Dec 01 2011


DECEMBER 2-3, 2011

More Than A Weekend… An Alexandria Tradition

Online ticket sales will be closed, Wednesday, November 30th, at 5 PM. Taste of Scotland and Designer Tour of Homes may be purchased at the door(s).

Deck the Halls With Santa is now SOLD OUT.

Click Here for Weekend Events

Click Here for Parade Line Up

In their 41st year as host of the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade, The Campagna Center is proud to kick off Alexandria’s holiday season with the fresh scent of heather and the festive melody of bagpipes once again! With this historical year, the Center has partnered with The Scottish Government (PREMIER SPONSOR) to celebrate this honored tradition.

The Campagna Center’s Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend events, with the exception of the Parade and the Holiday Designer Tour of Homes, will be held at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. The Memorial is located at 101 Callahan Drive (at the intersection of King & Callahan) in Alexandria. Events held at the Memorial include:

  • Christmas Marketplace (FRIDAY ONLY)
  • Heather & Greens Sale
  • Deck the Halls with Santa
  • Taste of Scotland

What better than a city rich in Scottish heritage to serve as the gathering site for more than 100 clans and pipe and drum bands from far and near with their faithful companions, the terriers and hounds. Along with this year’s Premier Sponsor, The Scottish Government, The St. Andrew’s Society of Washington, D.C. partners with The Campagna Center and the city of Alexandria to sponsor the annual parade.

Click here to purchase various Campagna Center tartan products that honor and celebrate Scottish culture.

Consistently ranked by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events in the South, The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade 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. If you need hotel accomodations during your visit to Alexandria, please visit the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Bureau website for a list of area hotels.

About The Campagna Center

The Campagna Center’s Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade is the largest fundraising activity for The Campagna Center. The Campagna Center’s programs help children in Alexandria arrive at school ready to learn and ensure they are academically successful at each grade level.

The Campagna Center is deeply committed to strengthening families and offering services that help children and youth become caring and productive adults.  Our programs—which serve more than 1,700 children and their families daily—include a focus on early childhood education, child and youth development, and family development.  Current early childhood education programs include Early Head Start (prenatal to 3), Alexandria Head Start (3s and 4s), Campagna Early Learning Center (3s and 4s), Afternoon Adventures (3s and 4s), and Summer Safari (3s and 4s).  Our child and youth programs include Campagna Kids (K-5th grade) and Building Better Futures (high school).  Finally, New Neighbors constitutes our current family development program, which serves families and children through a comprehensive family literacy program.

To learn more about The Campagna Center, visit



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