Few communities in America celebrate the holidays like Old Town, Alexandria. Whether its traditional events honoring Old Town’s European heritage and colonial history or the Christmas Eve spectacle of a waterskiing Santa and jet skiing Grinch on the Potomac, there’s a reason residents and visitors from throughout the metro region celebrate the season on the cobblestoned streets of Old Town. Discover Robinson Landing Distinctive Waterfront Residences in Old Town Alexandria
The Washington, D.C. metro area offers some of the finest retail districts on the East Coast in neighborhoods like Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Georgetown and Tysons. But none may rival Old Town Alexandria where a mix of quaint shops, fashionable boutiques and eclectic studios line the city’s cobblestone streets in buildings dating to the Federal Period.
Westfield Montgomery Mall has been rolling out big developments in the past few years, with an improved food court, the addition of high-end retail, and the opening of ArcLight Cinemas and Lucky Strike bowling alley and gastropub. Within the next few years, there are plans for even more improvements to the shopping center. All images credit: Westfield via Bethesda Magazine
The holiday season is in full swing at Bethesda’s Westfield Montgomery Mall! Santa has arrived and is waiting to hear whether your little one has been naughty or nice. Bring the kids by with their Wish List for a visit with Santa now through December 24th. Photos with Santa are also available. Skip the lines with the Fast Pass by pre-ordering your photo packages and making your reservation online.
Recently, Kevin Bacon and his band, The Bacon Brothers, enjoyed some of Old Town Alexandria’s charms. While in town for their show at the Birchmere, they stopped off at the Sugar Shack and the Port City Brewing Company. Even a musician/actor such as Kevin Bacon couldn’t pass up performing for a free Sugar Shack Pastry. That same day, the inspiring band also performed a surprise concert for the Volunteers at City Blossoms, a neighborhood organization dedicated to creative green spaces. You can view more pics and video here.
With the red line just steps from Westside, life truly is within walking distance of your new EYA townhome! Jump on at the Shady Grove Metro station and get off at any location. There are a plethora of things happening, no matter the time of day!