Join Us at the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade and Del Ray Lighting!

Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

December 2nd, 2023, Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm

Old Town Alexandria (Parade route starts at the intersection of Wolfe St. and Saint Asaph St. in Old Town Alexandria.)

Carpenter’s Shelter will be walking in the 52nd Annual Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Parade!

There will be pipe and drum bands from around the region, as well as terriers and hounds and more. Wave hello to our crew as we walk down the parade route!

More information about the Scottish Walk Parade

Download Parade Route Map

List of Road Closures


Del Ray Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting

December 3rd, Sunday, 6 pm

Del Ray Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (Mt. Vernon and Oxford Ave. intersection in Del Ray)

Come out and show your support by bringing breakfast cereals, canned goods, and new underwear (for men, women or children in various sizes) for Carpenter’s Shelter. The event is free and open to all.

Visit hand-painted holiday windows in storefronts and start your holiday shopping with a stroll down Mt. Vernon Avenue, which will be illuminated by thousands of luminarias in honor of the late Nancy Dunning. For more information, visit Del Ray Holiday Season Kick-Off – DRBA (