Weekend Happenings in the DMV – December 20-22

What are your plans for the last weekend before Christmas? After hitting the mall and wrapping presents, check out all of the fun holiday events going on in the DMV!WeekendHappenings

Washington, DC Events 

Downtown DC Holiday Market
Sidewalk in front of National Portrait Gallery
Time: Now – December 23rd
Enjoy a unique seasonal shopping marketplace of downtown Washington DC including gift items by more than 180 exhibitors.

Zoo Lights
National Zoo
zoo lights3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Time: Now – January 1st, 5pm-9pm
Zoolights is the foremost holiday tradition in the DC Metro Area: a free holiday event that attracts over 100,000 people each year. Amidst the holiday lights, attractions, and cups of warm apple cider you’ll find endless opportunities to begin new holiday traditions.

Virginia Events

christmas at mt vernonChristmas at Mount Vernon
Time: Now – January 6th, 9am-4pm
Price: $15 adults, $7 children
Learn about the Christmas traditions of George Washington and his family, meet historic characters and tour the Mount Vernon Estate by candlelight.

Holiday Market at Del Ray Artisans
2704 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria VA
Time: Friday, 6pm-9pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm & Sunday, 12pm-4pm
Market offers unique handmade fine arts and crafts from 20 exhibitors including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass, beautiful poinsettias from West Landscapes LLC, and delicious Bake Sale items to benefit the local community.

bull run fest of lightsBull Run Festival of Lights
Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA
Time: Through Sunday, 5:30pm-10pm
Price: $20 per car
Santa’s Enchanted Lights, with over 40,000 animated lights set to music! This great feature is merely a fraction of what you’ll find at this season’s Festival of Lights!

Maryland Events

christmas on the potomacICE! – Christmas on the Potomac
Gaylord National Resort
201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD
Time: Now-January 15th
Price: Adults $27, Children $19
The award-winning holiday attraction is a winter wonderland created entirely of 5,000 blocks of ice weighing 1.5 million pounds! Hand-sculpted by 40 international artisans and kept at a chilling nine degrees Fahrenheit. This is an interactive holiday attraction you won’t want to miss! This year will feature ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

glen echo holiday artGlen Echo Park Holiday Art Show & Sale
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo MD
Time: Now – January 5th, Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-6pm
The exhibition will feature works by resident artists and will include glass, ceramics, photography, painting, and more.

Lights on the Bay
Sandy Point State Park
1100 E College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD
Time: Now – January 1st, 5pm-10pm
Price: $14 per car
The Lights on the Bay display is a scenic drive along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with more than 60 spectacular animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway.

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

  • Motown and more: A holiday celebration, Best Western Baltimore, Friday at 6:30pm
  • Carbon Leaf, Birchmere, Friday at 7:30pm
  • Holiday Follies, Signature Theatre, Through Sunday

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

  • Maryland Mens Basketball vs Boston, Comcast Center, Saturday at 1pm
  • Washington Capitals vs New Jersey, Verizon Center, Saturday at 7pm
  • Washington Redskins vs Dallas, Fed Ex Field, Sunday at 1pm
  • Baltimore Ravens vs New England, M&T Bank Stadium, Sunday at 4:25pm

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

  • Miracle on 34th Street, Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Through Sunday
  • The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker, Warner Theatre, Through Sunday
  • A Christmas Carol, Ford’s Theatre, Through Sunday
  • A John Waters Christmas, Baltimore Soundstage, Friday at 7pm
  • The Nutcracker, Modell Performing Arts Center, Through Sunday
  • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Hippodrome, Through Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

amhustAmerican Hustle (Crime | Drama – 138 Minutes)
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey power brokers and mafia.
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.


Saving Mr. Banks
(Biography | Comedy | Drama | Family – 125 minutes)
Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins.
Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley and Colin Farrell.

anchorman2Anchorman 2 (Comedy – 119 Minutes)
With the 70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell


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