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2011 Holiday Events in Northern Virginia

December brings with itself cheery thoughts of holidays, carols, Christmas trees, parades and presents. It’s the perfect time to rejoice with friends and family. Northern Virginia has several holiday events lined up to celebrate the season with mirth and joy.

Torpedo Factory Art Center’s annual Holiday Open House

Partake in the Torpedo Art factory annual bash on December 1. The Hawaiian themed party features several studio and gallery offerings along with live music, refreshments and dance. Spread joy, hope and compassion by participating in the holiday food drive and the annual toy drive.

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Thursday, December 01, 2011 (6:00pm -9:00pm)
Phone: (703) 838-4565
Email: events@torpedofactory.org

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Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade

Northern Virginia kicks off the holiday season with the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade that takes place on December 2 to 3 through Old Town Alexandria. Drawing nearly 30,000 families from across the region, the Parade ranks as one of the Top 20 Events in the South by the Southeast Tourism Society. Partake in the cultural extravaganza that takes place rain or shine. Join more than 100 Scottish clans dressed in traditional garb marching with bagpipes through the historic town of Alexandria.

The Campagna Center

The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade is the largest fundraising activity for The Campagna Center, a non-profit organization that helps children in need. The Center focuses on early childhood education and started several programs that include the Early Head Start, Alexandria Head Start, Campagna Early Learning Center, Afternoon Adventures and the Summer Safari. Continue reading