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.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
Heather and Greens
The Campagna Center, 418 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Purchase fresh heather bundles or a variety of wreaths, garlands, flatwoods and much more to add festive flair to any home or office this holiday season. Pre-orders will be available online for quick pick-up.
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 will be available online, so plan to purchase your tickets before they quickly sell out.
The Taste of Scotland
The George Washington Masonic Memorial Temple, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Attended by nearly 500 guests annually, this merry 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, beer, wine, and light fare. A seminar teaches the finer points of enjoying Scotch like a pro. There is also a special Patrons Hour with rare, top-shelf Scotch and passed hors d’oeuvres. Tickets will be available online.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
Heather and Greens
The Campagna Center, 418 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Purchase fresh heather bundles and a variety of wreaths, garlands, flatwoods and much more. Pre-orders will be available online for quick pick-up.
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.
To become a Holiday Marketplace vendor, click here.
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 Wolfe Streets and concludes at Market Square.
To register your group to march in the parade, click here.
Old Town Home Tours
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.