November 2019 Events at Reston Town Center

November 2019 Events at Reston Town Center

Davelle’s 23rd Annual Trade-In Event

Through November 3

Bring in your used clothing and receive up to $1,000 off in replacements. 100% of donated items benefit Goodwill of Greater Washington.

703.904.0011 |

The Art of the Horror, Sci-fi, and Fantasy Films at ArtInsights

Daily through December 1

Come celebrate magic and monster mayhem with original, production, and limited-edition art of the Universal Monsters – Predator, Alien, Harry Potter and Star Wars – by artists working in the film studios.

703.478.0778  |

Maremi Andreozzi Exhibit at Signature

Daily through January 7
Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature | 11850 Freedom Drive

In the Hidden Histories exhibition, see richly detailed paintings inspired by patterns, objects, and biographies from art and art history.

703.471.9242 |

Thanksgiving Food Drive with Reston Community Center

Friday, November 1 – Monday, November 25
Building lobbies

In support of the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for local families and individuals served by Cornerstones, donations of non-perishable food items are being collected in Reston Town Center building lobby boxes.

Fall Bridal Show at Midtown Jewelers

Saturday, November 2 & Sunday, November 3

Meet the designers and see all the newest styles of engagement rings and wedding bands. Appointments highly preferred.

RSVP @ | Instagram: @midtown_jewelers | Facebook: midtownjewelersinc

703.707.9663 | |

Artist-Led Workshop: Cyanotypes with Nate Larson

Saturday, November 2 | 1 – 3 pm
Greater Reston Arts Center

Join in a family-friendly art-making adventure with a special project designed and taught by the artist of Centroid Towns, now on display in the gallery. For ages 6+, children must be accompanied by a participating adult. All materials included. $10 Reston residents/$20 non-residents – register at Sponsored by Reston Community Center.

703.471.9242 |

Facebook Live Storytime with Common Ground Childcare

Monday, November 4 | 7 pm
Scrawl Books

Master story time reader Laura Donnell from Common Ground Childcare shares her talents, impressions and voices during a special bedtime broadcast live on Facebook and archived on YouTube. Join in to hear the stories in the store or tune in online. 


Nate Larson: Centroid Towns

Tuesdays – Saturdays until January 4 | 11 am – 5 pm
Greater Reston Arts Center

See the exhibition by Nate Larson who works with photographic media, artist books, and digital video creating projects widely shown across the US and internationally. Free.

703.471.9242 |

IndieNext Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, November 5 | 7 pm
Scrawl Books

Join in monthly meetings with a focus on the top “must-read” books nominated by independent booksellers across the nation.


Wine Wednesday

Wednesday, November 6 | 6 – 8 pm
Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market

Join Scrawl Books at Balducci’s on the first Wednesday of each month for a glass of wine and a review of great books. Find new reads and recommend your own.

703.966.2111 |

Run RTC with Lululemon

Thursdays through December 26 | 6 am

Break a sweat to kick off the day, no matter what your level or goal. Meet outside of Lululemon. Free.

Eventbrite information:

Best Kept Secrets with Dr. Charles Thomas

Thursday, November 7 | 6 pm
Scrawl Books 

CEO of Clear Cloud, Dr. Charles Thomas discusses his new book, Best Kept Secrets: From Invisible Walk-ons to Life Champions highlighting the power and importance of walk-ons within collegiate athletics. Thomas walked-on to Notre Dame University’s basketball team, and remained on the team for four years. The messages within Best Kept Secrets will resonate with scholarship athletes, sports enthusiasts, parents, and those who are generally interested in personal development and achievement.

703.966.2111 |

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion – Season Begins!

Daily, Friday November 8 until March

Public ice skating and skate rentals every day, including all holidays. Also available are skating lessons, birthday parties, private and corporate parties, plus special events.

More information, rates, and schedules:
703.709.6300 | |

Rock the Rink at the Ice Skating Pavilion

Fridays, November 8 until March 6 | 8 pm – 10 pm

DJ music, games & prizes until 10 pm; skating continues until 11pm.

703.709.6300 | |

Cartoon Skate at the Ice Skating Pavilion

Saturdays, November 9 until March 7 | 11 am – 1 pm

Share the ice with cartoon characters.

703.709.6300 | |

College Night at the Ice Skating Pavilion

Thursdays, November 14 until March 5 | 6 pm – 10 pm

Receive $2 off admission with valid college ID. (Not valid Nov.28, Dec. 26, or Jan. 2.)

703.709.6300 | |

DMV2Go at the Pavilion

Friday, November 15 | 9 am – 4 pm

The wireless office on wheels offers all DMV services: driver’s license and ID card applications and renewals, driving records, vehicle titles, license plates, decals, order disabled plates, and more.

Information on all services available at

Scout & Molly’s Early Black Friday Sale

Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17

Beat the rush and enjoy Black Friday sale prices two weeks early with 25% off.

Insights at GRACE

Saturday, November 16 | 3 – 5 pm
Greater Reston Arts Center

Curators and directors of major art institutions will discuss the work on view in the gallery and reflect on the relationship to Reston and American culture writ large. Free, ages 18+. Sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Meet Me at the Movies – Senior Movie Day at Bow Tie Cinemas

Wednesday, November 20 | 10 am (Doors open at 9:15)      

Reston Association presents The Tomorrow Man. Refreshments and prizes provided prior to movie. Free to 55+.

Information: | 703.435.6577  |

Creative Response at GRACE

Thursday, November 21 | 7 pm
Greater Reston Arts Center

Presenting a creative professional’s response to the current gallery exhibit, Centroid Towns. Free, all ages. Sponsored by Reston Community Center.

703.471.9242 |

INOVA Blood Drive

Tuesday, November 26 | 7 pm
beside Pavilion

Schedule Bloodmobile appointments at 1.866.256.6372 or On-site registration.

Scout & Molly’s Black Friday Blow-out Event

Friday, November 29 | 7 am – 9 pm

Early risers who visit the store before 9 am receive 40% off; from 9 am – 1 pm receive 30% off; from 1 pm – 9 pm receive 25% off. Clearance items excluded.


HOLIDAYS ARE HERE! at Reston Town Center

Friday, November 29 (day after Thanksgiving) | 8 am through 10 pm

29th annual Reston Holiday Parade – one of USA Today’s 10Best! – plus tree lighting, sing-along, horse-drawn carriage rides, and much more all day. Rain or shine. Garage parking is free.


8 am

Shops, restaurants, ice skating open early

Gingerbread Man Mile Races for Kids  |

11 am

Reston Holiday Parade
A festive, one-hour, half-mile procession along Market Street with Macy’s-style balloons, musicians, characters, dancers, community groups, VIPs, and the arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage.

12:30 – 4:30 pm

Visits & Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
In the lobby next to the Skate Shop. Donations for professional photos benefit South Lakes HS Chorus.

Mini-Train Rides on Market Street. All donations benefit Cornerstones.

5 pm

Conservatory Ballet Performance in Fountain Square

6 pm

Tree Lighting & Sing Along in Fountain Square

Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive in a horse-drawn carriage to light the huge Christmas tree, followed by a half-hour of traditional songs led by The Reston Chorale & a brass quintet.

6:30 – 10 pm

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
$5 per person; children 5 and under ride free. All proceeds benefit Volunteer Fairfax.
Embark on Market Street near Clyde’s.

Gingerbread Village Display at Hyatt Regency Reston

Friday, November 29 – Thursday, January 2

See the annual display on view in the hotel lobby.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Saturday, November 30 | 4:30 – 9:30 pm
departures on Market Street near Clyde’s

$5 per person; children 5 and under ride free. All proceeds received by South Lakes PTSA Food Pantry.  Presented by Reston Town Center for the benefit of designated charities each Saturday through December 21.

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