The Campagna Center presents the 48th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade. Don’t miss Old Town Alexandria’s most spectacular holiday weekend. Please join us Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, 2018 for a full line up of festivities.
In 1749, the City of Alexandria was officially established by three Scottish merchants and named after its original founder, John Alexander, also of Scottish descent. Today, the city continues celebrating its heritage with a weekend of festivities. The iconic Scottish Christmas Walk Parade presented by The Campagna Center takes place on Saturday, December 1, at 11 a.m., when dozens of Scottish clans dressed in colorful tartans will parade through the streets of Old Town, joined by pipe and drum bands from around the region, as well as terriers and hounds.
More weekend events include a Taste of Scotland (November 30), Heather and Greens sale (November 30 and December 1), the Campagna Center’s Holiday Designer Tour of Homes (December 1), and Deck the Halls with Santa (TBD). Consistently ranked by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events in the South, this event has grown from a small informal parade to an entire weekend filled with events and festivities. #SCWW18
Proceeds from all events of the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend benefit the Campagna Center’s core programs that help children and families from cradle to career by providing high quality early learning experiences, preschool programs, enrichment learning and guidance through high school, and English Language Learning for adults. For over 70 years, The Campagna Center has been helping children, teens and adults in Alexandria reach their potential. The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade is the largest fundraising activity for The Campagna Center and is coordinated and planned by the Junior Friends of The Campagna Center. Since 1970, Junior Friends has provided critical fundraising and volunteer support to the Center.