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First Night Alexandria

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Seniors
  • Veterans & Military Families


1605 Cameron StreetALEXANDRIA, VA 22314 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

First Night Alexandria is dedicated to bringing Alexandria the largest family-focused and alcohol-free New Year's Eve event in the region. New Years is celebrated throughout the community with performing arts in local venues! Shops, retail stores, hotels, museums and historic buildings in Old Town Alexandria turn into performance venues showcasing area talent. Since 1994, First Night Alexandria has collaborated with area businesses, volunteers, sponsors and supporters to adapt to changing needs, begin new traditions and deliver a community-wide New Year's Eve celebration to remember!


First Night Alexandria is a celebration of the new year through the performing arts. More than performances take place on 10 or more indoor stages throughout Old Town Alexandria, all evening! Entertainers include roots rock and blue grass musicians, swing and jazz bands, r&b and chorale groups, magicians, storytellers and classical musicians.

It's fun, affordable, safe and venues are alcohol-free.

Volunteers sign up for one or two shifts at performance venues or activity sites to assist attendees and performers, - its a great way to enjoy some performances and see the fireworks! Attendees purchase tickets online giving access to the respective venues. Venues are walkable and there is a free parking shuttle and King Street trolley available for use.

The grand finale rings in the new year at midnight with a spectacular fireworks display on the Potomac River at the foot of King Street.


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