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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.

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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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