Friday, November 20, 2015

Rockville Town Square Hosts Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting, December 3rd

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 Thursday, December 3rd starting at 6:30 PM. Nikki Burdine, WUSA9’s 9 and Shine morning show reporter, will host this year’s event and lead guests, including guest of honor Mayor Bridget Newton, in the traditional holiday tree lighting countdown. The community is invited to enjoy photos with Santa, live holiday performances, 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 five dollar monetary donation for Manna Food Center, a nonprofit fighting hunger in Montgomery County. Event details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Schedule: 5:30 - 6:30 PM - Live Holiday Music
6:30 PM - Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Arrival, hosted by WUSA9’s Nikki Burdine
7:00 PM - Dawn Crafton Dance Studio Performance, Main Stage near Thai Pavilion
7:45 PM - The Next Ice Age Ice Dancing Performances, Ice Rink
8:00 PM - Theaterpalooza Performance, Main Stage Near Thai Pavilion

7:00 - 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 E Middle Lane, Rockville, MD 20850

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

In addition to the December 3rd Tree Lighting, there will be a Menorah Lighting on December 6th at 5:30 PM. More information to be published at

About Rockville Town Square:
Rockville Town Square consists of 180,000 square feet of street-level restaurants and shops, 644 condominiums and apartments, a 7,200 square foot outdoor ice-skating rink (open seasonally), 2,000 parking spaces, Montgomery County’s flagship 100,000 square-foot library and a dynamic community square. Adjacent to the library is VisArts: the Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts at Rockville, a 40,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art visual arts center offering classes and workshops, exhibitions for adults and children, special events, and event space. For more information, please visit or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About Federal Realty:
Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, our mission is to deliver long term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Our expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities. Federal Realty’s 90 properties include over 2,600 tenants, in approximately 21 million square feet of retail space, and 1,500 residential units.

Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 48 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visit