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Annual Reston Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Reston Town Center launches the festive season at the annual Reston Holiday Parade at 11:00 a.m. with Macy’s-style balloons, musicians, dancers, antique cars, characters, community groups, dignitaries, special guest emcees, and much more. The one-of-a-kind, one-hour, half-mile parade along Market Street also welcomes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. Since 1991, rain or shine, the parade has been an annual tradition on the day after Thanksgiving. Before the parade begins, thousands of jingle bells will be handed out to spectators along the route.

After the parade, enjoy visits and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus Mini-Train rides until 4:30 pm and street entertainment. The Clauses will return for the Fountain Square Tree Lighting and Sing Along at 6 pm. Afterwards, on Market Street, horse-drawn carriage rides continue from 6:30 until 10 pm. Proceeds for the photos and rides benefit local charities. The acclaimed Ice Skating Pavilion is open all day and every day from November until March.

Friday, November 23, 2018– Schedule:

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Reston Holiday Parade – 28th Annual – Winter Wonderland

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Santa & Mrs. Claus, visits and photos; Mini-Train Rides

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Tree Lighting & Sing Along

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Horse-drawn Carriage Rides


Since 2006, volunteers have distributed thousands of jingle bells to children attending the Reston Holiday Parade. Before the parade begins, children can receive bells along Market Street and in Fountain Square, or find them by Mercury Fountain and the Pavilion after the event kicks off.

Tiffany Frederick is a licensed Virginia Real Estate Agent of Long and Foster Reston, VA Email: Tiffany@LNF.com · Cell: (440) 785-6880 2100 Reston Pkwy Suite 102 · Reston, VA 20191

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