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. . . Brought in the New Year at a Festival of Family Fun

Sunday, December 26, 2004; Page C02

. . . brought in the new year at a festival of family fun. This year marks the 10th time the streets of Alexandria will be abuzz with performances on New Year's Eve during First Night, an alcohol-free event dedicated to the arts. Stroll along King Street stopping in at various musical and theatrical venues and bring in 2005 with a fireworks display by the Masonic Temple. Annapolis and Leesburg are hosting their own versions of the event.

Children at First Night Alexandria in 2003 were treated to a puppet show. (Dudley M. Brooks -- The Washington Post)

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First Night Alexandria will be Friday in downtown Alexandria. Admission buttons are $15 and are available online and at some shops. Children ages 12 and younger may attend free. For more information, visit www.firstnightalexandria.org.

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