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The Christmas Attic

Described by The Washington Post as “a virtual winter wonderland” the Christmas Attic is a small family owned store in Alexandria, Virginia. We carry thousands of holiday ornaments whether you are looking for lacey Valentine Day hearts, adorable Easter bunnies, spooky Halloween witches, Thanksgiving pilgrims, patriotic 4th of July items, or Christmas nativities, we are sure to have just what you need for decorating your home for the holidays.
Established in 1971, we are located in an 18th century tobacco warehouse situated one block from the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. Our charming store is considered a “must see” by tourists and locals alike. Christmas tree decorations twinkle throughout our two floors and children love our toy train that circles on a track suspended from the ceiling.

We carry sought after collectibles such as Christopher Radko ornaments, Department 56 villages and accessories, Byers’ Choice carolers, German nutcrackers and smokers, Wee Forest Folk collectible mice, Wilhelm Schweizer pewter ornaments, Fontanini nativites, and others. But what we really specialize in is the hard to find, unique and handmade items. Americana and patriotic ornaments are a favorite, but we carry thousands of other hard to find ornaments too! If you can imagine it, we probably have it.

Our hope at The Christmas Attic is to make your holidays more joyful and beautiful.

Happy Holidays!

The Urban Attic