’s Top Digital Cities

Alexandria has been ranked among the top 10 cities of its size on the Digital Cities Survey for the 14th consecutive year. The annual program evaluates cities' approaches to information technology, community engagement, policy and operations.

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City Hosts “Navigator” to Assist with Health Insurance Enrollment

The City is hosting a trained “Navigator” to assist residents in obtaining health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act before the annual open enrollment period ends on December 15.

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City Provides Updates on Historic Ship Discoveries at Robinson Landing

Archaeologists are continuing to make progress in the research and excavation of three historic ships found at the Robinson Landing construction site.

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