Weekend Happenings December 2-4
Posted on November 30, 2016

The cold may be here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the weekend! Attend holiday festivals, parades and more!

Winter window view

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Smithsonian Holiday Festival 2016
National Mall
1000 Jefferson Dr. SW, DC
Time: December 3rd + 4th from 10:00am-5:30pm
Cost: FREE

The Smithsonian is hosting a two day Holiday Festival this weekend on the National Mall. Enjoy truck shows, family friendly activities, free holiday movie screenings and more. There will be something for everyone! Click the link for a complete list of events.

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Heurich House Museum
1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm
Cost: $10 for adults, $2 for kids

Shop locally made goods at the outdoor holiday market and tour the decorated historic home of the Heurich Family.

Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, DC
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: $21.50 for adults, $10 for kids ages 4-12

This convention for is perfect for everyone from aspiring home cooks to the expert entertainer. Cooking demos, book signings and tastings from area DC restaurants are on the agenda for the ultimate food lover’s weekend!

MARYLAND EVENTS

Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland
Veteran’s Park
7800-7898 Woodmont Dr., Bethesda
Time: Saturday, 1-4pm
Cost: FREE

The holiday season has arrived! Celebrate with musical performances, ice sculptures and live ice sculpting, a visit from Santa and more.

29th Annual Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats
Polish Home Club
512 S Broadway St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 6-9pm
Cost: FREE 

See the Baltimore Harbor lit up like never before! Cheer for your favorite boats and join the crew party afterwards. Don’t forget to bring a gift for Toys for Tots.

Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival
Downtown Annapolis
West St., Annapolis
Time: Sunday, 12-5pm
Cost: $5.00 for adults, children are FREE

This new festival is bound to become an Annapolis tradition! Indulge in sweet treats, enjoy a gingerbread house moon bounce, roast marshmallows in the fire pit and more. The night ends with the canopy lighting!

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Scottish Christmas Walk Parade
Old Town Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 11am
Cost: FREE

The festive sounds of bagpipes and drums will fill the streets of Old Town for this 46th annual parade celebrating the region’s Scottish heritage. Other activities include holiday home tours, arts and crafts with Santa, a toy drive, and a Taste of Scotland event (tickets required).

Jingle on Lake Anne
Lake Anne Village Center
1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston
Time: Saturday, 11am
Cost: FREE

Santa arrives on a lake barge to this event full of festive music, wine tastings, merchant specials, cookie and ornament decorating, holiday arts and crafts market, beer garden, and more!

Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-a-Long
Wolf Trap Filene Center
1551 Trap Rd., Vienna
Time: Saturday, 4pm
Cost: FREE

Sing along to all your favorite holiday tunes played by the US Marine Band and other local musical groups. Don’t forget to bring a toy for the Toys for Tots drive.

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Handel’s Messiah, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday – Sunday
  • Straight No Chaser “I’ll Have Another” 20th Anniversary Tour, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Saturday
  • A View from the Bridge, Kennedy Center, Friday – Saturday
  • NSO Pops Diana Ross: All the Best Times, Kennedy Center, Friday – Saturday
  • The Nutcracker, Lyric Opera House, Saturday – Sunday
  • The Mavericks, Strathmore, Friday
  • BSO Handel’s Messiah, Strathmore, Saturday
  • MCYO of Strathmore: Enchanted Visions, Strathmore, Sunday
  • Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker, Warner Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Baltimore Ravens VS. Miami Dolphins, Sunday
  • Washington Redskins VS. Arizona Cardinals, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Tampa Bay Lightning, Saturday
  • Washington Wizards VS. San Antonio Spurs, Friday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

girlgraceA Girl Like Grace
Duration:  93 Minutes
Genre:  Drama
Raised by her single mother, a bullied 17-year old seeks guidance from a new and savvy student at school.
Starring: Ryan Destiny, Meagan Good, Raven Symone, Garcelle Beauvais, Romeo Miller

 

 

 

jackieJackie
Duration:  99 Minutes
Genre:  Documentary
A grieving Jacqueline Kennedy examines her husband’s legacy as the nation mourns his death.
Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Beth Grant

 

 

manMan Down
Genre:  Sci-Fi Disaster/War Drama
Accompanied by his best friend, U.S. Marine, Gabriel Drummer searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son and wife.
Starring: Shia Labeouf, Jai Courtnet, Gary Oldman, Kate Mara, Tory Kittles, Clifton Collins Jr., Dawn Krantz

 

 

runRun The Tide
Duration:  100 Minutes
Genre:  Drama
When their drug abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family, Red kidnaps his younger brother, Oliver and escapes their desert home for the California coast.
Starring: Taylor Lautner, Constance Zimmer, Kenny Johnson, Johanna Braddy, Nico Christou