Local Interior Design and Art Gallery, 11411-I Sunset Hills Road, Reston, is hosting a benefit for Reston Interfaith Thursday, Dec. 11, 5-9 p.m. Buy gifts and "give back" to
the community. Call 703-963-4771.
Voce Chamber Singers presents Classic Carols, Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m., St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. Advance purchase tickets $18 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for students; tickets at the door are an additional $2. Contact Voce at 703-277-7772, Ext. 3 or e-mail VoceVa@hotmail.com. Voce’s Web site is www.voce.org.
Horse-drawn carriage rides, Saturdays, Dec. 13 and 20, at Reston Town Center, from 12-4 p.m., to benefit local charities.
The duo Somos el Mar (Pat Chen and Bill Davis) will present a benefit holiday concert at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Saturday, Dec. 13, 7:30-9 p.m. All the proceeds go to UNICEF.
A Christmas concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, 4 and 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. The Joint Vocal and Handbell Choirs of Herndon United Methodist, Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Joseph’s Catholic and Trinity Presbyterian Churches will perform. A free will offering will be collected to benefit LINK.
Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, is holding a Sisterhood Chanukah Boutique, Sundays, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Gifts, candies, candles, toys and more will be available. Call 703-860-4515.
The Model Train and Railroad Art Show will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14, 12-4 p.m., at ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. N-scale and HO trains will be running. W&OD museum and W&OD caboose also will be open. Free. Call 703-956-6590.
Santa PAWS. Bring pets for portraits with Santa, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., next to the Skate Shop in Reston Town Center. Proceeds benefit GoodDogz.org to help homeless dogs and support rescue groups. Visit www.gooddogz.org.
The merchants of Worldgate Centre are hosting a free children's holiday workshop event Saturday, Dec. 13, from 2-5 p.m., at Worldgate Centre in Herndon. The event includes photos with Santa, holiday gift making, balloon artists, holiday musical entertainment, strolling magician, temporary tattoos. All activities are free. Parents are welcome to bring their own cameras. Gift-making project supplies are limited.
Breakfast with Santa. Have breakfast with Santa at McCormick and Schmick’s in Reston Town Center, Dec. 13-14, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tickets: $22/adults, $6.95 children, includes breakfast buffet and photo with Santa. Call 703-481-6600 for reservations.
The Sierra Club Holiday Party will be held Monday, Dec. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. at Lake Anne Community Center, 1609 Washington Plaza N., Reston. Enjoy music and a potluck dinner. Free and open to all. Contact Linda Freimark at Linda.Freimark@virginia.sierraclub.org to coordinate food contributions.
Caroling Dinner. The annual VOCE Caroling Dinner will be held at Jasmine Café in Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Call 703-471-9114.
A Holiday Mixer presented by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon. $15/members; $20/non-members; $10/person for member parties of five or more. Reservations can be made at www.dullesregionalchamber.org/events.
Breakfast with Santa. Have breakfast with Santa at McCormick and Schmick’s in Reston Town Center, Dec. 20-21, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tickets: $22/adults, $6.95 children, includes breakfast buffet and photo with Santa. Call 703-481-6600 for reservations.
Christmas Eve Supper. Enjoy a Christmas Eve supper, Dec. 24, with live guitar music at Jasmine Café in Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Call 703-471-9114.
New Year’s Evening Celebration. Enjoy festive French fare, party favors and a champagne toast at Mon Ami Gabi in Reston Town Center, Dec. 31, from 5-10 p.m. Call 703-707-0233 or visit www.monamigabi.com/reston for reservations.
New Year’s Eve Special. Enjoy a New Year’s celebration, Dec. 31, with live music at Jasmine Café at Lake Anne Village Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Call 703-471-9114.