Alexandria’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 28

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 11, 2008    

City of Alexandria’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Scheduled for Friday, November 28  

Kick off the holiday season by making plans to attend the 2008 City of Alexandria’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 28, at 7 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King Street. Admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine. Entertainment features a message from the Mayor, a visit from Santa, a performance of Santa’s Frosty’s Follies by the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center, and caroling with a community sing along.

The public is encouraged to take public transit, bike, or walk to the event. Visitors to Old Town can take the Metrorail lines to the King Street Station, and then take DASH or the free King Street Trolley to the event. For DASH bus schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit Visit for the City of Alexandria bikeways map. The map features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, and locations of grouped bicycle parking. For a parking map, call the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association at 703.838.4200 or visit

For additional information, please call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or the Special Events Office at 703.838.4844.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Lawrence, Special Events Supervisor, at 703.838.4844 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail