Weekend Happenings December 16-18
Posted on December 14, 2016

Christmas is right around the corner! Spend this weekend enjoying holiday activities like pictures with Santa, festivals and carols!

hot chocolate with knitted scarf in the winter


A Family Christmas at the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
2700 F St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 1pm-2pm
Cost: $20.00 and up

Celebrate the season and enjoy classic holiday songs.  You’ll be singing along with the whole family!

Shine a Light: A Solstice Circus
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1133 H St. NE, DC
Time: Saturday & Sunday, various times
Cost: $15-$25

This holiday show will delight the whole family!  Join acrobats, aerialists and other dazzling performances to help get you in the holiday spirit.

BarkHappy DC, Ugly Sweater Pawty
Town Hall
2340 Wisconsin Ave, NW DC
Time: Saturday, 1pm-3pm
Cost: $10

Join BarkHappy D.C. for an Ugly Sweater Party to benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance. Dogs and their owners can enjoy holiday photos, giveaways, a paw print card making station and more!


Arts by the Bay: Holiday Ornament Making
Arts by the Bay Gallery
307 St. John St., Havre De Grace
Time: Saturday, 10am-12pm
Cost: $25 

Create the newest decoration for your tree! Led by a local artist, create a festive ornament to add to your collection.

Bowl with Santa at Lord Calvert Bowl
Lord Calvert Bowl
2275 Solomons Island Rd., Huntingtown
Time: Saturday, starts at 3pm
Cost: $14.50

This family fun event includes bowling, snacks, crafts, games, pictures with Santa and more!

3rd Annual Santa Chase
Martinak State Park
137 Deep Shore Rd., Denton
Time: Saturday, Check-In 6pm, Race Begins 7:30pm
Cost: varies

Catch him if you can! Enjoy this two-mile fun run as you chase Santa to the finish line. Prizes will be awarded and pets (reindeer antlers preferred!) are welcome!


Winter Tree Festival
Ticonderoga Farm
26469 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly
Time: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE admission, $9.95 for play area

Pick out your perfect Christmas tree and enjoy the Farm Fun area with giant slides, bonfires, hot chocolate, animals and hayrides.

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa
Top Golf Alexandria
6625 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria

Time: Saturday, 9-11am
Cost: FREE

Enjoy an afternoon at Top Golf and bring the kids to get their picture taken with Santa, enjoy complimentary treats and cocoa, and make some holiday-themed crafts.

Filene Center Backstage Tours
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
1551 Trap Rd., Vienna
Time: Sunday, 2pm
Cost: FREE

Go behind the scenes of a world-class stage and learn how this venue puts on hundreds of shows per season.

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, Royal Farms Arena, Sunday
  • Movie and Music: It’s a Wonderful Life, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday
  • Carbon Leaf with Sarah Darling, Birchmere, Friday
  • Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday – Saturday
  • NSO Handel’s Messiah, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, National Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Sesame Street Live Elmo Makes Music, Eagle Bank Arena, Friday – Sunday
  • The Head and the Heart: The RNR Holiday Hoo-Ha, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • KIX-Mmas, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Strathmore, Friday
  • National Philharmonic: Handel’s Messiah, Strathmore, Saturday – Sunday
  • Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker, Warner Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Baltimore Ravens VS. Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Carolina Hurricanes, Friday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Montreal Canadiens, Saturday
  • Washington Wizards VS. Detroit Pistons, Friday
  • Washington Wizards VS. Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday


kindA Kind Of Murder
Duration:  98 Minutes
Genre:  Suspense/Thriller
An unhappily married man begins to imagine what it would be like to murder his wife.
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Haley Bennett, Vincent Karheiser, Eddie Marsan, Patricia Highsmith



collerateral.pngCollateral Beauty
Duration:  97 Minutes
Genre:  Drama
When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death.
Starring: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Pena, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley, Jacob Latimore, Ann Dowd


lala.pngLa La Land
Duration:  127 Minutes
Genre:  Comedy/Drama
A jazz pianist and an aspiring actress fall in love but face difficulties as they become successful.
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie Dewitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez



rogue.pngRogue One: A Star Wars Story
Duration:  133 Minutes
Genre:  Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Resistance fighters embark on a daring mission to steal the Empire’s plans for Death Star.
Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk