If you saw any of our posts last week or some of our entries on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you already know that the Scottish Christmas Walk and associated events took place this past weekend. This gathering of Scottish heritage and Christmas celebration is the very reason we anxiously await the first weekend in December each year, and like previous years, we sure had a great time!

Rather than bore you with tremendous detail on each little part of the days, we just want to share some of our favorite photos from the weekend. We snapped a few that we feel truly captures the feel of the weekend, like this great one of a kilted man strolling Old Town's picturesque Cameron Street.

Many of the beautiful homes around Old Town and on the parade route showed their Scottish flair.

People packed the parade route to watch the participants.

The the dogs were out in full force, like the giant Scottish Deerhounds.

And these Brussels Griffons in sweaters. They're like tiny Christmas sweater wearing Ewoks.

The parade had its fair share of classic cars throughout.

And as always, an absolutely amazing Santa (playing bagpipes) and Mrs. Claus.

The historic Carlyle House was looking amazing with a Continental Army camp setup in the front yard.

They were cooking, playing games, and doing weapons drills.

The parade also had some spectacular examples of facial hair along the way.

There were, of course, quite a few pipers piping, filling the air with beautiful sounds.

The home tour was great fun. While we don't feel comfortable taking copious amounts of photos within the private homes and sharing them all over the Internet, there are two photos we snapped and want to share. The first is from the fourth floor looking down a beautiful winding staircase of an enormous early 19th century home.

And the second is the spectacular view from the third floor window of the Swann-Daingerfield mansion's front window. 

Overall the weekend was a ton of fun. The weather on Saturday was perfect and the events all seems to go off without a hitch. I can't think of a better way to spend the first weekend in December each and every year. 

Were you able to join us? If so, did you have fun? If not, doesn't it look like a pretty great place to be?

Comments 4


12/9/2013 at 5:31 PM

Hi, Alex and Wendy,

Yes! At your suggestion we did enjoy the Christmas parade this past weekend. What a fun time. We especially enjoyed the pipe and drum face off at the end of the parade where the three groups came together. We had an excellent weekend in Alexandria. And my husband was so happy to see snow on Sunday morning. Thanks for your advice for a great weekend!

12/9/2013 at 6:09 PM

What a beautiful town and parade. Looks like it was very well attended too. I love the historical setup and the gorgeous houses. Wish I could have been there, but at least I got to see parts of it through your lens. Thank you.

12/10/2013 at 2:59 PM

We were there, it was great this year! Pretty sure that your local piping Santa is the best one around.

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