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You know what they say. "It's the most wonderful time, of the year." In Old Town this is very true as this coming weekend marks the highly anticipated Christmas events celebrated throughout the town by locals and visitors alike. Yes, that's right, it's the Campagna Center's annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, and we can't wait!
In celebration of the occasion, we've got a great giveaway for two tickets to an event that's near and dear to our heart, the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Holiday Designer Tour of Homes, but more on that a little later in the post.
The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend has been celebrated the first weekend in December for the last 42 years, and the 43rd annual event kicks off this coming Friday. Starting with several kid friendly events during the day, the first night is capped with the Taste of Scotland. The Taste of Scotland is a great charity event at the George Washington Masonic Temple where the attendees taste many different types of Scotches having a grand old time. The men don kilts, the ladies their tartans, and the town really kick off the Christmas season by celebrating the night away.
The main event, the Scottish Walk parade follows on Saturday morning, celebrating Alexandria's Scottish heritage with lots of kilts, bagpipes, dogs, and classic cars. This event is one that is celebrated by many in the area, regardless of Scottish ancestry.
One of the other major events for the day is the Holiday Designer Tour of Homes, where several private homes throughout Old Town are opened to the public, allowing onlookers a unique glimpse into a few of the homes that give Old Town its character.
If you remember back to last year, our home was one of the houses on the Christmas Designer Tour of Homes. The level of effort we put into getting our house ready for the tour was staggering, but the overwhelmingly positive response, that fact our home was bursting with beautiful floral arrangements, and the knowledge we were supporting a great cause made it all completely worth it. This year we're not participating by opening our home, but we'll be attending the event to check out this year's tour homes.
But just because we're not opening our home this year doesn't mean we can't give you a glimpse into one of the other homes on tour. This home happens to be that of our blog readers, Cara and James, and their adorable daughter Alexandra.
Cara and James live in an historic home just down the street from us and have done wonderful things with their quaint and stylish home, proving that modest sized historic homes can still boast modern style while meeting the needs of a young family.
Cara has been working tirelessly on an ombre tree theme and corresponding table scape, going as far as to paint ornaments and vases the perfect shade of Tiffany blue. I'm so glad I'm not the only person in town that would go to these lengths to achieve their holiday vision!
It's definitely a place, along with the other homes and locations on the tour, that should be seen in person. That's where today's giveaway comes in. For the second year in a row the Campagna Center has generously donated two tickets for Old Town Home to give away to our wonderful readers. The two tickets are valued at $70.
- PRIZE: Two tickets to the 43rd annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend's Holiday Designer Tour of Homes
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Friday, December 6th at 12:00pm (noon) EST.
- AND THE WINNER IS: One lucky winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on Friday, December 6th, so be sure to come back then to see if you're the winner.
- PRIZE REDEEMABLE: The tickets can be used for entry to the 2013 Holiday Designer Tour of Homes in Alexandria, VA on December 7, 2012, between 11:00am and 4:00pm.
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “AN OLD TOWN CHRISTMAS”, and tell us a little bit about your Christmas traditions. (One comment entry per person please.)
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- WHO'S ELIGIBLE: This Reader Reward is open to anyone who plans to be in Alexandria, VA on December 7, 2012, to celebrate the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend.
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We hope you're planning on attending this year's Scottish Christmas Walk. We'll be wandering around town all day, so if you see us, be sure to say hello.