Longtime WJLA and News Channel 8 Meteorologist Adam Caskey will serve as the grand marshal for The Campagna Center’s 43rd annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in Old Town Alexandria.
As grand marshal, Caskey will lead more than 120 Scottish clans, pipe and drum bands, Scottish dancers, reenactment groups, canine marchers and local dignitaries through the streets of Old Town.
The parade and other Scottish Christmas Walk weekend activities celebrate Alexandria’s Scottish founders and the holiday season.
“The Campagna Center is such an important part of our community, so it’s a big honor for me to be the grand marshal of the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade this year,” Caskey said in a press release. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the festivities in this capacity, and I look forward to another fabulous weekend of events to support the Campagna Center and the children and families of our community.”
The Scottish government serves as the premier partner of the parade, which is expected to draw 30,000 people to the streets of Old Town. The Saint Andrew’s Society of Washington, DC and the city of Alexandria also partner to host the event.
The weekend events also include the Taste of Scotland, an evening of top-shelf whiskeys and Scottish fare, a Christmas Marketplace for holiday gifts, a Heather and Greens sale, the Holiday Designer Tour of Homes, and Deck the Halls with Santa Children’s Party. To learn more about other Scottish Christmas Walk weekend activities or to purchase tickets, visit the event website.
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.