One of Reston’s most adorable holiday celebrations happens this weekend, and it’s one your kids won’t want to miss. Jingle on Lake Anne takes place on Saturday, December 3, 2016, with activities throughout the day. The main event takes place at noon, when Santa arrives by boat to cheering crowds.
2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Reston Farmers Market and Craft Market
8am-2pm: Lake Anne parking lot and plaza
Shop for produce, meats, baked goods, artwork, and crafts produced by local farmers and artisans.
Reston Art Gallery Holiday Sparkle Exhibit
10am-2pm: Reston Art Gallery
View the newest exhibit, which is a group show called “Holiday Sparkle.” Kids can create their own holiday ornaments with the provided supplies.
Book Signing: Reston A to Z
10am-12pm: Reston Museum
Meet author Watt Hamlett and illustrator Jill Vinson and buy a copy of their fantastic new children’s book. All of the proceeds from books sold at this event will benefit the Reston Historic Trust.
Gifts from the Heart
11am-4pm: Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
Dozens of local artists will present their original work that include ornaments, small and large paintings, notecards, textiles, pottery, sculpture, fused glass and jewelry. Items are available for sale for holiday gifts. Participating artists donate ten percent of their proceeds from sales to the Cornerstones local charities.
Jingle on Lake Anne Family Activities
11am-2pm: Lake Anne Plaza
Kids and their families can enjoy free cookie decorating and holiday crafts. Adults can enjoy a beer garden, mulled wine, and wine tastings.
SANTA ARRIVES BY BOAT
12pm: Lake Anne Plaza
Your kids won’t want to miss the thrilling moment when Santa arrives by boat to greet the crowds. Adults will even want to see this, because it’s sure to make you smile.
Pictures with Santa
12-2pm: Lake Anne Plaza
Bring your own camera for free pictures with Santa.
Christmas Sing-Along and Tree Lighting
4:30pm: Lake Anne Plaza
Restoration Church will lead Lake Anne’s tree lighting and a Christmas sing-along and provide homemade cookies for all the singers.
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Photography by Charlotte Geary