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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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Shop Local With Us!

Shop small and shop creative at the Del Ray Holiday Pop-Up Market on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1pm to 5pm at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square.

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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
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We send out a community newsletter to keep you up to date with local news and entertainment. Don’t worry, we’ll be sure not to clutter your inbox with too much garbage.

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Santa! We Know Him!

Photos from the Del Ray Holiday Season Kick-Off (including visits with Santa!) are now available for free download.

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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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