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Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade

Friday, Dec. 3

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Christmas Marketplace – One Day Only

Heather and Greens Sale

1 - 3 p.m. — Children’s Tea

7 p.m. — Taste of Scotland Patron Pub Opens

7 - 10:30 p.m. — Christmas Marketplace (Taste of Scotland guests only)

8 – 11 p.m. — Taste of Scotland – Celebrating Scotland

as a Land of Food and Drink

Saturday, Dec. 4

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. — Heather and Greens Sale (418 S. Washington St., in the Campagna Center parking lot)

9 – 10 a.m. — Dignitaries’ Breakfast

11 – 4 p.m. — Holiday Designer Tour of Homes

11 a.m. — Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

<ro>A History

<bt>The Campagna Center is proud to ring in Alexandria’s holiday season with the 40th Annual Scottish

Christmas Walk Weekend, presented in partnership with The Scottish Government. The city’s rich Scottish heritage

makes it the perfect destination for clans, pipe bands and dog groups alike to gather and participate in the Scottish

Christmas Walk Parade — the weekend’s largest event, sponsored in partnership with The Saint Andrew’s Society of

Washington, D.C., and The City of Alexandria.

The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is The Campagna Center’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds benefit

The Campagna Center’s programs, which include Early Head Start, Alexandria Head Start, Campagna Early Learning

Center, Afternoon Adventures, Campagna Kids, Building Better Futures, and New Neighbors. Visit www.campagnacenter.org.

Consistently ranked by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events in the South, the Scottish

Christmas Walk Weekend draws nearly 30,000 individuals and families to the Parade. Tourists travel from throughout

the mid-Atlantic region to participate in this celebrated community event.

<ro>Activities

<bt>* A Christmas Marketplace – One Day Only

Vendors sell unique, holiday gift wares in a boutique setting.

Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial

Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 3 — One Day Only 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Taste of Scotland guests only)

* Heather and Greens Sales — Try a touch of heather and greens to enhance your holiday decorations with a Scottish flair. Purchase fresh heather, handmade wreaths, garlands, and more. Pre-order forms are available at www.campagnacenter.org.

Location: Friday, Dec. 3 – George Washington Masonic Memorial;

Saturday, Dec. 4 – 418 S. Washington St., in the Campagna Center parking lot

Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

7 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Taste of Scotland guests only)

Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

* Children’s Tea — Children can enjoy tea and snacks as they visit with Santa and participate in fun arts and crafts.

Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial

Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $30 per adult; $10 per child

* Taste of Scotland – Celebrating Scotland as a Land of Food and Drink. A tasting featuring hard-to-find Scotches direct from Scotland distilleries. The Patron Pub features complete top-shelf tasting menu, including various rare Scotches. This complete Scotch selection will be available only in the Patron Pub.

The remainder of the evening will feature a limited Scotch selection and Scottish ales, as well as beer, wine, and

unique Scottish fare. All Taste of Scotland guests enjoy a private shopping experience at the Christmas Marketplace

and have the chance to peruse the fine selection of decorative greens.

Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial

Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. – Patron Pub Opens;

8 p.m. – 11 p.m. General admission welcome

Cost: Patron: $150/individual, $250/couple. General admission tickets $100. Advance tickets required.

Go to www.campagnacenter.org or call 703-549-0111 x146 for tickets.

* The Dignitaries’ Breakfast — A pre-parade breakfast for dignitaries, city and state officials, Friends of the Parade, corporate champions and partners.

Location: The Campagna Center

Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 – 10 a.m. (just before the parade)

Cost: By Invitation

* The Holiday Designer Tour of Homes — Stroll through properties in the historic district of Alexandria dressed up for the holidays by acclaimed interior designers and local florists. Presented by Christine Garner, Weichert, Realtors

Location: Select properties in Old Town, Alexandria

Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Tickets required. To purchase tickets, call 703-549-0111 or visit www.ScottishChristmasWalk.com. Also stop by The Campagna Center or Ramsay House Visitor’s Center to purchase tickets.

Advance purchase $30; day-of purchase $35. Tickets may also be purchased at the homes.

* The Scottish Christmas Walk Parade — Over 100 Scottish Clans, pipe and drum bands, Scottish dancers, re-enactment groups, Scottie dog groups, dignitaries and, of course, Santa Claus will march through the streets of Old Town Alexandria. As the Premier Sponsor, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 40th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade.

Route: Beginning at the corner of Wilkes and South St. Asaph Streets in Old Town and ending at Market Square

Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m.

Weather Update For Walk Weekend Events:

The Walk Weekend Events, including Saturday's Parade and Designer Tour of Homes are held rain or shine. In the

event of severe weather, contact The Campagna Center at 703-549-0111 for updates on any delays or cancellations.

Visit www.campagnacenter.org or www.scottishchristmaswalk.com.