Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Friday, November 26, 11 AM

Reston Town Center launches the season with the annual Reston Holiday Parade celebrating its 30th year! 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. Rain or shine, the parade has been an annual tradition on the day after Thanksgiving After the parade, enjoy Mini-Train rides until 4:30PM. The Clauses will return for the Fountain Square Tree Lighting at 6PM. Afterward, on Market Street, horse-drawn carriage rides continue from 6PM-10PM. Proceeds for the carriage rides benefit local charities. And don’t forget… the acclaimed Ice Skating Pavilion is open throughout the holidays.

Presented in Partnership with Reston Town Center Association and Reston Community Center

Nominated for the USA Today 10Best 2021 Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Holiday Parade.  Vote HERE

Due to an abundance of caution for the safety of our parade visitors, participants and volunteers, Holiday Parade Bells will not be distributed this year. We hope to continue this popular tradition in the coming years when social distancing is not an issue. Thank you for understanding.

REMINDER: Parking is Free in All  Garages on Friday, November 26th