First Night in Old Town Alexandria Has Something for Everyone

Looking for a great, casual way to spend New Year’s Eve?  Look no further than the First Night celebration in Old Town Alexandria.  Whether you are single, coupled, or want to include your children in the festivities, First Night has something for everyone.

Started in Boston in 1976 by a group of civic minded artists,  First Night revives the ancient traditions of marking the passage of time in a present day context.  Now, communities around the country celebrate their own First Night with Alexandria being one of the largest in the country.

First Night in Alexandria will feature 65 acts on 38 indoor stages with a total of 177 performances.  Acts will include music, dance, comedy, storytelling, kid focused events and audience participation events.

  • Tickets are $20 for adults and admit you to all venues
  • Children 12 and under are admitted free
  • Parking is free
  • Free shuttle buses are available to all venues all evening

We’re looking forward to hearing two local favorites, the Mary Shaver Band and the Irish Breakfast Band.  And capping off the evening?  Fireworks on the grounds of the Masonic Temple!

For more information about this fun filled evening, click here then put your dancin’ shoes on and we’ll see you there.