Scottish Christmas Walk in Old Town Alexandria was full of people in clan family patterns that filled the streets. It was a cold Saturday morning to enjoy a neighborhood parade to bring in the holiday cheer. I got all bundled up in extra layers of clothes and geared up my camera ready to go!My mother-in-law was in town for 4 days so Christmas shopping was a definite on the agenda, but first the parade. As we walked down to the City Hall, where this event would start, people walked with kilts and their bag pipes. The best part of just getting there was witnessing all the dogs dolled up in there special uniform for the parade. I couldn’t believe how cute the dogs outfits were on these doggies.
As we meet some friends to witness this wonderful event, we laughed and froze all together. I was really surprised to see so many people in clan kilts, especially the children. The Sottish pride was out for the day, including dog pride. I keep wondering why the men wear skirts.. Still a bit of a mystery to me!!!
So as the dogs walked by and members of the parade threw candy at you, I of course fetched as much as I could for my mother in-law. The woman loves candy! The parade lasted for about two hours on our street and we all had a great time together, even in 20 degrees of weather. It was now time to grab a bite to eat so Christmas shopping could begin!