Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Reach the office at 703-790-9090.
This week marks the beginning of the true Holiday season: Halloween, Thanksgiving, then bring on December!
There are always so many things going on at this time of year between kids events, friendsgiving, Diwali, field trips and regular every day life, it’s hard to keep up with things! Here are some highlights of great events during the month of November:
Trick or Treating on Thursday — Rainy Day Ideas
In case it’s raining on Thursday and you want a back up plan, Tyson’s Corner Mall has “Malloween” from 3-5 p.m. On the plaza, Fairfax County Police will be handing out candy, American Scream will be providing spooky entertainment, face painters will be available and then you can take your kids trick-or-treating inside the mall to 50+ stores.
Bootique Trick or Treating Spooktacular at Mosaic: Trick or treating in the stores from 5-7 p.m. and then a showing of Monsters Inc on the green at 6:30 p.m.
November 1, 7 p.m. — Haunted Halloween Murder Mystery at Maggiano’s Tysons
Murder mystery night with dinner, bar, and entertainment. Buy tickets online.
November 2, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. — Town of Vienna Fall Clean-Up Day
Help the town staff pick up trash, remove invasive plants and generally clean up designated areas. Call 703-255-6336 or email John King at [email protected] to sign up.
November 8, 5:30 p.m. — Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Garden
A magical walk around the beautifully decorated botanical garden with awesome light displays. Stay at the end for smores, popcorn, hot chocolate and hot cider. Inside they usually have a photo area with props on a sleigh. Buy tickets early.
November 8, 11 a.m. — Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion Opens
Reston Town Center transforms into an ice skating pavilion on November 8. Hours vary, check their Facebook page for more details.
November 17, 8 a.m. — McLean Rotary 5k Turkey Trot
5k Turkey Trot held at Central Park Tysons. Open to anyone who wants to run or walk!
November 18, 5 p.m — Pet Pictures with Santa at Macy’s Court in Tysons Galleria
Every Monday from November 18 to December 16 at 5 p.m., pets can take photos with Santa. Reservations available online!
November 22 — Bull Fun Festival of Lights
2.5 mile illuminated holiday light display (drive-through) with a festival at the end that includes rides, refreshments and photos with Santa Claus.
November 24, 8 a.m. — Vienna Turkey Trot
Annual Fun Run, 5k and 10k in Vienna held at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. Register here. Walking is also welcome along with strollers.
November 24, 2 p.m. — Nutcracker Tea Party in Falls Church
Presented by Adagio Ballet, the Nutcracker Tea Party with Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara at the Marriott Fairview Park in Falls Church. There will be treats, games and activities. Buy tickets online.
Quick Preview of December: