Reston Town Center launches the festive season with 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. It’s a day full of fun for the whole family, beginning with the Gingerbread Man Mile races for kids at 8:00 a.m. 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. Every year a different theme is selected, and Reston's 50th anniversary will be celebrated in the 2014 Reston Holiday Parade. After the parade, Santa will stay for visits and photos until 4:30 p.m., then he'll return at 6:00 p.m. for the Tree Lighting and community Sing Along in Fountain Square. Horse-drawn carriage rides begin at 6:30 p.m., through 10:30, with all proceeds benefiting local charities. The glittering Ice Skating Pavilion adds to the atmosphere, and it's open every day until March. For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 9/10/2014 9:55 AM