It was a weekend full of holiday celebrations at Lake Anne Plaza as Santa arrived by boat on Saturday and Chabad of Reston-Herndon hosted its annual outdoor menorah lighting on Sunday.
In true Reston fashion, Santa arrived by pontoon boat at Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday, greeted by warm sunshine and a cheering crowd. His visit was part of Jingle on Lake Anne, an annual Christmas celebration that included activities for the whole family. Craft markets, a petting zoo, cookie decorating, and, of course visits with Santa.
Sunday was the first full day of Hanukkah. To commemorate the occasion, Chabad led a menorah lighting on the plaza on Sunday evening.
A large crowd watched the lighting of an ice menorah, and then sang Hanukkah songs by the lake front. After the menorah lighting ceremony, latkes and doughnuts were served in the Reston Community Center Lake Anne.