In Reston, the Christmas tree is up and the Pavilion ice rink in place for the winter.
The Christmas lights will be switched on after the Thanksgiving Parade on Friday.
In the Bargain Loft, the last two days have been full of frenzied activity as 20-30 volunteers moved in, unpacked and displayed the contents of literally hundreds of plastic dump bins of Christmas items, stored throughout the year..
By the end of the today everything was priced and in position and looking pretty good..
Tomorrow at 10am the doors open..