A Scottish Parade through Alexandria

If you are going to Alexandria this weekend, 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 celebrations. The Scottish Christmas Walk Parade takes place on Saturday at 11 a.m., when dozens of Scottish clans dressed in colorful tartans will parade through the streets of Old Town, joined by pipe and drum bands from around the region, with terriers and hounds as well. (Really, what says Christmas more than bagpipes, terriers and hounds!) More weekend events include a Taste of Scotland (12/4), Heather and Greens sale (12/4 and 12/5), Holiday Marketplace (12/5), the Campagna Center’s Holiday Designer Tour of Homes (12/5), and Deck the Halls with Santa (12/6). You can get more information at virginia.org if you want to partake in any or all of these holiday festivities!