Kick off the holiday season with Del Ray’s community Christmas tree and Menorah lighting, carols, and more at the Del Ray Holiday Kick-Off on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, located at Mt. Vernon Avenue and E. Oxford Avenues. The pre-program includes a performance by the Del Ray Youth String Ensemble at 5:15pm then a sing-along from 5:30-6pm led by Kate Moran. The Alexandria High School Chorus will be singing in front of The Dog Store from 5pm-5:30 pm.
After the event, get an early start on holiday shopping and stroll Mount Vernon Avenue as it is lit with thousands of luminarias in honor of the late Nancy Dunning.
In the spirit of the season, participants are urged to bring breakfast cereals, canned goods, and new underwear (for men, women or children in various sizes) for Carpenter’s Shelter. The event is free and open to all.