The double header of holiday parades and festivities will return to Alexandria in 2021. Visit Alexandria will bring back its 21st annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights sponsored by Amazon on Saturday, Dec. 4. The Campagna Center's 50th anniversary Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade will be held Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4. According to patch.com, "The Holiday Boat Parade of Lights draws festively decorated boats to the Potomac River to put on a show for spectators along Alexandria's waterfront. While the boat parade is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., dockside festivities will entertain spectators from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waterfront Park. The festivities will include a pop-up beer garden from Port City Brewing Company, holiday music and giveaways from 97.1 WASH-FM, hands-on activities from Alexandria businesses, food and drinks. Be there at 3:30 p.m. to see Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by fire boat at the Alexandria City Marina on their way to the Torpedo Factory Art Center Holiday Festival." As per patch.com, "For spectators to get the best views and avoid crowding, viewing areas will be located along a mile of the waterfront. Viewing options include Founders Park, 351 North Union Street; Alexandria City Marina, 0 Cameron Street; Waterfront Park, 1 King Street and 1A Prince Street; Point Lumley Park, 1 Duke Street; Windmill Hill Park, 501 South Union Street; Shipyard/Harborside Park, 1 Wilkes Street; and Ford's Landing City Park, 99 Franklin Street. To avoid traffic, spectators can arrive earlier in the day. Drivers should avoid the intersection at King and Union Streets."