Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend

On December 5 - 6, 2014, we will host the 44th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade, in partnership with The Scottish Government, The Saint Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. and the City of Alexandria. Warm your heart with holiday cheer and join a full lineup of festivities that celebrates the rich Scottish heritage of Old Town Alexandria.  Tour historic Old Town homes decorated for the season, wander through a marketplace full of greenery and unique gifts, purchase greenery for your Christmas decorations, enjoy the tastes of fine Scotch, and last, but certainly not least, take in the sights and sounds of the unique Scottish Christmas Walk Parade with its stirring bagpipes and magnificent Clan tartans. The Weekend is hosted by The Campagna Center, and proceeds benefit its six educational programs that touch people of every age group.

This year Taste of Scotland presents something new -- a raffle for an exquisite weekend getaway in the Rappahannock County Virginia countryside with no blackout dates.  This luxurious weekend includes:

  • The Inn at Little Washington:  Dinner for two at this culinary oasis akin to visiting a Michelin starred restaurant in the European countryside
  • The Blue Rock Inn:  Two nights' lodging, including breakfast both mornings and dinner for one night at this classic country inn on 80 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains with three dining areas, a pub, and five guest rooms; winner of an OpenTable Diners' Choice Award
  • Copper Fox Distillery:  Private tour and tasting with Master Distiller Rick Wasmund

Purchase your raffle ticket below.  The winner's name will be drawn during our annual Taste of Scotland event on December 5.  You need not be present to win.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

Heather and Greens Sale

LOCATION NEWS! This year Heather & Greens will be available for order pickup and additional purchases for two days at:

The Campagna Center, 418 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA
Friday, December 5, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Purchase fresh heather bundles and a variety of wreaths, garlands and much more to add festive flair to any home or office this holiday season. Presented by Bridget and John Weaver

Deck the Halls

The George Washington Masonic Memorial Temple, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Looking for a way to involve children in the holiday celebrations?  Look no further than our Deck the Halls event for a fun-filled afternoon full of arts & crafts, musical entertainment, and a visit from Santa. Tickets are available online below. Plan to purchase your tickets before they quickly sell out!  Presented by TTR Sotheby's International Realty

You can help to brighten the holiday season for children participating in our early childhood programs by bringing a gift of an unwrapped toy to Deck the Halls.  The following toys are ideal for children six months to 5 years of age:  dolls, cars, trucks, building toys and board games. It is advisable to avoid stuffed animals, guns and swords.

The Taste of Scotland

The George Washington Masonic Memorial Temple, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA from 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Attended by 350 guests annually, this festive event at The George Washington Masonic Memorial Temple features a Scotch tasting menu including a variety of Scotches direct from Scotland distilleries, Scottish ale sampling, as well as beer, wine, and food.  There is also a special Patrons Hour from 6:30 - 8:00 PM with rare, top-shelf Scotch and passed hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are available online below.  Presented by The Goodhart Group

You can help to brighten the holiday season for children participating in our early childhood programs by bringing a gift of an unwrapped toy to Taste of Scotland. The following toys are ideal for children ages six months to 5 years: dolls, cars, trucks, building toys and board games. It is advisable to avoid stuffed animals, guns and swords.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

Heather and Greens Sale

The Campagna Center, 418 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Purchase fresh heather bundles and a variety of wreaths, garlands and much more. 

Holiday Marketplace

The Campagna Center, 418 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This fun, festive marketplace features a unique collection of regional artists, crafters and boutique businesses. Presented by Passport Auto Group

To become a Holiday Marketplace vendor, click here.

2014 Holiday Marketplace VendorsMetal and Pieces (artisan-crafted jewelry), Southpaw Express (food & beverage coolers and specialty luggage accessories), Discovery Toys (award-winning educational toys, books and games for children and adults), Fairland Books (award-winning early reader books), Scottish Gourmet USA LLC* (Scottish food), Aurora Bath and Jewels (handcrafted aromatherapy soaps, candles and natural bath products), SMR Collections (fine hand printed cards with British flair), Crabberrie (fun, colorful, preppy cotton canvas tote bags), Fancy Findings* (handmade fleece and hand-crocheted hats, and one-of-a-kind jewelry), Kami Gifted Hands Collection, LLC (handwoven baskets from Rwanda, crocheted seed bead necklaces and bracelets), InFamous Welsh Cookie Company (healthy, tasty varieties of InFamous Welsh Cookies), Silpada - Rarina Roop (high-quality, high-fashion sterling silver jewelry and other accessories), Lay-N-Go (innovative organizational solutions for life, play and travel), Stella & Dot - Lauren and Willow (irresistible line of fashion necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, handbags, and other accessories), J. Hilburn* (beautiful luxury clothing), KeeKee's Big Adventures* (children’s picture book series by a local Alexandria author), Two Swans (ornaments and handpainted gifts), Janice’s Table (quality European products), Tartan Corner (Scottish inspired scarves and such, with sales directly supporting The Campagna Center), Arbonne* (Swiss botanical skincare) and Jacquiline Handley Designs* (handcrafted unique and classic designs).    * pending

You can help to brighten the holiday season for children participating in our early childhood programs by bringing a gift of an unwrapped toy to the Holiday Marketplace. The following toys are ideal for children six months to 5 years of age: dolls, cars, trucks, building toys and board games. It is advisable to avoid stuffed animals, guns and swords.

NEW:  We are excited to announce Junior Friends of The Campagna Center (TCC) is partnering with Holiday Marketplace vendor Discovery Toys for this year’s Toy Drive!  Discovery Toys creates highly engaging learning toys, books, games and music that help parents and others teach learning skills through play.  Please consider purchasing an item from Discovery Toys for the Toy Drive or giving a cash donation to Discovery Toys.  They will be located at the Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, December 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  At the end of the toy drive donated items will be inventoried and the cash donations will be used to supplement the items collected from the drive to ensure we have enough gifts for all age groups.

The Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

Starting at 11:00 AM

Enjoy more than 100 marching units filled with the magnificent tartans of Scottish Clans, the stirring sound of Scottish bagpipes and drums, Scottish dancers, re-enactment groups, Scottie dog groups, dignitaries, classic cars, Santa Claus, and much more. The 44th annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade begins at St. Asaph and Wilkes Streets and concludes at Market Square.  Presented by Mazda North American Operations

The parade application has now closed.

Holiday Designer Tour of Homes

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to stroll through some of Old Town Alexandria’s most splendid historic homes decked out for the holidays by acclaimed interior designers and local florists.  The participating homes are 415 Prince Street, 400 South Lee Street, 519 South Lee Street, 501 Duke Street and 512 Duke Street.  Thank you to florists Anna Krieg, Flora Couture, Greenstreet Gardens, Patina Polished Living, Sweet Root Village and Virginia Florist; and designers Stuart Nordin Home & Design, Madigan Schuler and Thurston Scott Interiors. Presented by Christine Garner

 

Deck the Halls with Santa
Deck the Halls — Adult Ticket

$35.00
Deck the Halls — Child (11 and under) Ticket

$20.00
Raffle Ticket
Win A Virginia Countryside Weekend Getaway

The winner will receive dinner for two at The Inn at Little Washington, two nights lodging at the Blue Rock Inn, including breakfast both mornings and dinner for one night, and a private tour and tasting at the Copper Fox Distillery by Master Distiller Rick Wasmund.  Drawing will be held on Friday, December 5th at the Taste of Scotland. Winner need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit The Campagna Center.

$20.00
Holiday Designer Tour of Homes
Home Tour Ticket

Tickets purchased on or before Tuesday, November 25th will be mailed to customers on Wednesday, November 26th.  Tickets purchased after November 25th will be available for pick up at The Campagna Center or at the first home you visit on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  If for any reason you do not have your purchased ticket(s), it will still be possible to check-in at each Home Tour location with your current ID.

$35.00
Parade
Friend of the Parade Package

Includes an invitation for 2 to the Dignitaries’ Breakfast, VIP seating for 2 at the Parade, and one parking pass.

$150.00
Taste of Scotland
TOS — General Admission Ticket

$110.00
TOS — General Admission – Seminar Upgrade

This intimate Scotch Tasting Seminar is available as an upgrade to existing Patron Pub or General Admission ticket holders only.  Per person.  Availability is limited! 

$20.00
TOS — Patron Pub – Couple Ticket

Patron Hour features complete top-shelf tasting menu, including various rare Scotches. This complete Scotch selection will be available only during Patron Hour.

$290.00
TOS — Patron Pub – Individual Ticket

Patron Hour features complete top-shelf tasting menu, including various rare Scotches. This complete Scotch selection will be available only during Patron Hour.

$180.00
TOS — Patron Pub – Seminar Upgrade

This intimate Scotch Tasting Seminar is available as an upgrade to existing Patron Pub or General Admission ticket holders only.  Per person.  Availability is limited!  

$10.00