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- friendly and alcohol-free New Year's Eve event in the region. New Year’s Eve is celebrated with performing arts in in Old Town Alexandria. Where museums, churches, rec centers and historic buildings 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 25 performances take place on 10 indoor stages within Old Town Alexandria. We have performances focused on children and seniors during the daytime and family-friendly concerts all evening! Entertainment includes roots rock, comedy, jazz, R&B, contemporary dance, magic and a Silent Disco. It's fun, affordable and safe and venues are alcohol-free.

Volunteers sign up for one or more shifts to serve at various venues. Duties include assisting at performance venues or activity sites to support attendees and performers. It’s a great way to enjoy live performances and see the fireworks!

Attendees purchase tickets online for the specific shows they want to attend. Venues are walkable and the King Street trolley is free. Additionally, we will have the Dash bus rolling from the Masonic Temple to Market Square starting at 6:30pm.

The Countdown to 2022 Street Party is from 10 pm until midnight when the fireworks grand finale rings in the New Year over the Potomac River.


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