Reston Parade Ranks High in USA Today Contest, Beating Out Macy’s

by Jennifer van der Kleut December 9, 2016 at 1:45 pm 11 Comments

The annual Reston Holiday Parade came in fourth nationwide, thanks to people who voted for the country’s top 10 holiday processions in a USA Today contest.

Reston’s fourth-place slot put it one spot ahead of the nationally-televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, according to the contest results that were announced this afternoon.

Top honors went to the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade in Annapolis, followed by the Twinkle Light Parade in Albuquerque and the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade in Houston, respectively.

USA Today said a panel of experts whittled down a long list of nationwide events to come up with the initial top 20, which were put up to readers’ votes to determine the top 10 holiday parades in the country. Voting took place over the past month and closed on Thursday.

Rounding out the winning top 10 were events in Calistoga, Calif.; Chicago, Fort Lauderdale; Portland, Ore.; and Disney World in Orlando.

Photos via Reston Town Center

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