First Night Alexandria 2012
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Alexandria's New Year's Eve festival brings back the fireworks - this time over the Potomac - and offers new activities for families, kids and even dogs.
The fireworks are back. After a hiatus last year, fireworks are returning to First Night Alexandria with a display set for over the Potomac River at midnight. First Night’s finale previously occurred at the city’s George Washington Masonic Memorial, but in 2011 it was determined that the location of the annual fireworks display was against Virginia’s safety laws. Last year, a laser light show and drop of 6,000 ping pong balls rang in the New Year at the memorial. Organizers decided to produce a fireworks show this year by hosting the show on a barge near the foot of King Street, meeting state safety requirements. “We’re excited to bring everyone’s favorite fireworks back this year,” said Kerry Donley, vice mayor and board chairman for …