Reston Town Center Holiday Events 2017

Parade, Tree Lighting, Sing Along and More

Reston Town Center
Courtesy of Reston Town Center

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.​

Friday, November 24, 2017

  • 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
  • Annual Holiday Parade
    11 a.m. Market Street & Freedom Drive. The parade will feature Macy’s-style balloons, marching bands, dancers, antique cars, characters, community groups, dignitaries, Washington Nationals Racing Presidents, as well as the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. At least 60 groups and 500 participants are anticipated for the Reston Holiday Parade.
  • 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 Center

Ice Skating Pavilion
Open every day for public skating until March. Ice Skating Hotline: (703) 709- 6300, and more information at

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 in December 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. Departure point is 11900 Market Street, in front of Talbots.

Community Performances: Throughout December, Reston Town Center will host performances of music and dance by community groups at Fountain Square and on The Promenade.

Reston Town Center is a shopping center with more than 50 retailers, 35 restaurants, and a 13-screen movie theater. It is located at the intersection of Reston Parkway and New Dominion Parkway in Reston, VA

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