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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.

Cheers & Beers For A Good Cause

Grab your most festive holiday gear and join us for an afternoon of community cheer, cocktails, raffles and much more for a great cause! The 8th Annual Del Ray Candy Cane Bar Crawl takes place Saturday, Dec. 9 from 12:30-6pm, and is a fundraiser for Community Lodgings Mother of Light Center.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time In Del Ray

The holidays are right around the corner!  Save the date for holiday fun in Del Ray, including the Del Ray Holiday Season Kick-Off; the Shops of Del Ray Sip & Shop; and the 8th Annual Candy Cane Bar Crawl.

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DEC 01 - 23
Del Ray Artisans’ 28th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market
Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
DEC 03
Del Ray Holiday Season Kick-Off
Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, Mt. Vernon Avenue and E. Oxford Avenues
DEC 07
Shops of Del Ray’s Holiday Sip & Shop
Along Mount Vernon Avenue
DEC 09
Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market
Mount Vernon Avenue & Bellefonte Avenue
DEC 09
8th Annual Del Ray Candy Cane Bar Crawl
Along Mount Vernon Avenue
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Shop Local With Us!

Find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list while shopping local and sipping wine. The Shops of Del Ray will be open extended hours on Thursday, Dec. 7  from 6pm to 9pm for their annual Holiday Sip & Shop!

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Dolce & Bean

Visit Dolce & Bean for artisanal, hand-crafted chocolates, confections, pastries, macarons, gelato, espresso and coffees, and stay for the warm and welcoming atmosphere; this sweet shop was voted by community members as the winner of a recent Heart of Del Ray.

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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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