Neighborhood Spotlight is a recurring column covering both the City of Alexandria and Alexandria in Fairfax County. This monthly column is sponsored and written by the Seward Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
Philanthropy — and having fun — are at the core of what many Alexandrians do on a regular basis.
Instead of focusing on a neighborhood we love this month, we have decided to share a list of our favorite holiday events and local non-profits so you can end 2021 feeling the joy our community offers this time of year — as well as discover ways you can give back to our beloved Alexandria.
Yes, it’s already December and the holiday season is in full swing! Don’t fret if you missed this past weekend’s Scottish Christmas Walk Parade or the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. There are plenty of other festive events, both in and around Alexandria, to get you in the holiday spirit.
Here are a chosen few:
- Old Town Alexandria Christmas Market and Holiday Craft Show
- A Family Christmas at the Kennedy Center
- A Victorian Christmas at the Lee-Fendall House
- Colonial Holiday Nights at Carlyle House
- Enchant Christmas World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market
- Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon
- ‘For the Love for Local’ Holiday Shopping Week
- Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market
- Alexandria Commons Festive Friday
- #TravelWithOllie: December Holiday Stroll
As we enjoy these festivities and look to 2022, we are reminded of how lucky we are to call Alexandria home. This is also the time of the year to remember how we can give so others may also enjoy some holiday cheer.
An end of year donation to one of your favorite local non-profits can make a big difference. Or explore a new one and learn how you can help them close out 2021 with a bang!
Here are a few popular ones:
- Carpenter’s Shelter
- ALIVE! Family Assistance Program
- Rebuilding Together
- Good 360
- Kids Helping Kids
- Together We Bake
- Senior Services of Alexandria
- Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation
…and so many more!
The Seward Group wishes you and your family a wonderful holiday season and hoping you can enjoy some of the magical events and the many ways of giving our area offers.
If you are thinking about selling or buying in 2022, we would love to hear from you. Email [email protected], call 703-298-0562 or visit The Seward Group website to set up an appointment with one of our local real estate experts. We would be happy to review the current real estate market in your Alexandria neighborhood and discuss how we can help you navigate your next move with ease.
About The Seward Group: We are award-winning real estate agents with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Lyssa Seward, Brittanie DeChino, Melody Abella, Anita Edwards, Laura Catron, Gina Wimpey and Elaine McCall make up our team. We offer our clients Full-Spectrum Concierge Real Estate Service at all price points, assisting with every step of the process from beginning to end. We are licensed in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty in Old Town Alexandria.
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Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.
Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.
Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts.
You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.
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Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.