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Holiday Festival 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art Center joins in the fun on Alexandria’s most festive holiday weekend of the year! Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 3:30 pm. Music and singing fill the halls all evening. After sundown, the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights passes by our riverfront doors. Visit artists are all three floors to find the perfect gift of art.


Schedule of Activities:

10 am Open Studios and Galleries
2 pm Face painting Artist Station begins
3 pm Silver 5 Brass Quintet begins on the Waterfront
3:30 pm Arrival of Santa Claus on the Waterfront
3:45 pm Santa Claus at the Art Center
4:30 pm Pro Choral Alexandria pop-up performance
5:30 pm Holiday Boat Parade of Lights begins
5:30 pm 2nd Annual Torpedo Factory Holiday Light Show (curated by Monica Stroik) begins on the Waterfront
6 pm Studios and Galleries stay open late (until 8 pm)
Santa Claus sitting with a young boy


December 7, 2019
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Torpedo Factory Art Center

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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.