Weekend Happenings November 25-27

The Christmas Spirit is upon us! Celebrate with light ceremonies, holiday shopping and more!

hot chocolate with knitted scarf in the winter

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

ZooLights Opening Night
Smithsonian National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC
Time: November 25-January 1
Cost: FREE

One of the most popular holiday attractions in the DMV is back! ZooLights includes musical performances, tasty treats, holiday shopping and more than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights that transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland!

The 4th Annual Made in DC Holiday Marketplace
DC Brau Brewing Company
3178-B Bladensburg Rd, NE, DC
Time: Saturday, 1pm- 6pm
Cost: FREE

Shop small this Saturday at DC Brau Brewery!  Visitors will get the chance to shop locally-made products from artisans in the DC region.  The tasting room will be open and DC’s favorite food trucks will be on-site serving up delicious treats.  This event is open to all ages.

The 10th Annual Capitol Hill Holiday Tree Lighting
Eastern Market Metro Plaza
225 7th St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 5:30pm
Cost: FREE

Stop by for doughnuts and coffee while you enjoy the Holiday Tree Lighting and local music groups such as Joyous Voices and the Washington Youth Choir singing your favorite holiday carols!

MARYLAND EVENTS

Sykesville Holiday Marketplace
The Shipley Arena
706 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster
Time: Saturday, 9am-3pm
Cost: FREE

Get into the Christmas spirit! Browse through handmade crafts, visit Santa and a Snow Princess or enter for a prize at the raffle table.

Baltimore Museum of Industry Anniversary Party
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 11am-1pm
Cost: FREE

 See how one of Baltimore’s most unique museums came to be! Help them celebrate as you enjoy free admission and see the story of the museum’s growth through pictures and people.

Pet Photos with Santa
Harbor East
President St., Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 12-4pm
Cost: FREE

Join Harbor East and the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) as you get your furry friend to take a picture with Santa- they make for the best Christmas cards! Donations for BARCS will be accepted.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Bull Run Festival of Lights and Holiday Village
Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville
Time: Monday-Thursday, 5:30-9:30pm; Friday-Sunday and Holidays, 5:30pm-10pm
Cost: $15-55

Drive through 2.5 miles of festive light displays and visit the holiday village with rides, refreshments and photos with Santa Claus!

Reston Holiday Parade
Reston Town Center
Time: Friday, 11am
Cost: FREE

Macy’s-style balloons, musicians, dancers, antique cars, characters, community groups, local dignitaries, special guest emcees and much more.

City of Alexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony
Market Square
301 King St. Alexandria

Time: Friday, 6pm
Cost: Free

Kick off the holiday season in Old Town Alexandria with appearances by the mayor and town crier, Santa and holiday entertainers.

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Doc Severinsen and Friends: The Art of the Big Band, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday – Sunday
  • Charles Esten, Birchmere, Saturday – Sunday
  • Cincinnati Ballet: The Nutcracker, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • NSO Pops: E.T. the Extraterrestrial Film with Live Music, Kennedy Center, Friday – Saturday
  • KANSAS Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour, Lyric Opera House, Friday
  • Joe Bonamassa, Lyric Opera House, Saturday
  • Once, National Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Lalah Hathaway & Misiq Soulchild, Warner Theatre, Friday
  • The Brian Setzer 13th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • Baltimore Ravens VS. Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Buffalo Sabres, Friday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

always.pngAlways Shine
Duration:  87 Minutes
Genre:  Suspense/Thriller
Two friends, both actresses living in Los Angeles, go on a weekend trip to reconnect.
Starring: MacKenzie Davis, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Lawrence Michael Levine, Alexander Koch, Jane Adams

 

 

 

 

lionLion
Duration:  121 Minutes
Genre:  Drama
Adapted from the non-fiction book, A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, LION is bout an Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple.
Starring: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Sunny Pawar

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