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2023 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Title:2023 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date & Time:Sat Nov 18, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Market Square, 301 King St. (Map This)
Market Square in front of Alexandria City Hall
Event Details:The City invites the community to join Mayor Justin Wilson and a host of holiday friends at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 18, at 6 p.m. in Market Square (301 King St.). Admission is free, and the event will occur rain or shine.

The Town Crier will call everyone to gather around the tree to help countdown to the lighting. Then, after 7pm enjoy a singalong at the tree while Santa and Mrs. Claus walk the Square and visit with families until 8pm.

The public is encouraged to take public transit or walk to the event. Visitors to Old Town can take Metrorail’s Blue or Yellow lines to the King Street-Old Town Station and then take the free King Street Trolley to the event in front of City Hall. For DASH schedule information, call 703.746.DASH (3274) or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit For parking information, visit

For more information about the event, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or visit

For media inquiries, contact the newsroom at or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or call 703.746.5419, Virginia Relay 711.
Contact Phone No.:703.746.5592
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:City Council, City Council Calendar, Family, Holiday Event, Old Town

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