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Photo Gallery: Reston in 2016

The year 2016 has earned itself a bad reputation, but let’s not forget all the great moments it brought us. Here are some of our favorite photos of Reston during 2016. Photography is by Charlotte Geary, and you can find more of her photos [email protected] @charlottegearyphotography.                        …

December 30, 2016

New Year’s Eve 2016-2017 Events in the Reston Area of Northern Virginia

If you are looking for ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve, we have lots of ideas for you. Here are events for December 31, 2016 in Reston, Herndon, Great Falls, Falls Church, and other parts of Northern Virginia. PARTIES AND COMMUNITY EVENTS First Night Alexandria Various locations around Old Town Alexandria This popular family-friendly all-day…

December 27, 2016

Hanukkah 2016 Events in the Reston Area

Hanukkah takes place this year from Saturday, December 24 through Sunday, January 1, 2017, and this area offers a variety of ways to celebrate. Here’s what’s happening in Reston and nearby parts of Northern Virginia and DC. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2016 Chanukah on Ice 4:30-6pm: Reston Town Center Ice Rink, Reston Ice skate to lively Chanukah music and enjoy…

December 22, 2016

The Reston Holiday Gingerbread Village and How It Gives Back to the Community

As you stroll through Reston Town Center this holiday season, don’t miss the spectacular gingerbread village inside the Hyatt hotel lobby. This confectionary masterpiece delights local families every year, with several buildings created out of real gingerbread, candy, and frosting, and a train moving throughout the village. You can learn more about the process of creating this village…

December 20, 2016

Photo Gallery: Ice Storm at Lake Anne

After a few hours of freezing rain, the Reston area was covered in a slippery coating of ice today. Here are some photos that I took at Lake Anne this afternoon as the ice melted. Photography by Charlotte Geary Related articles: Photo Gallery: The Blizzard of 2016 Buries Reston Photo Gallery: Reston in the Snow…

December 17, 2016

Reston A to Z: An Adorable and Clever New Book for the Youngest Restonians

There’s a new children’s book called Reston A to Z, and local preschoolers and early readers are going to love it. My own kids adore this book about their town. There are a lot of reasons Reston A to Z appeals to young children, including a charming squirrel narrator and entertaining rhymes. But what makes this book particularly special is…

December 16, 2016

Photo Gallery: A Christmas Tree Farmer

This article is a guest post by local photographer Samantha Marshall. Reston has been a host to this wonderful Christmas tree lot for eight years.  The owner and operator, Travis of Hopkins Farms, was nice enough to let me wander and just take in all the nostalgia these beautiful Douglas firs bring. From the trees (including…

December 15, 2016

Myths and Monsters of Reston, Virginia: A hilarious book about creatures that might live here but probably don’t

Recently I chatted over Lake Anne Brew House brews with Eric MacDicken and Kristina Alcorn about their hilarious new book, Myths & Monsters of Reston, Virginia. These two kept me laughing so hard that I didn’t notice two hours going by. As I reluctantly packed up at the end of a fun evening, I realized that I still had…

December 1, 2016

The 2016 Guide to Holiday Events in Reston, Northern Virginia, and DC

The holidays have arrived! Here are some of the greatest celebrations of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah in Reston and the surrounding areas of Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 Herndon Turkey Trot 4pm: Herndon Centennial Golf Course, Herndon This 5K race winds around the beautiful Herndon Centennial Golf Course and on the W&OD…

November 20, 2016

The Chinese Lantern Festival might be the most beautiful holiday lights show you’ve ever seen

From what I’d heard about it, I expected that this show would be interesting, but I had no idea that the Chinese Lantern Festival was going to be the most amazing holiday lights display in the area. This new event is currently taking place at Roer’s Zoofari in Vienna, and it’s one that I highly recommend. I loved it….

November 19, 2016

Reston Area Events for November 2016

Ready or not, here come the winter holidays! Highlights this month include the Reston Holiday Parade, Thanksgiving turkey trots and volunteer opportunities, and the return of ice skating to Reston Town Center. Here’s what’s happening in and around Reston during November, 2016. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016 Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins Reston Community Centers, Reston Patrons,…

November 1, 2016

Photo Gallery: Halloween 2016 Celebrations Around Reston

On Saturday, Oct 29, 2016, some of Reston’s cutest came out to Reston Town Center and Lake Anne Plaza in their Halloween finest. Both communities hosted trick-or-treating for kids and costume contests for pets, as well as music and outdoor fun on a perfectly beautiful fall afternoon. Here are some scenes from Reston Town Center’s…

October 30, 2016