Weekend preview: Scottish Walk Parade, Boat Parade of Lights and more

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Last year's best in show featured at the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights featured a radiant, tropical nativity scene on the dark waters of the Potomac (Mango Mike)

The sound of bagpipes and spectacle of tartan-clad revelers marching through Old Town will be heard and seen for the 41st consecutive year as the tradition of the Campagna Center’s Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade continues this weekend.

The Scottish government is bailing out taxpayers by footing the majority of the bill for the second year in a row. This year’s events include scotch tastings, a historic homes tour and the parade itself, and the 12th annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights— to name a few.

The festivities will ensue rain or shine and organizers expect to draw 30,000 people. For more information visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com.

Scottish Walk Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, December 2

Christmas Marketplace, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Heather and greens sale, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Campagna Center Open House, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Deck the halls with Santa, 1 – 3 p.m.

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, 4 p.m. – dark

Taste of Scotland, 8 – 11 p.m.

Saturday, December 3

Heather and greens sale, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Scottish Walk Parade, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Campagna Center Open House, 12 – 5 p.m.

Massed Band Concert, 1 – 1:30 p.m.

Medieval Marketplace & Christian Pudding Competition, 1 – 3 p.m.

Holiday designer tour of homes, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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