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Notes: Out with Christmas, in with First Night

Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!

Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 33 and low of 23.
🌤 Tomorrow: Clear throughout the day. High of 36 and low of 23. Sunrise at 7:27 am and sunset at 4:54 pm.

🚨 You need to know

It’s Tuesday in the middle of the week between holidays. Alexandria is coming out of Christmas weekend and heading into New Year’s Day, which in Alexandria is an even bigger deal than it is in most places.

In Alexandria, the new year is celebrated with First Night — a day full of family-friendly festivities in Old Town running from noon until midnight on Saturday, Dec. 31.

Tickets are $10 for daytime activities and scale up to $75 per ticket for a “VIP Fast Pass” ticket to various venues around town.

The celebration is includes dozens of activities and small concerts around town, from musical performances across the city to line dancing and juggling. The festivities culminate with fireworks over the Potomac River to ring in the new year.

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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information:, 770.789.3534.

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