City of Alexandria, VA
Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade on Saturday, December 5
November 30, 2009
The St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. partners with The Campagna Center and the City of Alexandria to host the 39th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade on Saturday, December 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in historic Old Town. As the centerpiece of the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, the parade celebrates the City's Scottish heritage, featuring more than 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. This year’s Grand Marshal is the City’s Chief of Police, Earl Cook.
The parade starts at the intersection of Wilkes and South Saint Asaph Streets. The parade will head north on South St. Asaph Street to Queen Street, turn right on Queen Street to North Fairfax Street, then turn right and head south on North Fairfax Street. The parade will turn right on King Street, passing Market Square, to the termination point at the intersection of King and Pitt Streets.
The St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. partners with The Campagna Center and the City of Alexandria to sponsor the annual parade. 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. For more information about the parade and all of the other weekend’s festivities, visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com.
All proceeds from the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend support the Campagna Center’s programs, which help children in Alexandria arrive at school ready to learn and ensuring they are academically successful at each grade level. For information on The Campagna Center, call 703.549.0111 or visit www.campagnacenter.org.