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Holiday Festival

December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Alexandria’s most festive weekend of the year, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association invites you to the annual Holiday Festival. The Torpedo Factory will be the afternoon destination for visitors after the 47th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade and before the 18th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on the Potomac, which floats past the Torpedo Factory’s riverfront entrance.

The afternoon will also feature a children’s scavenger hunt, live music with the Alexandria Choral Society Pro Coro and Silver 5 Brass Quintet, and a visit from Santa. Several giveaways will occur during the festival, including coupons from a number of artists.

Visit studios and galleries to meet hundreds of artists and shop for handmade jewelry, ornaments, original ceramics, family portraits, couture fashions, and other original works of art.

Festivities run 2 – 6 pm, but the doors stay open until 9 pm to welcome visitors in from the waterfront.

 Schedule of Events

  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Children’s art scavenger hunt
  • 2:30 pm: Silver 5 Brass Quintet performance to welcome Santa
  • 3 pm: Santa Claus arrives by City of Alexandria Fire Department Boat
  • 4 pm: Alexandria Choral Society performance I
  • 5:30 pm: Alexandria Choral Society performance II
  • 9 pm: Doors close


December 2, 2017
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: Please use the staff directory
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Modified Hours for COVID-19

Wednesday - Sunday10 am - 6 pm

Entrance and exit are via sliding doors on the Waterfront and Union Street only. No capacity limit, but masks are required for admittance and social distancing should be observed for the duration of the visit. Check Today’s Hours for expanded information.

Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is closed for New Year's Day, Inauguration Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.