What Is First Night Alexandria?
First Night Alexandria is a celebration of the new year through the performing arts. Retail stores, hotels, museums and public buildings are turned into performance venues to showcase incredible local and regional talent. Recent performers at First Night Alexandria include clowns, face painters and magicians for children to a Grammy-nominated rock and roll guitaris, jazz musicians and a classical performers for adults.
For a small fee for adults (children 12 and under are free), you have access to all the entertainment – more than 100 performances, all evening! Everything is within easy walking distances. And we celebrate the dawning of a new year at midnight with a spectacular fireworks display on the Potomac River at the foot of King Street.