Daytrip

November 30, 2008

Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend

What:: More than 100 clans gather for this annual holiday event featuring a Christmas marketplace, Celtic concert, Scotch tastings, children's tea party, home tours and a parade of plaid. The event is also a fundraiser for the Campagna Center, which offers educational programs for children. Bonus event: Alexandria's annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights is Saturday as well, beginning at 6 p.m.

Where:: George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, Va.

When:: Events begin at noon Thursday and continue through Saturday, with the Christmas parade at 11 a.m. Rain or shine.

How much: : Donations requested. Some events, such as the Celtic concert, require tickets. Prices vary.

What's nearby:: If you want to make a weekend of it, the Westin Alexandria in Old Town Alexadria is offering special rates, starting at $109 per night. The rate code is SCOTWK. Call 866-837-4210 or 703-253-8600.

More information:: Call 703-548-0111 or go to campagnacenter.org

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