Press Release

August 30, 2022

New Presenting Partnership for Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Parade Announced

Campagna Center joins with Visit Alexandria and the City of Alexandria to produce the 51st annual parade

Alexandria, VA – Campagna Center announces a new partnership with Visit Alexandria and the City of Alexandria to produce the 51st Annual Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Parade taking place on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

For 50 years, Campagna Center and its volunteers have produced the beloved Scottish Christmas Walk Parade which is one of the top signature events of Alexandria’s holiday season. The Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, paired with the Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, creates the foundation for Alexandria’s Biggest Holiday Weekend and has helped Visit Alexandria to distinguish Alexandria as a top holiday destination with recognition from Condé Nast Traveler, Southern Living, Oprah Daily and more.

Since the scope of the parade has grown, Visit Alexandria is assuming logistical responsibilities for the event this year with support from the City of Alexandria. Preserving the biggest holiday weekend experience ensures the continuation of a key economic driver for the city’s small business and hospitality communities and preserves a historic signature event that is a source of civic pride. The weekend fills hotel rooms throughout the City of Alexandria and attracts both overnight and D.C. regional visitors to dine and shop during the critical holiday season.

This new partnership allows Campagna Center to continue to deliver its critical mission of supporting children and families in Alexandria with education and social support programs from cradle to career.  With the support of Visit Alexandria in executing the annual parade, Campagna Center can remain committed to serving children and families and placing the mission of the organization at the center of all its efforts. Campagna Center will continue to host the annual Taste of Scotland and partner with volunteers to support the Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Parade.

Learn more about this year’s Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Parade at ALXscottishwalk.com.

ABOUT CAMPAGNA CENTER
Campagna Center, Alexandria’s leading not-for-profit organization, equips children and families with a comprehensive set of tools they need to thrive. The mission of Campagna Center is to deliver exceptional educational and social development programs for children, teens, and adults. Since 1945, Campagna Center have served the community by offering a range of programs that foster a dedication to learning to over 2,000 children and families on a daily basis. CampagnaCenter.org

ABOUT VISIT ALEXANDRIA
Visit Alexandria is the nonprofit tourism marketing organization for Alexandria, Virginia. Voted one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Cities in the U.S. 2022 and Southern Living’s Best Cities on the Rise 2022, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. Founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is the nation’s third oldest locally designated historic district, boasting more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Walk in the footsteps of George Washington and America’s Founding Fathers while learning about Black history and African American changemakers that have shaped the history of Alexandria and the U.S. VisitAlexandria.com

 

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