Fun, free events for the whole family this weekend.
Choose from a variety of local activities as we close out 2012 and welcome the New Year. First Night Alexandria Christmas Cookie Burn 5K Watch Night Falls Church The Nutcracker The Nation’s Gun Show 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Civil War Raid at Lake Accotink Bull Run Runners 5K Run First Day Hikes – Three Blinds Hikes Library Events: Nature Highlights:
Want to get out this New Years Eve, but stay close to home? Here are some great events in the area.
First Night Alexandria 1 p.m. - 12 a.m. Adults $20, children 12 and under free with a paying adult. The historic City of Alexandria presents its annual all-day New Year's Eve celebration. Events for children kick off at 1 p.m., including the annual Fun Hunt and free arts programs at the Torpedo Factory. Then, at 5 p.m., events for adults begin, featuring live performances, a multi-media countdown show, and a 'ball drop', where plastic balls will be dropped on party-goers, which can be redeemed later for a chance to win prizes. City of Falls Church 14th Annual Watch Night - Big Night in the Little City 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. Free, family friendly New Year's Eve celebration featuring seven live bands, a 20 piece orchestra, dancing, moonbounce, …