Reston Holiday Parade Ranks Fifth in USA Today Contest

The votes are in.

The annual Reston Holiday Parade nabbed fifth-place nationwide in a USA Today holiday parade contest, according to results released today.

Reston’s slot put it ahead of the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Alexandria, Va. and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Last year, the parade in Reston ranked sixth place. In 2016, it came in fourth overall.

Top honors went to America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. The city has been hosting the parade since 1924, according to USA Today. 

The complete rankings are as follows:

  1. America’s Thanksgiving Parade – Detroit
  2. Sparks Hometowne Christmas — Sparks, Nev.
  3. Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade — Gatlinburg, Tenn.
  4. Ford Holiday River Parade — San Antonio
  5. Reston Holiday Parade — Reston, Va.
  6. Scottish Christmas Walk Parade — Alexandria, Va.
  7. Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade — Newport Beach, Calif.
  8. Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade — Baltimore
  9. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — New York
  10. San Diego Bay Parade of Lights — San Diego

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.

Photo via Lesnick Photo

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