***This Reader Reward is no longer accepting entries – See the winner below.***

We're very happy to announce the winner of the complimentary tickets to the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend's annual Holiday Homes Tour. Congratulations to Kristin Frykman, who we hope to see on the tour.

They don't say "it's the most wonderful time of the year" for nothing.

In our home and in Old Town Alexandria in general, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. A nip is in the air, the lights are all hung in the trees along King Street, and the storefronts are all decked out in their holiday finest.

But most of all, the town is all abuzz over the annual Scottish Christmas Walk events this coming weekend. An annual tradition in Old Town for many years, the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is a series of events organized by the Campagna Center that celebrated Alexandria's Scottish heritage and the Christmas season.

In addition to the annual parade...

...the Scotch Tasting at the Masonic Temple...

...the Christmas marketplace, and other events, one of the major highlights of the weekend is the Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday morning and afternoon. It's an unique opportunity to tour some of the beautiful private residences of Old Town decorated for the holidays. This event is particularly near and dear to our heart as it helped us fall in love with Old Town many years ago, and we were honored to lend our home to the tour in 2012. I don't think our home has looked as good since. 

This year's Holiday Designer Tour of Homes boasts a stunning lineup, including the following residences:

415 Prince Street

519 South Lee Street

400 South Lee

501 Prince Street

512 Duke Street

We're really looking forward to this weekend as it traditionally marks the official kickoff to the holiday season for our family. As a special reader reward, anyone who can make it to Alexandria on Saturday for the tour is eligible for a chance to win two tickets to the event. Details are as follows:

  • PRIZE: Two tickets to the 2014 Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Holiday Designer Tour of Homes. Tickets retail for $35 per person.
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Thursday, December 4th at 11:59pm EST.
  • AND THE WINNER IS: One lucky winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on Friday, December 5th, 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 2014 Scottish Christmas Walk Designer Tour of Homes in Alexandria, VA on December 6, 2014, between 11:00am and 4:00pm.
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “HOLIDAY HOMES”, and tell us a little bit about what you'd like to see on the tour. (One comment entry per person please.) 
  • WHO'S ELIGIBLE: This Reader Reward is open to anyone who plans to be in Alexandria, VA on December 6, 2014 and can attend the tour in person.

Please see our complete terms & conditions page for more details. If you're interested in learning more about the event and purchasing tickets, please visit the Campagna Center's event webpage.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Comments 27


12/1/2014 at 3:17 PM

HOLIDAY HOMES. I love and live in Alexandria (although not Old Town). I will be attending my first parade this Saturday and would love to take the home tour as well to see inside the houses my husband and I have admired for years from the street.

12/1/2014 at 3:18 PM

HOLIDAY HOMES: even though I live in the area, I've never done a tour of any Old Town homes, so that is a must see for me.

12/1/2014 at 3:58 PM

My girlfriend and I are doing our annual girls weekend this weekend. We have done the tour before and it was just lovely....our feet were so tired!What's not fun about 'Holiday Homes'?

Bridget Westfall
12/1/2014 at 4:10 PM

This weekend marks the one year anniversary of our family closing on our first home, a 1920s brick colonial on King Street! We moved in on the day of the Scottish Walk parade and eight months pregnant, and of no help to the movers, I walked to the start of the parade to celebrate my new neighborhood. This year we celebrate with our son! I'd love to tour the festive homes in all their holiday splendor!

Caitlin G
12/1/2014 at 6:26 PM

Holiday Homes! I would love to get some inspiration for Christmas decor beyond the tree. From your behind the scenes posts last year, I know that the design process is extensive!

Carly G
12/1/2014 at 6:27 PM

Holiday homes!! I have lived in MD my whole life and grew up visting, and loving, Old Town Alexandria. I would love to (finally) see the insides of the homes I have admired from afar.

Stefanie holland
12/1/2014 at 7:52 PM

Holiday homes! Would love to see the decked halls of old town!

Hannah G
12/1/2014 at 8:02 PM

Holiday homes! Just moved back to the area after three years north of Green Bay. Touring the gorgeous homes in Old Town would be a wonderful way to kick off this holiday season back home!

Rebecca harris
12/1/2014 at 9:18 PM

Holiday homes! I've spent the last 6 years walking to work looking at these beautiful homes from the outside (especially the first home)...now I want to gauk from the inside.

Sandy J
12/1/2014 at 9:40 PM

Holiday homes! I've lived in DC for five years and have never been to Old Town Alexandria so I would love to have an excuse to finally see it looking its best with holiday decor.

12/2/2014 at 12:17 AM

Holiday homes! I'd love to be inspired by beautiful Christmas decorations!

Theresa Allen
12/2/2014 at 5:39 AM

Holiday Homes! Looking forward to our first Christmas in Alexandria. I would love to see these beautiful homes decked for the holidays!

Rachel G.
12/2/2014 at 8:42 AM

HOLIDAY HOMES! Thanks Old Town Home for hosting this giveaway. We've always loved Old Town Alexandria and have admired the homes from the outside. Tickets to this event would offer a great chance to see the stunning interiors, too.

12/2/2014 at 10:13 AM

Its the most wonderful time of year in Old Town Alexandria. Thank yo somuch for opening up your HOLIDAY HOMES!

12/2/2014 at 10:19 AM


I am no longer in the DC area but my parents are and I know my mom would LOVE to see inside all these homes... especially to get decorating ideas for her own house. One of our favorite things to do together is go to model homes and open houses just to get ideas.

12/2/2014 at 10:25 AM

I would love to see how the houses are decorated for Christmas!!

12/2/2014 at 11:04 AM

Holiday Homes! The Scottish Christmas Parade and lunch at the Majestic afterwards is a tradition for us, but we've never done the home tour. It's about time to rectify that! I'd love to see the insides of these fantastic historic homes.

12/2/2014 at 11:05 AM

My husband and I just moved to DC and we'd love to see a bunch of Old Town homes all prettied up for Christmas!

12/2/2014 at 1:26 PM

HOLIDAY HOMES! We just moved to Old Town about 2 1/2 months ago from Western Loudoun County, have been in love with this special place for some time. The Scottish Christmas Walk has been a favorite of ours for several years, and most years we made the drive in to see it. We've even walked in it a couple of times with our Westie! So excited to be living in walking distance now. We have not been able to do the homes tour in years past, and would love the opportunity to do so this year. I love everything about the holidays and would love to see inside some of the stunning decorated interiors of Old Town

12/2/2014 at 3:09 PM

HOLIDAY HOMES! What better way to kick off our Christmas season than watching the Scottish parade and touring some beautifully decorated homes in Old Town! I love visiting show homes to inspire my own decor, and no doubt these homes will be full of inspiration! I also look forward to buying fresh greenery that is offered for sale during the events.

12/2/2014 at 3:20 PM

HOLIDAY HOMES!! Ahh, my favorite time too, crispy weather and watching the beautiful Scottish walk. As an admirer of Old Town homes, would love to see how beautiful they are from the inside and get tips on decorating too! Thanks for the opportunity!

12/2/2014 at 3:41 PM

HOLIDAY HOMES! I have lived in the area for almost 10 years and have never been to the Scottish Festival and Old Town home tour! The home owners in Old Town go all out during the holidays, and while I love seeing their decorations outside, I am looking forward to seeing how they decorate their interiors.

12/2/2014 at 9:11 PM

Holiday homes! I love checking out all the unique details of old homes, especially decked out in all its Christmas finery.

12/2/2014 at 9:13 PM

Holiday Homes!!! How fun this would be!!! I went a number of years ago and loved it! Would love to go again.

12/3/2014 at 4:38 PM

I'd love to see Old Town's HOLIDAY HOMES! I've always enjoyed the historic homes and gardens tour during garden week in the spring but have never taken the holiday home tour. I'd love to see all the festive interiors while getting inspiration for my own home.

Karen Mazzarella
12/4/2014 at 2:06 PM


We're huge historic preservation fans and practitioners and we'd love to see these gorgeous homes in full holiday regalia. Thanks!

Kristin Frykman
12/4/2014 at 2:17 PM

HOLIDAY HOMES! Love this event!

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