Events, Local Business, Restaurants

Shop Small in Alexandria This Weekend

Small Business Saturday, started in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop in their small local stores rather than national chains and big box stores.

This year Small Business Saturday is back and bigger than ever when more than 50 independently-owned boutiques in Old Town Alexandria and Del Ray will offer special in-store activities. The Elf Prize Patrol returns from 11AM until 1PM offering shoppers with surprise giveaways in Old Town as well as Del Ray.  You can enjoy free parking at parking meters, pop-up musical and DJ performances and special activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Alexandria Restaurant Partners is also offering 10 percent off your total restaurant bill with a receipt from a local business.  Alexandria Restaurant Partners restaurants include Vola’s Dockside Grill, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, The Majestic, Joe Theismann’s Restaurant & Bar and Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap.

And don’t forget Museum Store Sunday with Alexandria museum stores featuring unique and historically-inspired gifts with special offers and seasonal refreshments.


Small Business Saturday in Alexandria

Small Business Saturday is coming and will be bigger than ever this year!  Avoid the mall and head down to Old Town and Del Ray where more than 50 independently owned boutiques and shops will be open and ready to serve you.  Shoppers will be treated to free parking at parking meters, live music, shopping and activities at the Torpedo Factory from 10AM until 8PM, including a free gift wrapping station from Safe Space NOVA and NOVA Pride from noon until 8PM.  There will be surprise giveaways from the Elf Prize Patrol from 11AM until 2PM and holiday caroling from The Alexandria Singers from 11AM until 1PM.  And to get even more in the spirit, there will be a Santa Stroll on King Street starting at 11AM outside of Penny Post, (1201 King Street).  Click here for more details.


Small Business Saturday is part of a whole weekend of “Shop Small” festivities in Alexandria that include an alternative Black Friday experience and the first-ever Museum Store Sunday.  We can’t wait.