January Events

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Tuesday, December 31, New Year’s Eve. Champagne Day.

  • 25th First Night Alexandria Festival. 6 p.m. – Midnight. King Street, Old Town Alexandria. $30 – $35.
  • New Year’s Eve Party. 6:30 p.m. Cocktails, dinner, band and party. Knights of Columbus, Arlington. $60 per person.
  • 22nd Watch Night Festival. 7 p.m – Midnight. Falls Church City.

Recurring Events


January 1 – January 5, 2020.

  • Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA. is open, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. More than 500,000 LED lights and displays transform the gardens into a winter wonderland. Special theme nights and discounts. $8 kids; $13 adults.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville. 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Two and half mile drive-through light display and walk-around winter carnival and Holiday Village with attractions, s’mores and Santa Claus. $20 – $25 per car; 15 or more passengers, $50. This attraction is open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
  • Seasons Greenings at the U.S. Botanic Gardens Washington, DC. Model train and amazing flower displays. This attraction is open on New Year’s Day.
  • Zoo Lights National Zoo, Washington, DC. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays. This attraction is open on New Year’s Day.

Wednesday, January 1, New Year’s Day. Happy New Year! Welcome, 2020!


Monday, January 6, Epiphany. The last day of the Christmas festival.

Cool Yule Tip: French-style King Cakes traditionally eaten on Epiphany are available for sale at La Madeleine bakery.

Thank you for joining Cool Yule for the holidays! See you in November 2020!