It’s the first week of December and the holidays are in full swing! Enjoy ice lounges, light parades, and more!
WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS
1101 1st St. NE, DC
Time: Friday-Sunday, 12-8pm
Shop local merchants and crafters, pop-up cafes, holiday tree lot, and more at NoMa’s holiday marketplace launch, open weekends through 12/17. Warm up around the fire pit and indulge in your favorite cold-weather treats amid the twinkling winter wonderlights.
825 10th St. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 4-8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
Fulfill your subzero dreams for the weekend! Step into a one-of-a-kind life-sized igloo with a plush interior, located in the Park at City Center right next to the holiday tree.
Embassy of Sweden
2900 K St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-4:30pm
Shop unique and international this holiday! Scandinavian-inspired gifts and décor, delicious Nordic cuisine, and culminating with the Lucia procession, a traditional Swedish holiday parade featuring white gowns, stars, and candles. You won’t want to miss this beautifully illuminated cultural experience.
W Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen
Time: Saturday, 7am-5pm
Spread and receive some Christmas cheer! All day long this festival will be celebrating the holiday season with events like Breakfast with Santa, Nativity displays, and tree lightings.
30th Annual Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats
Inner Harbor and Fells Point
Time: Saturday, starts at 6pm
Get into the holiday spirit! View dozens of sail boats, yachts, and more as they wade through the harbor decorated in festive lights.
West St., Annapolis
Time: Sunday, 12-5pm
Chocolate lovers unite! Taste varieties of sweet chocolates including martinis, fudge, and brownies. There will also be live entertainment, moon bounces, Santa Claus, and holiday shopping.
Historic Downtown Manassas
Time: Saturday, 10am-12pm
Join in on the fun with The Greater Manassas 71st annual Christmas Parade. With over 100 units-marching bands, floats, high-flying balloons and more, the Manassas Christmas Parade has become one of the largest in the Northern Virginia area. This wonderful tradition is filled with joy & cheer!
Carlyle House Historic Park
121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 12-4pm
The first Saturday in December will be celebrated in Alexandria with their annual holiday Soldier’s Christmas. Enjoy a colonial Christmas as lived during the American Revolution. Re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment, live music, demonstrations and more will be available for your entertainment.
1635 Trap Rd., Vienna
Time: Sunday, 3pm and 7:30pm
This holiday season, choose festive music by The Washington Symphonic Brass. These professional musicians have played with some of the nation’s finest orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy the masterpiece by these musicians.
CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- The Lion King, Hippodrome, Saturday
- Priests, 9:30 Club, Friday
- Dark Star Orchestra, The Anthem, Saturday
- Descendants, Ram’s Head Live, Friday
- Eileen Ivers, Wolf Trap, Friday
- Annmarie Garden in Lights, Baltimore MD, Saturday – Sunday
- Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade, Baltimore MD, Sunday
- Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, Historic Potomac Waterfront, Saturday
- Wizards VS Pistons