48th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk
Home for the Holidays Celebrations in Alexandria
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performances and the tree lighting. After the lighting, children may visit with Santa Claus on stage. Market Square, 301 King St.
48TH ANNUAL SCOTTISH CHRISTMAS WALK Dec. 1 | 11 a.m. See the 48th Campagna Center Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. Enjoy marching units filled with the tartans of Scottish Clans, the sound of Scottish bagpipes and drums, Scottish dancers,
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reenactment groups, Scottie dogs, dignitaries, classic cars, Santa Claus and more. The parade begins at St. Asaph and Wolfe Streets and concludes at Market Square with a massed band concert.
Alexandria has been named one of “America’s Top Holiday Towns” by USA Today and a “Top 10 Christmas Town” by HGTV. Alexandria offers an authentic holiday experience with several events the whole family can enjoy! From visiting the Christmas Camel at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate to taking part in the Scottish Walk or touring some of Alexandria’s most beautiful decorated homes, there’s sure to be an event for everyone’s wish list.
CITY TREE LIGHTING Nov. 23 | 6-8 p.m. Join fellow residents at Market Square for the lighting of the Christmas tree. The event begins with a welcome by Alexandria’s Town Crier and remarks from the mayor, and includes
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The parade will take place rain or shine. From St. Asaph & Wolfe streets to Market Square
HOLIDAY HOME TOURS Dec. 1 | 12:30-4 p.m. The Campagna Center presents the annual Holiday Home Tours. Explore Alexandria’s history and take advantage of a rare opportunity to stroll through some of Old Town’s most splendid homes decked out for the holidays by acclaimed interior designers and local florists. Proceeds benefit Campagna Center programs that serve more than 2,000 children and families daily in Alexandria. Home Tour tickets may be purchased/picked up at any Home Tour stop. Tickets are $40. Home Tour tickets will also be sold at The Campagna Center, 418 S. Washington Street, the week prior to the tour. Various locations, campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend/hometours