Where to catch holiday spirit around Reston

Christmas ukuleles at Reston Town CenterThe Reston area, as well as neighboring Herndon, is full of opportunities to enjoy holiday musical performances through the end of December.

With Christmas Day just two weeks away, here are a number of ways to ring in the holiday spirit between now and then. Events include music performances, theatrical shows and even a holiday-themed puppet show at Frying Pan Park:

Sunrise Valley Elementary School Chorus — The students of Sunrise Valley Elementary will put on a mid-week concert at the Reston Town Center pavilion on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. [Reston Town Center]

A Showgirl Christmas — NextStop Theatre Company’s production of “A Showgirl Christmas” will feature over-the-top holiday numbers by showgirls in sparking costumes. The show is scheduled to go on this Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. at the theater, which is located at 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon. Tickets are $25. This show is recommended for adults only. [NextStop Theatre Co.]

Holiday Music by Tim McKee — Singer Tim McKee will perform holiday numbers at Reston Town Center’s promenade this Saturday, Dec. 17, with shows at noon and 1 p.m. McKee will be followed by Catchin’ Toads, a Reston rock trio, at 2:30 p.m. [Reston Town Center]

Happy Vaudeville Holidays — Mr. Vaudeville and friends will put on a spirited holiday singalong at the Reston Community Center’s CentreStage (2310 Colts Neck Rd.) on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for residents or $10 for non-residents. [Reston Community Center]

Holiday Caroling Party — The Closet, a second-hand store that supports local charities, is slated to host a Holiday Caroling Party at the Herndon Moose Lodge (779 Center St., Herndon) this Saturday, Dec. 18, 4-6 p.m. Holiday songs will be sung, and cider and cookies will be enjoyed. Attendees are asked to bring a donation of a nonperishable food to benefit Western Fairfax Christian Ministries Food Bank. [Reston Now]

Nutcracker Fantasy Puppet Show — Puppeteers are scheduled to turn Frying Pan Park into a “Nutcracker Fantasy” land later this month. Performer Bob Brown’s “lively marionettes” will help “put their own twist” on the timeless Christmas story of the Nutcracker during a performance at te park on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5 for county residents, or $7 for non-residents. Advance registration is recommended. [Reston Now]




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