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One week to go until Thanksgiving!
A lot of the traditions around Northern Virginia that I absolutely love start now. If you’re looking to make some new ones or change up your plans for visitors, check out one of these tried and true happenings, or add one of the newcomers!
- Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights: Less than a mile walk through fun holiday light displays. Concludes with a concession stand selling s’mores kits, popcorn and hot chocolate.
- Bull Run Festival Of Lights: A drive through 2.5 miles of festive light displays. They’re running an early bird discount for November 11-19.
- Gaylord National Hotel: ICE, Snow Mountain and more.
- Vienna Turkey Trot: Happens this Sunday. Annual Fun Run, 5k and 10k in Vienna held at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. Walking is also welcome along with strollers.
- Wolftrap Holiday Sing-A-Long: Virtual this year.
- Madison High School Tiny Tots Holiday Concert: December 2 and 3.
- Madison High School The Snowman in Concert: December 11 at 10:30 a.m.
- Light Up McLean and Light Up Vienna: Holiday light decorating contest.
- Vienna Church Street Holiday Stroll: The annual tree lighting on Church Street with music, November 29 at 6 p.m.
- Thanksgiving Parade in Reston: Back this year! Friday, November 26 at 11 a.m.
- Merry Mosaic: Holiday Tree Lighting, Menorah Lighting, Santa’s Motorcade — various dates.
- Newcomer: Luminocity Festival at the Reston Zoo. Amazing light display throughout the Zoo running until January 2.
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