Festival Times

Thursday, Dec 8: 5pm – 9pm

Friday, Dec 9: 5pm – 11pm

Saturday, Dec 10: 10am – 12am

Sunday, Dec 11: 2pm - 8pm

(AMGA Christmas Parade 2PM
Ice Rink Stays Open until 8PM)

This free, family-friendly festival returns to Alexandria with many exciting activities that everyone will enjoy. Try a twirl on the outdoor skating rink, watch in wonder at the fireworks over the Red River, explore the children’s area known as Jolly Junction, and interact with talented stilt walkers, fire breathers, live bands, and more. Don’t miss the downtown shopping vendors and delicious food that Fetes have become known for as well. It all begins with the traditional lighting of the tree during Holiday Magic and Santa’s arrival at Santa’s Village at the Alexander Fulton Mini Park downtown on Thursday, December 8th at 5 pm. Other must-see events include the Ugly Sweater 5K on Saturday and the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association Christmas Parade downtown at 2 pm on Sunday.