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Kids Euro Festival
October 26-November 6, 2016. The event staged through the cooperation of the 27 Washington-based European Union embassies and more than a dozen major local cultural institutions will include more than 200 free performances around the city.
Museum Shop Around at Strathmore
November 10-13, 2016. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Shop at 16 museum shops under one roof at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, Maryland (301) 581-5100.
November 11, 2016. Honor American veterans at this event and/or attend a wreath-laying ceremony at one of the monuments in Washington, DC. See the schedule of this year’s events.
Manassas Veterans Day Parade
November 12, 2016, 11 a.m. Manassas, Virginia. The community parade includes military and high school bands, pipe and drum corps teams, military units from the various Armed Services, military vehicles, and members from local veteran organizations.
November 12-20, 2016. The annual celebration of photography in Washington, DC, will feature programs including a photo contest and juried exhibition, gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings and more.
Holiday Craft Shows
Throughout the month of November, you will find lots of arts and crafts shows ideal for shopping for unique holiday gifts. Find here a variety of craft shows in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
National Harbor Christmas Tree Lighting
November 13, 2016, 5-7 p.m. Waterfront Plaza, National Harbor, Maryland. The waterfront community will kick off the holiday season by lighting up the sky with fireworks and a 65ft Christmas tree decorated with 20,000 lights. Sip some hot chocolate and enjoy story-telling, an ornament-making workshop and holiday music.
Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade and Illumination
November 19, 2016. Gettysburg, PA. Abraham Lincoln’s famous “Gettysburg Address” and the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery are commemorated with a special ceremony, a parade and an illumination of the cemetery.
ICE! – Christmas at the Gaylord National Resort
November 19, 2016 – January 1, 2017. 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.
Six Flags America – Holiday in the Park
November 19, 2016-January 2, 2017. Upper Marlboro, MD. The amusement park offers a holiday celebration featuring millions of glittering lights, holiday entertainment, seasonal treats, Santa’s Village, and many popular rides.
Turkey Trots in the Washington DC Area
Various Dates. A variety of organizations in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia sponsor walks and runs to raise money for charity.
Christmas at Mount Vernon
November 25, 2016 – January 6, 2017. Learn about the Christmas traditions of George Washington and his family, meet historic characters and tour the Mount Vernon Estate by candlelight.
Presidential Turkey Pardon
Each year, the President pardons a turkey and spares its life in celebration of Thanksgiving. See photos!
Attend the annual Thanksgiving parades in Reston, Virginia and Silver Spring Maryland.
Thanksgiving Weekend in the Washington, DC Area
Thanksgiving weekend kicks off the holiday season and many wonderful activities and events begin in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Here are some ideas of fun things to do during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Black Friday in Washington DC
November 25, 2016. The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year. Many stores open early and offer big sales for the holidays. See the schedule of store openings in the DC area.
City of Alexandria Holiday Tree Lighting
November 25, 2016, 7-9 p.m. Musical entertainment with a visit from Santa Claus in Market Square, 301 King St. (703) 838-4844
Enjoy the Christmas holiday classic ballet at a theater in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Schedules vary, but many theatres begin their performances in late November.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Find dates and times for Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in the Washington, DC area.
Christmas Light Displays
Celebrate the holiday season with a drive or a stroll through one of the Washington, DC area’s spectacle of lights at a local park in DC, Maryland or Virginia.
National Zoo 3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 2008 (202) 633-2614
Dates: Nov. 29, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017. Come see the animals and critters at the National Zoo like you’ve never seen them before. Decked out in more than 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights, the kids will squeal with delight at the beautiful scenery. Zoo Lights features lit animal silhouettes and musical displays throughout the zoo as well as plenty of real-life animals to view and learn about. Visit the Great Ape House, Reptile Discovery Center or Kids Farm for special demonstrations and presentations. The National Zoo also features the National Zoo Choo-Choo, a conservation-focused carousel, two 150-foot snow tubing tracks and a gingerbread house competition. Don’t forget to have your picture taken with Panda Claws, the official Zoo Lights ambassador, or on the holiday sleigh at the Great Meadow.
The Kennedy Center
2700 F St. N.W. Washington, DC 20566 (202) 416-8000 Dates: Nov. 27 through Dec. 1. Kick off the holiday season with a visit to the Kennedy Center where you and your family will enjoy a world-class production of “The Nutcracker.” With larger-than-life scenery, breathtaking costumes and enchanting storytelling, the kids will be swept away by the production of this classic tale. Performed by the Joffrey Ballet, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the Arlington Children’s Chorus, “The Nutcracker” features heroic toy soldiers, sword-fighting mice, a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets and a glittery dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Kennedy Center features a roof terrace restaurant, cafe and gift shop. The performing arts center also provides snacks and drinks during intermission.
Trot for Hunger 5K
13th St. N.W. and Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20004 (202) 797-8806
Date: Nov. 28, 2016. Thanksgiving is the time to sit back and appreciate all of the good things in your and your kids’ lives. It’s also the perfect time to help those who are less fortunate in your community. The 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger 5K is a family-friendly event that helps provide much-needed food, clothes, healthcare and other services for homeless families and single adults, including the elderly and those suffering from mental illness. Children as well as adults can participate in the 5K race. The event also features a kids’ one-mile fun run. Known as the only turkey trot in DC, make this special event a yearly tradition in your family. Registration is required.
National Harbor Tree Lighting And Fireworks
National Harbor, MD 20745 (877) 628-5427 Date: Nov. 29, 2016
Begin the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year at the National Harbor Tree Lighting and Fireworks celebration. The event kicks off with a rousing rendition of holiday classics courtesy of the Orchestra at National Harbor featuring the American Military Spouses Choir followed by the lighting of more than 200,000 lights around the Harbor’s 65-foot Christmas tree. Then, sit back and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show. The National Harbor is a great, family-friendly destination full of plenty of places to go and things to do. Stop by the Gaylord Hotel for a spectacular holiday presentation full of lights, snow and life-size ice sculptures, visit the Peeps store for a variety of free holiday activities for you and the kids or go for a ride with Santa around the Carousel at National Harbor.
Reston Holiday Parade
Reston Town Center 11900 Market St. Reston, VA 20190 (703) 579-6720
Date: Nov. 29, 2016 An annual tradition for more than 20 years, the Reston Holiday Parade is the perfect activity for you and your family this Thanksgiving weekend. Come and see Macy’s parade-style balloons, marching bands, dancers, antique cars and more during this one-of-a-kind celebration. The parade also features two special guests—Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Upon arrival to the parade, each child will receive a free bell to jingle while they catch the show. The Reston Holiday Parade also features the Gingerbread Man Kids Mile Fun Run, photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating, a tree lighting ceremony, sing-a-longs and community performances.
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