Reston is a great place to enjoy holiday events. Reston Town Center hosts many holiday activities including a holiday parade, visits with Santa, a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and much more. The Reston community kicks off the holiday season with a full day celebration on the day after Thanksgiving.
Here is the schedule of special events at Reston Town Center throughout the holiday season. All events are rain or shine.
See a picture gallery of the holidays at Reston Town Center
Friday, November 29, 2013
- Reston Town Center retailers open at 8 a.m.
Gingerbread Man Mile
8 a.m. Fun-run and races for kids, toddler through high school age, to benefit the charity, Neediest Kids. Free to participate. For more information, visit www.prraces.com
Annual Holiday Parade
11 a.m. Market Street & Freedom Drive. The parade theme for 2013 is "Transportation", in recognition of the new Silver Line arriving in Reston. The parade will feature huge balloons, floats, costumes, and music depicting favorite characters and stories, classic to modern. At least 70 groups and 500 participants are anticipated for the Reston Holiday Parade. Grand Marshal for the 2013 is Joe Ritchey, who was selected for his many levels of long term dedication to the Reston community. This year, a Junior Grand Marshal will also lead the parade, honoring Lauren Spar of Langston Hughes Middle School.
Visit with Santa
12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Photos are $10 each with proceeds benefiting a local non-profit.
Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing Along
6 p.m. Market Street & Fountain Square. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on their horse drawn carriage to magically light up Reston Town Center and the holiday tree, followed by a chorus of traditional holiday music led by Reston Chorale and Brass Quintet. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides 6:30 - 10 pm, Located in front of Talbot's on Market Street. $5 per person (children 12 and under are free). All proceeds benefit Volunteer Fairfax.
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Pick-up location is in front of Talbots on Market Street. $5 per person, children 5 and under ride free with adult. Proceeds benefit Volunteer Fairfax.
December at Reston Town CenterIce Skating Pavilion
Open every day for public skating until March.
Holidays are Here!
Through December, Reston Town Center will host performances of music and dance by community groups at Fountain Square, and strolling on Market Street. Horse drawn carriage rides are scheduled for Saturdays, December 7, 14, and 21, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit local charities. $5 per person, children 5 and under ride free with adult.
Reston Town Center is a shopping center located at the intersection of Reston Parkway and New Dominion Parkway in Reston, Virginia.
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