Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rockville Town Square Announces Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting

From our friends at Rockville Town Square...

Federal Realty Investment Trust invites the community to celebrate the holidays at Rockville Town Square with a ceremonial holiday tree lighting event on December 4. Aaron Gilchrist, NBC4 Morning News anchor, will attend as the guest of honor, and lead guests in the traditional holiday tree lighting countdown. The community is invited to enjoy photos with Santa, live music by Karen Lovejoy, strolling entertainment, two live ice-skating performances, and warm beverages and holiday treats for purchase, provided by Dawson’s Market. Horse & carriage rides will also be available for guests who bring non-perishable goods or a $5 monetary donation for Manna Food Center, a nonprofit fighting hunger in Montgomery County. As part of Rockville Town Square’s Holiday Parking Experience promotion, parking during the event will be free. Event details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Time: 6:30-9:00 PM

Schedule: 6-6:30 PM: Holiday Hits by Karen Lovejoy, Maryland Avenue

6:30 PM: Tree Lighting Ceremony, hosted by NBC 4's Aaron Gilchrist

7:00 PM: Dawn Crafton Dance Connection, Maryland Avenue

7:45 PM: Live ice skating performances by the Next Ice Age Skaters and Rachel & Michael Parsons

8:00 PM: Karen Lovejoy, Maryland Avenue and Rachel & Michael Parsons Autographs & Meet & Greet, near holiday tree

7-9:00 PM:
• Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Bring your own camera!)
• Horse & Carriage Rides with non-perishable food or cash donation
• Holiday treats for sale on the plaza, provided by Dawson's Market
• Strolling entertainment
• Balloon art

Location: Rockville Town Square, 200 East Middle Lane, Rockville, MD 20850

Cost: Free and open to the public

Parking: Free on-site parking, nightly after 6 pm and every weekend from November 26, 2014 to January 5, 2015

More; event is weather permitting, for live updates check Facebook and Twitter

In addition to the December 4th Tree Lighting, there will be a Menorah Lighting on December 17th. More information to be published at