Each year come winter Carlyle House hosts its "A Soldier's Christmas" event. This usually coincides on the same day as the Campagna Center's Scottish Christmas Walk (parade).
|Carlyle House presents "A Soldier's Christmas" (2012)|
"The air is chilly and the scent of wood smoke and cider rises in the air. Greenery bedecks homes around Alexandria, signaling that the holiday season is well and truly here. However, this was not so for soldiers in the American Revolution, many of the winters during the war were hard for the American armies. A lack of ready supplies meant hunger and cold. Even with their meager goods in the longest stretches of the war, though, soldiers could find reasons to celebrate."
Two soldiers make adjustments to their drums
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|Visitors chat with 18th century soldiers while enjoying a beverage|
Christmas and holiday events in Old Town Alexandria
Christmas parades in Northern Virginia
Christmas and holiday-themed events in Northern Virginia