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A Scottish Walk to Remember

Thousands hit the streets of Old Town Alexandria—many in kilts—for the Scottish Christmas Walk.

Scottish Christmas Walk, Dec. 7, 2013. (Credit: Drew Hansen)
Scottish Christmas Walk, Dec. 7, 2013. (Credit: Drew Hansen)

Thousands hit the streets of Old Town Alexandria Saturday for the 43rd annual Scottish Christmas Walk presented by The Campagna Center.

More than 120 Scottish clans, pipe and drum bands, reenactment groups, canine marchers, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and local dignitaries participated in the chilly parade. Longtime WJLA Meteorologist Adam Caskey served as grand marshal.

Darth Vader, perhaps sensing a tremor in the Force, even made an appearance. And there were Tartan kilts—a whole lot of them.   

The Scottish Walk and other weekend events are the biggest fundraising activities of the year for The Campagna Center, which delivers educational and social development programs for children, teens and adults in Alexandria.

The Scottish government served as the premier partner of the parade. The Saint Andrew’s Society of Washington, DC and the city of Alexandria also partnered to host the event.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the parade in the video above.

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