Fairfax County Weekender — Nov. 23-25, 2018

Nov. 23: Black Friday Parade

Reston Holiday Parade: Come for a full day of community, charity and cheer including visits and photos with Santa, tree lighting, a sing-along and horse-drawn carriage rides. Parade starts at 11 a.m. at Reston Town Center. Free. For information, call Reston Community Center, 703-476-4500.

Also on Friday:

Tanka Tales: Through life-size puppets, children learn the importance of respecting ourselves, each other and the environment. Tanka Tales places an emphasis on appreciating Native American culture and art. From 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park. Ages 2 and up. $5 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-9101.

Astronomy Campfire: Enjoy a campfire and learn what ancient cultures saw in the stars. Make s’mores over the embers after hearing tales of the constellations. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 4 and up. $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.


Nov. 24: Santa’s Sleigh

A Visit with Santa: Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa in front of a real, open-hearth fire. Make a festive ornament to deck your own halls and see a holiday puppet show. Take a brisk tractor-pulled wagon ride, weather permitting. From noon to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Santa and wagon ride time slots will be based on arrival time. Ages 2 and up. $7 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Also on Saturday:

Martha’s Family Movie Matinee: Join us each month for a fun new family flick. This month’s title is “Incredibles 2” (PG). From 2 to 4 p.m. at Martha Washington Library. All ages. Free (snacks provided). For more information, call 703-768-6700.

Hot Cocoa Wetland Night Hike: Sip hot cocoa and join a naturalist for a special wetland tour after dark to celebrate World Wetlands Day. We look for signs and listen for sounds of beavers, owls, deer and other nocturnal winter animals. From 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. $9 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. This program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.


Nov. 25: Good ole Gospel

Holiday Gospel Extravaganza with the Legendary Ingramettes: Known as the First Family of Gospel Music in Richmond, Va., their commanding performances demonstrate an extraordinary depth of talent in American gospel music A joyous afternoon of music and traditional artistry. 3 p.m. at Reston Community Center. $15 (Reston)/ $20 (Non-Reston). Purchase tickets. For more information, call 703-476-4500.

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