Weekend Happenings: December 1 – 3
Posted on November 29, 2017

It’s the first week of December and the holidays are in full swing! Enjoy ice lounges, light parades, and more!

 

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Winterfest

Wunder Garten
1101 1st St. NE, DC
Time: Friday-Sunday, 12-8pm
Cost: FREE

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.

 

Ice Lounge

CityCenter DC
825 10th St. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 4-8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
Cost: FREE

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.

 

Swedish Christmas Bazaar

Embassy of Sweden
2900 K St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-4:30pm
Cost: FREE

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.

 

MARYLAND EVENTS

Aberdeen’s Christmas Street Celebration

W Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen

Time: Saturday, 7am-5pm

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: FREE

Get into the holiday spirit! View dozens of sail boats, yachts, and more as they wade through the harbor decorated in festive lights.

 

Chocolate Binge Festival

Downtown Annapolis

West St., Annapolis

Time: Sunday, 12-5pm

Cost: $5-$10

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.

 

VIRGINIA EVENTS

 

Merry Old Town Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade

Historic Downtown Manassas

Manassas

Time: Saturday, 10am-12pm

Cost: FREE

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!

 

Soldier’s Christmas

Carlyle House Historic Park

121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 12-4pm

Cost: FREE

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.

 

Washington Symphonic Brass: Home for the Holidays
Wolf Trap

1635 Trap Rd., Vienna

Time: Sunday, 3pm and 7:30pm

Cost: $45

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