One of the most anticipated events of the Northern Virginia holiday season is upon us – The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend in gorgeous old town Alexandria, VA.
The sound of bagpipes will fill the city’s quaint cobbled streets as thousands of attendees and participants enjoy family friendly events such as Taste of Scotland, a Children’s Tea Party, a Celtic Concert and the Christmas Marketplace. Not to mention the weekend’s grand jewel – the PARADE!
The parade takes place this Saturday, Dec 6th at 11am and will feature bands, local business and community groups, marching Scottish clans and Santa Paws… excuse me, Santa Claus.
Sounds fun, but what does that have to do with dogs right?
I failed to mention local dog clubs are always a favorite in the parade! In particular, it’s a wonderful scene to watch Scotties get out and strut their stuff.
Scottish Terriers have always been a favorite here at Dogtopia. Their intelligent expressions, feisty nature and “Bring it on” attitude always makes for a fun play group.
Did you know?
- The Scottish Terrier has been a Presidential Doggie 4 times – Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and George W. Bush were crazy for their Scotties.
- Regardless of your politics I think we can all agree that Barney and Miss Beazley are adorable. The annual Barney Cam will be sorely missed. If you’ve never enjoyed Barney Cam, each holiday season a film was made featuring an adventure young Barney would embark on. Cameos by some of Washington’s most powerful politicians made the videos extra fun.
- Carnegie Mellon University named the Scottish Terrier it’s official mascot in 2007.
- While black is the most recognized color, Scotties may also have a brindle or wheaten coat.