Sunday, June 3, 2012

PAST: Old Town Alexandria hosts New Year's Eve Celebration and Festivities during the day at The Torpedo Factory FRI, Dec 31st, some events are Free, others require tickets, 10:00am - 5:00pm + Free Fireworks close to Midnight

First Night Alexandria at the Torpedo Factory
Monday, December 31st
10:00am - 5:00pm
Special activities start at 2:00pm
Learn more about First Night Alexandria
*Free fireworks on the river at night!*

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is open 10am-5pm New Year's Eve. Starting at 2pm, visitors may enjoy family-friendly art activities in the main hall and in The Art League Gallery. Discover Alexandria's salt-glazed stoneware pottery and create your own take-home designs on paper using markers and paint in the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. 

That night, the Torpedo Factory transforms into a concert venue for First Night Alexandria ticket-holders (note: tickets are $20, kids 12 and under are free). There will also be fireworks over the river beginning just before midnight which you can view from the waterfront.

Note: You do not have to pay to see the fireworks, but you must have a First Night Badge to attend any of the other First Night performances. Best viewing is anywhere along the river from Oronoco Bay Park to Waterfront Park. Some of the display will be visible from the steps of the Masonic Memorial but the best viewing will be close to the river.

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union St - Alexandria, VA 
Metro: King St and take the free trolley that runs down King St to the waterfront or you can take another bus that runs down King St that gets you closer to the waterfront.

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