Season of Giving Celebration Set for Nov. 19

For Immediate Release:
Krista Brick, 301-424-4141

Rockville, Maryland (November 3, 2016) – Thousands are expected to attend Rockville Town Square’s celebration of A Season of Giving on Nov. 19 highlighted by a 20-foot interactive holiday tree, live entertainment and the opportunity for the community to give back to those in need.

The event is scheduled from 5:30- 8 p.m. to kick-off the holiday season and launch the Square’s new interactive tree light show- built exclusively for the Square as it marks its 10th holiday celebration.  NBC 4 Washington’s traffic reporter Melissa Mollet will emcee the event. Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton is scheduled to officially “light” the holiday tree.

The public is encouraged to bring a new or gently-worn coat and new and unwrapped toys to benefit the National Center for Children and Families. The nonprofit assists more than 1,750 families each year to create total, healthy living environments for vulnerable children, youth and families, and enhance the quality of life which empowers their ability to thrive and demonstrate responsibility.

Manna Food Center, Montgomery County’s largest food bank, will be accepting canned food donations at the event as well. Anyone who donates these items during the event will earn a ticket for a free turn in the photo booth.

Rockville Town Square merchants will be offering specials and promotions with a portion of proceeds benefitting Manna and NCCF.

Kids are invited to make a craft sponsored by VisArts and the public can write letters to our Troops throughout the evening with the help of Operation Gratitude.


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 96 properties include over 2,800 tenants, in approximately 22 million square feet, and over 1,800 residential units.

Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 49 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

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