Soldier's Christmas

Come join us at Carlyle House for an annual holiday tradition the first Saturday in December! Step back in time to enjoy colonial life in Alexandria during the holidays at the time of the American Revolution. The Soldier's Christmas program will feature re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment.  Take part in festive activities, including live music, demonstrations of military drill, fife and drum, gaming, and cooking.  Sample historic beverages and meet the regiment's surgeon as well as men and women of the American Revolution. 

The program takes place on Saturday, December 5th from 1 PM until 4 PM, immediately following the annual Scottish Walk Parade in Old Town Alexandria. “A Soldier's Christmas” is a family-friendly event and will be held on the grounds of the museum while open house tours will be offered inside Carlyle House, located at 121 N. Fairfax St. in Alexandria. FREE Admission, suggested donations of $1 are welcome.           

Carlyle House Historic Park is a property of NOVA Parks.  Hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call 703-549-2997 or visit

Event Dates/Times

 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


 Free, $1 suggested donation