TREE LIGHTING IN DEL RAY:
Del Ray Celebration of the Holidays
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Luminarias,
& Visit with Santa Claus!
Events are free & at the Del Ray Farmers Market
Corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and East Oxford Avenue
And along Mt. Vernon Avenue
Sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association
· Enjoy thousands of Luminaries along Mt. Vernon Avenue
· Sing holiday carols at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market led by "The Shrinemonters"
· Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate provided by Evening Star & Buzz Bakery
· Sit on Santa’s lap and have a photo taken (please note that last year pictures were finished by around .)
· Visit businesses that will be open late for shoppers & offering holiday specials
· Enjoy special performances by the TC Williams High School Choir
And, in the true spirit of the holidays, we are collecting needy items for Carpenter's Homeless Shelter. If you could bring and donate any of the following, it would be great to show how much the community cares about others. Please bring any of the following to the Tree Lighting and drop in the marked boxes:
· Disposable diapers
· Wash Cloths
· Toothpaste & Tooth Brushes
· Razors/shaving cream
· Metro Smart Trip Cards
· Food – canned goods (soup, vegetables, ramen, easy mac)
Please note that volunteers are needed as follows:
to fill & distribute the luminarias (bags with sand & candles) along Mt. Vernon Avenue, to light them and at to extinguish & pick them up. Meet at Mt. Vernon & E. Oxord To help, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning Vote for Your Favorite Tree . Twelve trees along Mt. Vernon Avenue have been adopted and decorated by area non profits. We invite you to Walk the Avenue and look at all the trees and then VOTE for your favorite in the Best Decorated Tree Competition! Each tree will have a sign with a number on it. Pick which one you like the best and then go to www.visitdelray.com beginning the evening of to cast your vote for your favorite. Voting will be open until Christmas Day, and the winning non-profit will receive $500 from the Del Ray Business Association.
Special thanks to Mike Anderson and Bill Blackburn from Pork Barrel BBQ , Holy Cow and the sushi bar for donating our beautiful 25-foot tree at the market and to Cathy Puskar who has arranged a crane and cherry picker to get the tree up for all of us to enjoy. If you see them, be sure and tell them thanks!!
We'd also like to thank Cathy Puskar who arranged with Pulte Homes and Velasquez Contracting, Inc. to get the tree put up for all of us to enjoy.
FRONT PORCH HOLIDAY MOVIES
The Front Porch will open at on with a special menu and hot drinks cocktail menu . All will be adult and kid friendly . Movies will start at 6 and continue on thru the evening.
HOLIDAY SIP & SHOP:
Eat, Drink & Be Merry at Del Ray Towers Holiday Sip & Shop, from in the DRT Kitchen. Jewelry, pet accessories, nail designs and much more all from artistic residents of the Del Ray Towers.
DEL RAY HOLIDAY MARKET:
Find something for everyone on your list at the Holiday Pop Up Market. Find us at the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Hume Avenue. from . Truly Life and PawsGo, will be there!
LADIES SHOPPING NIGHT:
the Del Ray retail stores will hold LADIES NIGHT OUT from . Refreshments will be served. Ladies can enjoy disocunts and shopping locally! Participants include Bellies and Babies Consignment (20% off everything), UpCycle Creative Reuse Center (20% off jewelry and tinker kits, and $5 to use at their gift wrapping station), Purple Goose (20% off store, 30% off holiday decorations), Greenstreet Gardens (20% off gifts and goods – not greenery) and FireFlies, Top it Off (offering $5 scarfs), and Kiskadee (20% off shoes and clothes).
UPCYCLE GIFT WRAPPING:
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center will have a gift wrapping station that will be open during their studio shop hours (check out their web site) from . Use UpCycle’s selection of gift wrap, ribbon and bows to put the finishing touches on our holiday gifts.
KIDS PROMOTE ANIMALS FOR ADOPTION WITH THEIR ART:
Kids Promote Animals for Adoption with their Art - In the great hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and UpCycle Creative Reuse Center have teamed up to involve children in helping to promote shelter animals that are available for adoption. The event will be held on from . AWLA will have Shelter animals that are available for adoption at the Torpedo Factory Art Center for children to meet. They can select one animal to paint, draw or create collage to help publicize him/her for adoption. Each artwork piece will be photographed and displayed on both organizations' Facebook pages for friends to "like." The artwork that receives the most "likes" for each animal will be added to the animal's AWLA and Petfinder profile and be viewed by a large number of people and help raise awareness to get the animal adopted. The winning artists will each win a personal tour of the Shelter by the Executive Director and gift certificates to UpCycle Creative Reuse Center. The top winner will get a "Paw-Party" at the Shelter with 15 of his/her friends.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA:
@home real estate lounge & design center is hosting free photos with Santa this Saturday, December 5, from at our office, 111 South Alfred Street in Old Town.
NEED A PLACE FOR YOUR HOLIDY PARTY?
Emma's Espresso & Wine Bar is available to host private events for up to 50 guests - , and evenings from . Perfect for holiday gatherings. Stop by for details or email Jackie@emmascoffee.com
DRBA & DRCA JOINT HOLIDAY PARTY HONORING MAYOR BILL EUILLE: Join the Del Ray Business Association and the Del Ray Citizens Association in a joint holiday celebration that is also an opportunity to celebrate Mayor Bill Euille’s decades of service to Alexandria! Celebration will be upstairs at Evening Star, from .
INDULGE YOUR SENSES
DEL RAY COMMUNITY APPRECIATION EVENT!
INDULGE YOUR SENSES
at Bon Vivant from
Complementary brief chair massages, intuitive & spiritual readings, mindfulness meditation & self-hypnosis lessons, samples of oils, soaps, & skin creams, stimulating brain activities, coloring activities for children & food tastings.
Brought to you by businesses at 2016 Mount Vernon and beyond!
Bon Vivant – Del Ray Psych & Wellness Associates – The Vital Body – Sunflowers Healing and Wellness – Your Blissful Journey – Kathleen Hanagan, LCSW – The Love And Business Sage – Sustainable Wellness – Maria Body Image Studio – Truly-Life – Blackbird Bookers
Raffle -- Enter the raffle to win prizes like Reiki sessions, coloring books and discounted services.
HOLIDAY ART MARKET
20 th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market
Different artists every weekend
Del Ray Artisans Gallery at the
Nicholas A. Colasanto Center
2704 Mt. Vernon Avenue