November 1 through 20, Reston Community Center Thanksgiving Food Drive 2023. Information on volunteering, drop-off locations and items needed is at Food Drive.
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Reston's Disco Era, at Reston Community Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza N, Reston. Join Reston Museum as we take a journey through time to the Reston of the 1970s. Utilizing historic archival images from the museum's collection the program explores the dynamic growth of Reston during this decade. Register here.
Saturday, November 18, 8:00 a.m. to noon, Reston Farmers Market, at Lake Anne. Rain or shine every Saturday from now through December 2. More information is at Reston Farmers Market.
Saturday, November 18, 4:00 p.m., Town of Herndon Turkey Trot 5K Race. This cross country 5K scenic run is a pre-Thanksgiving tradition. Long-sleeve athletic shirts to first 350 registered runners. Registration is now open.
Sunday, November 19, noon to 2:00 p.m., The 2nd Annual Lake Anne Brewhouse Chili Cook-off benefiting the RoSigle Foundation. Access the QR code at this link for more details.
Tuesday, November 21, 7:30 p.m., Thanksgiving Interfaith Service, at United Christian Parish, 11508 N Shore Drive, Reston. The Thanksgiving Interfaith service unites people from multiple faith and spiritual backgrounds in the spirit of gratitude. The service is led by faith leaders, political representatives and non-profit leaders from the Northern Virginia community. You will hear songs, meditations, readings, poems and prayers from a variety of faith and spiritual traditions. Attend onsite or online!
Friday, November 24, 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m., Reston Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting, at Reston Town Center. Celebrating its 32nd year, the one-of-a-kind, one-hour, half-mile parade along Market Street welcomes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. Since 1992, rain or shine, the parade has been an annual tradition on the day after Thanksgiving. After the parade, the Clauses will return for the Tree Lighting at 6:00 p.m. on Market Street.