The Campagna Center

2010 Weekend Events Calendar

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Click here for Parade Information

Please note that, with the exception of the Parade and the Designer Tour of Homes, all events listed below will be held at the George Washington Masonic Memorial (101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria)

Consistently ranked by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the South, The Campagna Center's Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade draws nearly 30,000 individuals and families. Tourists travel from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to participate in this celebrated community event.

The Walk Weekend Events, including Saturday's Parade and Home Tours, are held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather on Saturday morning, please watch this site for additional information and/or contact The Campagna Center at (703) 549-0111 for a recorded message on any delays or cancellations. Remember, we are a hardy folk and if the streets are open, we plan to march!

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Friday, December 3

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9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Marketplace (One Day Only!)

Vendors sell unique, holiday gift wares in a boutique setting. Admission is free!

As of November 3rd, 2010, the following vendors will be participating:

  • Aurora Bath & Jewels
  • Beijo Bags
  • Discovery Toys
  • G's Glory Handbags
  • Janet Egan Design
  • Patricia Palermino Studios
  • Queen Bee Designs
  • Scottish Gourmet
  • Southwestern Silver
  • The Dressed Up Nut
  • The Perfect Budha
  • Villa de Alpacas Farm
  • JaniceTable
  • Celtic Landscapes in Pastel
  • Monday's Child
  • Thirty-One
  • Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria

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    Heather and Greens Sale

    Try a touch of heather and greens to enhance your holiday decorations with a Scottish flair. Purchase fresh heather bundles or a variety of wreaths, garlands, flatwoods, paperwhites, and much more.

    Click here to order in advance: 2010 HEATHER AND GREENS PRE-ORDER FORM

    Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria

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    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Children's Tea

    Santa Claus will greet children at this special tea party. For a small fee, children can have their picture taken with Santa, so remember to wear your holiday best.

    Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria

    Ticket Price: $30 for adults; $10 for children 11 and under

    Purchase your tickets online by clicking here.

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    7:00 p.m.
    Taste of Scotland Patron Pub

    The Taste of Scotland Patron Pub - Celebrating Scotland as a Land of Food and Drink: features a complete top-shelf tasting menu including various rare Scotches direct from Scotland distilleries. Limited Scotch selections and Scottish ale sampling will be available throughout the evening. Patrons will receive a special gift and event recognition. Only Taste of Scotland Patrons will be allowed admittance to the Patron Pub.

    Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria

    Ticket Price: $150-individual, $250-couple

    Taste of Scotland Tickets are no longer available online, but may be purchased at the door at the Masonic Memorial!

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    8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Taste of Scotland

    The Taste of Scotland - Celebrating Scotland as a Land of Food and Drink: Attended by nearly 500 guests, including the Lord Provost of Dundee, Scotland, this special event features a limited Scotch selection, Scottish ale sampling, as well as beer, wine, and light fare. Event is for adults only.

    Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria

    Ticket Price: $100

    Taste of Scotland Tickets are no longer available online, but may be purchased at the door at the Masonic Memorial!

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    7:00 - 10:30 p.m.
    Christmas Marketplace (Taste of Scotland guests only)

    Vendors sell unique, holiday gift wares in a boutique setting. Admission is free!

    As of November 3rd, 2010, the following vendors will be participating:

  • Aurora Bath & Jewels
  • Beijo Bags
  • Discovery Toys
  • G's Glory Handbags
  • Janet Egan Design
  • Patricia Palermino Studios
  • Queen Bee Designs
  • Scottish Gourmet
  • Southwestern Silver
  • The Dressed Up Nut
  • The Perfect Budha
  • Villa de Alpacas Farm
  • JaniceTable
  • Celtic Landscapes in Pastel
  • Monday's Child
  • Thirty-One
  • Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria

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    Heather and Greens Sale

    Try a touch of heather and greens to enhance your holiday decorations with a Scottish flair. Purchase fresh heather bundles or a variety of wreaths, garlands, flatwoods, paperwhites, and much more.

    Click here to order in advance: 2010 HEATHER AND GREENS PRE-ORDER FORM

    Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria

    Saturday, December 4

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    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Heather and Greens Sale

    Try a touch of heather and greens to enhance your holiday decorations with a Scottish flair. Purchase fresh heather bundles or a variety of wreaths, garlands, flatwoods, paperwhites, and much more.

    Click here to order in advance: 2010 HEATHER AND GREENS PRE-ORDER FORM

    Location: The Campagna Center, 418 South Washington Street, Alexandria

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    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    The Campagna Center's Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

    Grand Marshal: Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead

    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.

    Route: Beginning at the corner of Wilkes and South Saint Asaph Streets in Old Town and ending at King and Royal Streets

    Cost: No charge

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    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Massed Band Concert

    Following the parade, the massed band concert takes place at King and Royal Streets in front of City Hall at Market Square.

    Cost: No charge

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    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    The Holiday Designer Tour of Homes

    Stroll through lovely properties dressed up for the holidays by acclaimed interior designers and local florists. Tour will be held rain or shine. Tickets are required for the home tour and are non-refundable. Sorry, no pets or children under the age of 12 are permitted on the tour. This year's Tour features the following six exclusive properties in Old Town Alexandria:

    For detailed information and photos of the homes below, click here!

    • 808 Prince Street
    • 905 Prince Street
    • 415 Wolf Street
    • 607 Cameron Street
    • 430 S. Lee Street
    • St. Paul's Episcopal Church (288 S. Pitt Street)
    • Alexandria Academy (400 S. Washington Street)
    • The Campagna Center (418 S. Washington Street)

    Advance Purchase: $30

    Day-Of Purchase: $35 (may also be purchased at homes)

    Purchase Home Tour Tickets!