The cold may be here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the weekend! Attend holiday festivals, parades and more!
WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS
Smithsonian Holiday Festival 2016
1000 Jefferson Dr. SW, DC
Time: December 3rd + 4th from 10:00am-5:30pm
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.
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!
Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland
7800-7898 Woodmont Dr., Bethesda
Time: Saturday, 1-4pm
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
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
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!
Scottish Christmas Walk Parade
Old Town Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 11am
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
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
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
A Girl Like Grace
Duration: 93 Minutes
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
Duration: 99 Minutes
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
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
Run The Tide
Duration: 100 Minutes
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