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We believe in the power of community.

Located in the Northern section of Alexandria, the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA) is comprised of thriving small businesses in a cottage neighborhood, complete with Mount Vernon Avenue as the “Main Street.” For over thirty years the DRBA has produced signature events completely funded by business sponsors and energetic volunteers.

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time In Del Ray

Kick off the holidays on Sunday, Dec. 4 with the Del Ray Holiday Tree & Menorah lighting, featuring a countdown by NBC4’s Pat Collins, a visit from Santa, and more.

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December Events

DEC 04
Del Ray Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting
Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, Oxford & Mt. Vernon Avenue
DEC 08
Shops of Del Ray: Holiday Sip & Shop
Del Ray retailers
DEC 10
7th Annual Del Ray Candy Cane Bar Crawl
Del Ray restaurants
DEC 10
Holiday Pop-Up Market
Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, Mt. Vernon & Oxford Avenues
DEC 12
DRBA Member Annual Holiday Luncheon
The Loft at Lena's
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Celebrate the holidays in Del Ray!

Shop small and celebrate local in Del Ray!  This year’s festivities include the Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting, the Shops of Del Ray’s Sip & Shop, and the 7th Annual Candy Cane Bar Crawl to benefit MVCS’ Blessings in a Backpack.  Plus hand-painted holiday windows, a holiday scavenger hunt, and more.    

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Ward Avenue Style Parlor

Find the perfect look at Ward Avenue Style Parlor, a black-owned, women-owned consignment store for men and women brought to you by Joi Dreams of Joi Dreams Salon.

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Feeling Generous?

The Del Ray Business Association is run exclusively by volunteers. It’s a great way to connect with your community and give back.

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