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Happy Thanksgiving! Have lots of family in town and looking for something to keep them busy (or out of your hair)? After you’ve watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, eaten yourself silly, and slept for 14 hours, you should be ready to make it to some of these events to celebrate the official start of the holiday season! In any case, we want to wish you all a beautiful Thanksgiving and please stay safe!

Events

Reston Town Center Holidays are Here! Parade: Friday, November 23, 2012, 11:00am

Reston, VA – FREE, bring the whole crew and enjoy a parade, ice skating, photos with Santa, tree lighting, carriage rides, and much more! http://www.restontowncenter.com/holidays/index.html

Alexandria Holiday Tree Lighting: Friday, November 23, 2012, 7:00-8:30pm

Alexandria, VA – FREE, everyone is invited to kick off the holiday season with musical entertainment, greeting from Santa, and the lighting of the holiday tree!http://www.virginia.org/Listings/EventsAndExhibits/AlexandriaHolidayTreeLighting/

Meadowlark’s winter Walk of Lights: Ongoing through January 6, 2013, 5:00-10:00pm

Vienna, VA – $8-13/person, enjoy an outdoor walking light show with over 500,00 lights set in Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. timed admission tickets are required. http://www.nvrpa.org/park/winter_walk_lights

ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls: NOW OPEN through January 6, 2013

National Harbor, MD – up to $23 for adults, fun for the kids with incredible 20-feet tall ice slides carved from 2 million pounds of ice! the tent is kept at 9° so dress accordingly! http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-national/christmas-on-the-potomac/ice-experience/index.html

National Harbor Tree Lighting & Fireworks: Friday, November 23, 6:00-11:00pm

National Harbor, MD – FREE, gather around the 65 foot Christmas tree and count down as decorative lights illuminate the beautiful tree! finish the evening with a fireworks display! http://nationalharbor.com/event/tree-lighting-and-fireworks/

Weather

Friday, November 23

Times of clouds and sun 59° Lo 36°

Saturday, November 24

Clouds and sun; windy, colder 46° Lo 30°

Sunday, November 25

Partly sunny 46° Lo 28°

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