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. A tradition that honored Alexandria’s long-reaching Scottish heritage with a variety of activities to ring in the holiday season, the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend generated much-needed financial support for our programs. Activities included Christmas Marketplace, Heather & Greens, Deck the Halls with Santa, the Taste of Scotland, and the Annual Parade.
THE 44TH ANNUAL SCOTTISH CHRISTMAS WALK WEEKEND, PRESENTED BY THE CAMPAGNA CENTER
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
DECEMBER 5 AND 6: Warm your heart with holiday cheer and join the Alexandria community for the 44th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend. A full lineup of festivities 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, 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 sales: 9 AM – 5 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. The Heather & Greens sale will be located at The Campagna Center, 418 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA.
Deck the Halls: 1 – 3 PM
Looking for a way to involve children in the holiday celebrations? Look no further than our Deck the Halls event full of arts & crafts, musical entertainment, and a visit from Santa. This fun filled afternoon held at the George Washington Masonic Memorial Temple is a long cherished occasion. Tickets will be available online, so plan to purchase your tickets before they quickly sell out. The temple is located at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA.
The Taste of Scotland: 7 – 11 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. The temple is located at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA. Tickets will be available online.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
A Christmas Marketplace: 10AM – 4PM
This fun, festive marketplace features a unique collection of regional artists, crafters and boutique businesses. The market will be located at The Campagna Center, 418 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA.
The Scottish Christmas Walk Parade: Begins at 11 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.
Old Town Home Tours: 11 AM – 4 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.
Heather and Greens: 8 AM – 4 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 Heather & Greens sale will be located at The Campagna Center, 418 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA.