Weekend Happenings: December 11-13
Posted on December 10, 2015

 Although winter has arrived, this weekend is looking unseasonably warm! Make sure to get out and take advantage of the weather at some local events…

hot chocolate with knitted scarf in the winter

Washington, DC Events:

santra crawl.pngDC Santa Crawl
Various Bars
Dupont Circle, DC
Time: Saturday, 2-10pm
Cost: $30

Explore Dupont Circle with this holiday themed bar crawl! Celebrate the season with food and drinks specials at bars like Blackfinn, Buffalo Billiards, The Front Page and more. Participants receive a refillable signature Santa Mug!

nationals winter festWashington Nationals Winter Fest
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, DC
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am-4pm
Cost: $30

Meet and greet with your favorite Nationals players as you enjoy a day of exciting new events and experiences just in time for the holidays.  Test your skills with a variety of baseball attractions and games, take a photo with Santa and much more!

brookland celebration lightsBrookland Celebration of Lights
Menkiti Group Plaza
3401 8th Street NE, DC
Time: Sunday, 5-9pm
Cost: $3

Join the Menkiti Group for the 21st annual Celebration of Lights.  Two trolleys will be running all evening to view Brookland’s holiday decorations. Indoor and outdoor activities will be available on the plaza as well!

Maryland Events:

rock the dockRock the Dock Family Holiday Bash
Power Plant
601 E Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 3-6pm
Cost: FREE entry; Activity Pass $7

This family-friendly event features live music, holiday stories, photos with Santa, arts and crafts, food, drinks, giveaways, and more! The Kid’s Activity Pass includes cookie decorating and three crafts (pine cone holiday tree, snowflake, and reindeer food).

orioles fan festOrioles FanFest
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 8am
Cost: $12

Orioles fans won’t want to miss this event! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet current and former Orioles players and coaches, browse booths, attend forums, buy merchandise, get autographs, and more.


Pandora Ice Rink Character Skate
Baltimore’s Pandora Ice Rink
201 E Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 12-2pm
Cost: $9; skate rental $4

Enjoy a live performance by The Next Ice Age followed by skating with The Next Ice Age and various characters!

Holly Jolly Trolley Lights Tour
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore
Time: Friday thru January 3rd 6pm & 8:30pm
Cost: $27.95

Enjoy Baltimore’s holiday lights! The trolley will first go to Harbor East, then it will take a drive up to Hampden to see the 34th Street lights, and on the way back to the Inner Harbor it will pass through Mt. Vernon. The trolley runs Thursday-Sunday.

Virginia Events:

sugarloaf festivalSugarloaf Arts & Crafts Fest
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Center, Chantilly
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: $10

Come to one of the most top rated craft experiences in the county and get in the holiday spirit as you shop the nation’s most talented artisans.  The festival also includes gourmet foods for sampling, live music, children’s entertainment and much more!

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Reston Town Center
Reston Town Center
301 King Street, Reston
Time: Saturday, 4-9pm
Cost: $5 donation

Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride with family and friends as you take in the holiday spirit at Reston Town Center.  Pick up is in front of Talbots and is on a first come first serve basis.

Mason Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall
4373 Mason Ponds Dr., Fairfax
Time: Sunday, 7pm
Cost: $20

The Mason Symphony Orchestra and University Choruses present a concert to celebrate the winter holiday season! The orchestra will offer seasonal works by Tchaikovsky, John Rutter, Felix Mendelssohn, and Mussorgsky.

Concerts & Theatre at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • The Machine performs Pink Floyd, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • Judy Collins with Ari Hest, Birchmere, Friday & Saturday
  • Washington National Opera: Hansel and Gretel, Kennedy Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • ‘Tis the Season with Brian Stokes Mitchell, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday thru Sunday
  • Marvel Universe Live!, Royal Farms Arena, Friday thru Sunday
  • Motown the Musical, National Theatre, Friday thru Sunday
  • The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker, Warner Theatre, Friday thru Sunday
  • Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend”, Eagle Bank Arena, Friday thru Sunday
  • The Legwarmers, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • Andrea Bocelli, Verizon Center, Sunday

Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Baltimore Ravens vs. Seattle Seahawks, M&T Bank Stadium, Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

hear of the seaIn the Heart of the Sea
Duration: 121 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Biography/ Drama/History/Thriller 

Based off the 1820 events, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Duration: 131 Minutes
Genre: Biography/Crime/Thriller

The film follows identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history and their organized crime empire in the East End of London in the 1960s.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan