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

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By Leigh Goessl
Dec 6, 2012 in Lifestyle
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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.
A floral shop located on the historic King Street in Old Town Alexandria.
A floral shop located on the historic King Street in Old Town Alexandria.
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This tree located in a clothing store window in Old Town Alexandria was full of color. It was decora...
This tree located in a clothing store window in Old Town Alexandria was full of color. It was decorated in lollipops, cupcakes and some other unique ornaments
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A decorated storefront window on King Street in Old Town. This store sells a variety of olive oils.
A decorated storefront window on King Street in Old Town. This store sells a variety of olive oils.
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The Old Town Farmers  Market at the Market Square originated in 1753 and is one of the longest conti...
The Old Town Farmers' Market at the Market Square originated in 1753 and is one of the longest continuously operating farmers' market in the US. Here is one of the tables set up on Dec. 1.
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Shoppers come to Old Town Alexandria s Market Square on a Saturday morning. The farmers  market has ...
Shoppers come to Old Town Alexandria's Market Square on a Saturday morning. The farmers' market has been held since 1753 and is currently open year-round.
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Murphy s Irish pub is decorated in festive greens and sparkling lights.
Murphy's Irish pub is decorated in festive greens and sparkling lights.
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Many of the homes in Old Town Alexandria are historical landmarks and the homeowners often tend to g...
Many of the homes in Old Town Alexandria are historical landmarks and the homeowners often tend to go with classic-looking Christmas decorations and colors.
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This home located on Princess Street is decorated in traditional greens  reds and golds. One of two ...
This home located on Princess Street is decorated in traditional greens, reds and golds. One of two cobblestone streets in town; this segment of the street has been left alone over the centuries, excepting when it was restored in 1979 using the original cobbles.
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Hanging wreaths in each window is a popular way to decorate throughout Northern Virginia
Hanging wreaths in each window is a popular way to decorate throughout Northern Virginia
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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.
On the day after Thanksgiving  the City of Alexandria held its annual Christmas tree lighting. This ...
On the day after Thanksgiving, the City of Alexandria held its annual Christmas tree lighting. This is the 2012 tree.
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This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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