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Op-Ed: Photo essay ─ Old Town Alexandria is dressed up for the holidays Special

By Leigh Goessl     Dec 6, 2012 in Lifestyle
Alexandria - Alexandria, Va. is all dressed up for the holiday season. Walking through Old Town, visitors can see various festive decorations throughout this section of the city.
All decked out and ready for the holiday season, visitors walking through Old Town Alexandria can see various festive decorations throughout. Pretty decorations can be found in various business storefronts all along King Street and at the homes lining the surrounding residential streets.
On the day after Thanksgiving, Alexandria held its annual tree lighting ceremony. Now that the official holiday season has started, visitors to Alexandria can definitely feel Christmas in the air.
Many of the stores and homes throughout Old Town are beautifully decorated, many in traditional reds and greens, while others, more contemporary.
Every year the City of Alexandria hosts several holiday events including the annual Christmas tree lighting, the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, and the Annual Parade Of Lights, which is a parade of boats that sail along the Potomac River in front of crowds; this year was the 13th year crowds came out to enjoy the sparkle on the river.
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