11900 Market Street
Reston, Virginia 20190

Reston Town Center presents the 20th annual Reston Holiday Parade on Friday, November 26 at 11:00 AM, launching the festive season with Macy’s-style balloons, musical groups, dancers, antique cars, and more, in a one-of-a-kind, one-hour parade along Market Street, welcoming the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. The parade is on rain or shine.

For 2010, the 20th annual Reston Holiday Parade is a celebration of a milestone year at Reston Town Center, commemorating its 20th anniversary with the theme “Defining. Inspiring. 20 Years.”

At least seventy (70) groups, amounting to approximately 500 participants are anticipated for the 2010 Reston Holiday Parade, which attracts a crowd of 10,000 spectators each year. After the parade, special performances by elves Wally and Victor of Those Funny Little People are scheduled throughout the afternoon. Santa and Mrs. Claus will stay for visits and photos until 4:30 p.m.

Holidays are Here! Friday, November 26, the day after Thanksgiving, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., is a full day of events full of holiday cheer and charity at Reston Town Center:

8 AM: Reston Town Center retailers open early

8 AM: Run with Alan Webb: 10th annual races for tots to teens to benefit Neediest Kids. Donation of $5 for participation encouraged. Participants can register at www.neediestkids.org.

11:00 AM: 20th Annual Reston Holiday Parade

12:30 – 4:30 PM: Visits and Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Donations will benefit local charities.

1 PM; 2:30 PM; 4 PM; 5:30 PM: Those Funny Little People (4 performances)
Enjoy entertainment performed by the renowned elves, Wally and Victor.

6:00 PM: Tree Lighting and Sing Along. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in a horse-drawn carriage to magically light up the Christmas tree, followed by traditional holiday songs led by Reston Chorale and brass quintet.

6:30 – 10:00 PM: Horse-drawn Carriage Rides. Proceeds benefit a local charity. Pick-up location is in front of Talbots on Market Street. $5 per person, children 5 and under ride free with adult.

All day: Ice Skating Pavilion. Open every day for public skating until March.

Official Website: http://www.restontowncenter.com/events

Added by Carolevents on November 6, 2010