Scottish Christmas Walk Photos

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    Battle of the Bands

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     During the Scottish Christmas Walk, hundreds of Scottish clansmen march through Old Town Alexandria with their bagpipes in a traditional holiday parade. The annual holiday event is one of the largest fundraising activities for the Campagna Center, a non-profit organization that serves children and families in need in Alexandria, Virginia. The Scottish Christmas Walk brings the community together and features clansmen, bagpipers, dancers, families, dog groups and local officials.

    See photos of the Scottish Christmas Walk and get a glimpse of the festive parade.

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    Alexandria Police Motor Unit

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    Alexandria Police Color Guard

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    Willard Scott - Grand Marshal

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    Willard Scott was a Grand Marshal of the Scottish Christmas Walk.

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    Washington Scottish Pipe Band of the St. Andrew's Society of Washington

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    St. Andrews Society of Washington

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    Campagna Center

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    The Campagna Center, a non-profit organization that serves children and families in need in Alexandria, Virginia, hosts the annual Scottish Christmas Walk.

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    Scottish Christmas Walk Chairs

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    Scottish Christmas Walk Chairs, Laura Fortsch, and Cassie McLaughlin.

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    Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust

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    Mrs. Dog - Claus

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    Virginia Scottish Games

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    The Virginia Scottish Games and Festival is an annual heritage event held in Alexandria each September.

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    Mark Warner - Senator of Virginia

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    Mark Warner, the Senator of Virginia, walked in the Scottish Christmas Walk and waved to the crowd.

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    Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

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    St. Andrews Society of Baltimore

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    Kiltie Band of York

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    1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

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    First Night Alexandria

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    First Night Alexandria is a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration in Old Town Alexandria.

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    MacMillan Pipe Band

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    15th Reconnaaissance

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    WWII Re-enactment Unit - Scottish Division.

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    Clan Donald

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    Clan Donald Pipe Band

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    Westie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic

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    Clan MacKintosh of North America

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    Brian Moran, Virginia State Delegate

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    City of Alexandria Pipe & Drums

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    Scotty Dog, Mascot of the Scottish Christmas Walk

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    Alliance Dance Institute

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    DC Area Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

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    Ballyshaners

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    The Irish organization hosts the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria.

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    Collie Rescue, Inc.

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    Shamrock & Thistle Pipe & Drums

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    Clan Buchanan Society International

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    National Capital Bearded Collie Club

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    Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe Band

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    Clan Donnachaidh Society

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    Airedale Terrier Club of Washington

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    Clan MacBean

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    Clan MacPherson Association

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    Clan Shaw Society

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    St George Productions

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    Battle of the Bands

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    The highlight of the Scottish Christmas Walk is the finale, where all of the participating bands come together and compete in two groups.

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    Battle of the Bands Lineup

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    Battle of the Bands Competition

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    Battle of the Bands - Finale

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