Don’t miss Old Town Alexandria’s most spectacular holiday weekend. 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 takes place on Saturday, December 6 at 11 a.m., when more than 45 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 events Friday and Saturday include a Taste of Scotland (12 /5), Deck the Halls with Santa (12/5), Heather and Greens sale (12/5 and 12/6), Holiday Marketplace (12/6) and the Campagna Center’s Holiday Designer Tour of Homes (12/6).
The Saint Andrew's Society of Washington, DC partners with the Campagna Center and the City of Alexandria to host the annual parade. 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. #SCWW14
Last Updated: 11/24/2014 2:49 PM