Another chance… CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE 2014 AT THE LYRIC {FLASH GIVEAWAY}

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CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE

 at The Lyric

December 26 – 28, 2014

Now in its 5th year of touring multiple simultaneous productions,CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is  “stuffed with so much holiday cheer and audacious acts, Scrooge would exit with a big ol’ smile on his face,” proclaims the Erie Times News about this “Broadway-worthy spectacle.”

Cirque Dreams lights up the 2014 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza… Cirque Dreams Holidaze…a new cirque show…Broadway musical… and family Christmas spectacular all in one! Hailed by The New York Daily News as a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload & so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil.” Don’t miss the international sensation that “Dazzled…at The Kennedy Center” according to the Washington Post.

Be amazed by this holiday spectacle with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe. Many of these acts have been featured on America’s Got Talent and similar TV shows in other countries making Cirque Dreams Holidaze the greatest holiday variety show on the planet!

Witness snowmen, penguins, angels, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, ornaments and of course Santa; with soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats, elaborate production numbers, imaginative costumes, illusions and more. The show also celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, original music and seasonal favorites all performed in a winter wonderland of amazement. See it in Baltimore at The Lyric before opening in NY in 2015!

Broadway World calls Cirque Dreams Holidaze “The Perfect Holiday Gift…chock full of stupefying stunts that Cirque Dreams’s competitors aren’t even attempting. This is a show that everyone will enjoy, children and adults alike. It’s colorful, festive, imaginative, inventive, and thoroughly entertaining. While they may not be as well-known as Cirque du Soleil or Ringling Bros, Cirque Dreams is certainly just as strong, and Holidaze rivals The Rockettes’ Radio City Christmas Spectacular in terms of production quality and entertainment value.

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE 

The Model Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, Baltimore

140 W. Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore MD 21201 [P] 410-900-1150

Show Times:

Friday, December 26, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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***GIVEAWAY***

DC Thrifty Mom appreciates the opportunity to offer my “Thrifty Friends” fun and exciting holiday  experiences.   I am excited to promote CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE and offer another lucky DC Thrifty Mom follower two (2) tickets to the performance on Saturday, December 27th at 7:30 pm. This giveaway is non-transferable and you must be at least 18 years old to enter. Good Luck!

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Cirque Dreams

Cirque Dreams are the creators of international performance, touring and Broadway sensations Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Cirque Dreams Rocks, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Cirque Dreams Splashtastic, Cirque Dreams Revealed, Cirque Ingenieux and the first show of its kind at sea…Cirque Dreams & Dinner on board the Norwegian Cruise Line’s EPIC & BREAKAWAY. Over 50 million fans have attended a Cirque Dreams show throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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Disclosure:   DC Thrifty Mom received tickets as compensation for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

FREE (& Cheap) THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN THE DC AREA: DECEMBER 20 & 21, 2014

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Happy Holidays

DC Thrifty Mom’s

FREE & CHEAP THINGS TO DO

 THIS WEEKEND 

in the Washington DC Area:

December 20 & 21, 2014

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

***Visit our Calendar for more FREE & Cheap happenings.***

Arts on the Horizon: Snow Day
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 10:00 am, 11:30 am & 3:30 pm & Sunday, December 21 ∙ 3:30 am ∙ $8
Created and Directed by Rex Daugherty
One cold December morning, a young girl named Skip wakes up to find her entire neighborhood covered in a thick, dazzling blanket of white snow. A playful (if not a little mischievous) winter elf shows him all of the fun one can have on a snow day. Join Skip and her magical new friend as they experience all the excitement, joy, and wonder of her very first snow day! This nonverbal world premiere production features live music and lots of wintertime fun, just in time for the holiday season. Best for ages 2 – 6. Program continues through Monday, December 22.

Tiny Tots – Nutcracker Fantasy
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $5
Some non-traditional arrangements from the Nutcracker Suite transport you to the Kingdoms of Snow, Sweets, Flowers, and Faraway Places! Designed just for our youngest theater patrons (ages 0-4 years old), “Tiny Tots @ 10:00″ offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parents and caregivers: *Shorter shows (about 30 minutes) *No dark room *No loud noises *The theater doors stay open. Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Program continues through Tuesday, December 30.

Holiday Sing Along
The Plaza at CityCenter
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
Holiday sing-a-long for all ages to enjoy. A children’s performer will lead sing-a-long of children’s holiday classics. There will be children’s tables and chairs set up with festive coloring pages, stamps and stickers for kids to enjoy before and after the performance. Don’t miss the 18th Street Singers at 6:30 pm

Community Arts Series: Let’s Make Holiday Arts & Crafts!
Anacostia Community Museum
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 10:30 am ∙ FREE!
Artists Camilla Younger, Rain Young, and Alma Robinson lead families in a holiday arts-and crafts making extravaganza. Make tree ornaments and other holiday-inspired objects to give as personal gifts. All art materials will be provided. Vintage Social Dancers and Dance Historians, Briant and Karin Bohleke will perform a Civil War dance performance and engage the audience in a participatory demonstration as part of the program.

Kids’ Fête de Noël
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE – Wyoming Ave, NW
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 10:30 am ∙ $10. $8 AFDC Members
Celebrate the winter holidays with AFDC! Join us for a holiday storytime and activity hour for kids and families!
Families will be invited to decorate winter houses sweetened for the holidays – using candies, cookies, and more!

Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol
Adventure Theatre MTC
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm & December 21 ∙ 11:00 am & 2:00 pm  ∙ $19 [Discount Available]
Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won’t give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge’s mind – perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the meanest man in town? This exciting world premiere story of a father and son is adapted by Broadway’s Tony-winning Ken Ludwig (Twas the Night Before Christmas) and his very own son, Jack. Get ready for the wildest ride you’ve ever had at Christmas!
Based on “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig
Directed by Jerry Whiddon
Starring Chris Dinolfo
Recommended for Ages 4 and up - Program continues through Thursday, January 1, 2015.

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The Nutcracker
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
 Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21 ∙ 11:30 am & 1:00 pm ∙ $10 [Discount Available]
The Nutcracker is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production. Running Time: 50 Minutes Ages: K – Adult. Program continues through Tuesday, December 30.

Children’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 1:00 pm ∙ $9-$13
LIVE onstage! When Scrooge, the owner of a hotel, decides that his employees can’t have the day off to enjoy Christmas with their families, Santa (in disguise), decides it is time for a change. Santa sends The Spirit of Christmas to visit Scrooge and show him his past, present and future. Will Scrooge’s heart change? Repeats Saturday, December 27.

Explore the Past!: Contain Your Excitement
DAR Museum
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 1:00 pm ∙ FREE!
FREE FAMILY PROGRAM: How did people carry things before shopping bags and cardboard boxes? In early America people kept their special belongings in many types of containers. Discover some of those early containers, and make some of your own. Create a basket or clay pot. Decorate a cloth bag or paper wrapping. Keep them for your own special things, give away as gifts, or use to put gifts in. This free family history program is made possible by the kindness of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Registration is not required but encouraged here. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Harbor Holiday Movies: How The Grinch Stole Christmas
National Harbor
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE! 
Last Saturday afternoon to enjoy a FREE family holiday film on the Plaza at National Harbor. All films will screen at 2pm, snow or shine.
While at the National Harbor, and for a fee, enjoy Ho-Ho-Holiday Carousel Rides With Santa (12pm -2pm) and Photos With Santa At The Capital Wheel (2pm -4pm).

2014 Winter Ice Show
Cabin John Ice Rink
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 6:30 pm ∙ FREE! 
Featuring Maria Yang, 2015 Senior Ladies National Qualifier, DC Edge and individual & group performances from our local skating stars to winter music!
Also accepting Toys for Tots Donations through the end of the show.

In Concert: O, Holy Night
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 7:00 pm & Sunday, December 21 ∙ 5:00 pm ∙ $8-$15 
LIVE onstage! Our cadre of carolers perform some of the world’s most beautiful music to celebrate the Christmas season. Workhouse cabaret vocalists perform the most loved music of the season on the Workhouse stage. Join us for a musical sleigh ride on a journey of music, love, laughter and memories that is sure to delight all. Running time approximately 90 minutes, appropriate for all ages.

Chanukah Family Spectacular on Bethesda Lane
Bethesda Row
Sunday, December 21 ∙ 5:30 pm ∙ FREE! 
Bring family and friends to this special Chanukah: Lights & Music event presented by the Chabad Center of Bethesda. The event features a giant Techno-Menorah flashing and pulsating to the music of Hassidic rapping sensation “Mor-To-Life”. Family entertainment, music, food, and more! Event is free and open to the public.

Metropolitan Baptist Church - Handel's MessiahHandel’s Messiah
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 21 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE! 
As the Metropolitan Baptist Church, concludes their 150th Sesquicentennial anniversary celebration, the Metropolitan Concert Series will present its FREE 68th annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah. This concert is free and open to the public ~ donations accepted but not required.

Holidays at Union Station
Union Station has become renowned for its grandeur and beauty. There is no more beautiful time in the station than during the holidays. Some of the major features of the station’s holiday transformation are the Norwegian Christmas Tree, the Miniature Train Display, and the Holiday Wreaths.The Holiday train and wreaths on the exterior of the building are on view. The train in the Main Hall is very popular with travelers and shoppers and viewing the train has become a holiday tradition for many. From the elaborate mountain landscape to the vintage cars, trees, people, dogs and cats make for a realistic setting. We’ve heard whispers that there may be some special additions this year as well. Our beautiful, fascinating lit holiday wreaths are sure to amaze visitors and tenants alike. As tradition endures the three enormous wreaths will be hanging in the archways of the front colonnade.

National Christmas Tree
The Ellipse
Thru Thursday, January 1, 2015 ∙ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The National Christmas Tree and the Pageant of Peace—which includes nightly concerts—are open to the public daily from 10 am to 10 pm through New Year’s Day.

Season’s Greenings
United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE Admission!
Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden creates displays to give visitors one of the region’s most delightful holiday exhibitions. Come explore the seven seas, guided by the light of over 15 historic lighthouses and navigate your way through this nautical wonderland. Get your telescopes primed and keep an eye out for sea creatures, mermaids and even a pirate ship, all created with plant parts. Don’t worry if you get seasick; train travel is still possible with our marvelous model trains! More information on planing your holiday visit can be found here. Note: This exhibit continues through Sunday, January 4, 2015.

DC Public Library

Family Story Time: Teddy Bear Takeover
Petworth Library
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 10:30 am ∙ FREE!
Who runs the world? Teddy Bears!
Well, not really, but at Petworth Library they will rule for a day!
Many Americans celebrate teddy bears twice a year: Sept. 9 (National Teddy Bear Day) and Nov. 14 (National American Teddy Bear Day).
Bring your favorite teddy bear to Petworth Neighborhood Library for a cozy and fun teddy-themed Family Story Time with parachute songs, poems and a group photo. Afterwards, be sure to check out some teddy-centric tales for you and your plush pal to enjoy at home!
(Especially for ages 7 and younger.)

Winter Wonderland Fun
Deanwood Library
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE!
Experience wintertime merriment through seasonal stories, movies, festive things to make and crafts good enough to eat.
For ages 4-12.

DCPL - Holiday Party SnowmanHoliday Sing-Along
Lamond-Riggs Library
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ FREE!
Come and join us as we celebrate the season with jingle bells and other holiday favorite songs.

Holiday Party
Southwest Library
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Join us in the Children’s Room to celebrate the season with holiday-themed stories, crafts & karaoke singing.
Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Reading and Refreshments with Mrs. Claus
Lamond-Riggs Library
Sunday, December 21 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ FREE!
Welcome winter with Reading and Refreshments!
Mrs. Claus will be reading the classic, Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus and other Winter stories, followed by refreshments.

Hanukkah Crafts for Kids
Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library
Sunday, December 21 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Gear up for Hanukkah at the library.
Create your own Dreidel ornament and get some ideas for other fun Hanukkah-themed crafts you can do at home.
Children ages 2 and older will enjoy this simple holiday craft.

Holiday Lights

Zoolights
National Zoo
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21 ∙  5:00 pm  FREE Admission but parking is for a fee.

Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! This event continues nightly through Thursday, January 1, 2015 (EXCEPT DEC 24, 25, 31).

37th Annual Festival of Lights 
Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center
Through Thursday, January 1, 2015 ∙  Lights illuminate at dusk  FREE Admission

As one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center.

  • Temple grounds glow with 600,000 lights
  • Nightly performances in indoor theater
  • Christmas trees decorated in international themes
  • Exhibit of crèches from around the world
  • Life-sized outdoor nativity

Holiday Shop

Fenton Street Market
Downtown Silver Spring
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 9:00 am
Featuring over 60 vendors, live music and lots of holiday cheer, we’re so excited to bring this event back to downtown Silver Spring this holiday season.

Alexandria’s Holiday Market
John Carlyle Square
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 11:00 am
Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively outdoor Holiday Market.
While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, wine, and beer. Local non-profit organizations are invited each weekend to be part of the event.
The event is free for the public to enjoy and spend quality time with their friends and family. Alexandria’s Holiday Market is the perfect place for children young and old; visit the children’s corner for kid’s activities to learn more about European traditions and culture. It is the one stop shop, bringing the local community together.

10th Annual Downtown Holiday Market
Presented by: Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID)
Venue: F St. Sidewalk
Through Tuesday, December 23 ∙ Open Noon-8pm Daily
More than 150 exhibitors and artisans offer a diverse array of quality items. Local fashion trendsetters, regional artisans, and small businesses provide fine art, crafts, glass, jewelry, pottery, photography and clothing to satisfy every gift-giving need. Shoppers will enjoy free live music, tasty treats, and seasonal décor at the festive market.

The Harbor Holiday Market
National Harbor – on American Way
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21 ∙ 12:00 pm
The market will be filled with delicious treats, hot drinks, gifts and fresh produce.
Warm up with Hot Chocolate, Winter Treats + much more at National Harbor’s retailers!
Rediscover the holiday season and make new traditions with National Harbor’s Holiday Market!

Holiday Art Bazaar & Live Performances!
Bloombars
Sunday, December 21 ∙ 12:00 pm
It’s time for the BloomBars Holiday Art Bazar! Vendors & Artisans: Reserve Your Space Today! Come celebrate the holiday season and support local and global artisans! We’re excited to curate an amazing group of artist and vendors to sell and showcase their goods from across the globe. Only original, hand-made work may be sold. Interested?
Special 2pm Performance by David Camero:

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Networks Presents Disney’s Beauty And The Beast
Warner Theatre
Tuesday, January 6 thru Sunday, January 11, 2015 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $42-$122 [DISCOUNT AVAILABLE]
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
The show features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice.

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FREE Night Adventure at the United States Botanic Garden

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USBG night_adventure

Night Adventure 

at the United States Botanic Garden

Event Dates (choose from two dates):

Friday, January 23, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015 

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Conservatory

Lee Coykendall, USBG Children’s Education Specialist

Ever wonder what it’s like to be at the U.S. Botanic Garden late at night after the public and gardeners have gone home? A night adventure awaits you as you venture out on a flashlight tour of the Jungle, explore night-blooming flowers and night pollinators, experience the cool of the night desert and participate in several hands-on plant science experiments.

Please note: Participants must be between the ages of 9 and 12 and be accompanied by an adult. No adults may enroll without registered children. Parents must remain on site during the program.

FREE: Pre-registration required

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United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 225-8333

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS IN METRO DC – DEC. 18 -24, 2014

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Arts & Entertainment:

Holiday Happenings in Metro DC

December 18 – 24, 2014

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

***Washington D.C.***

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A Classical Holiday Performance
Kirov Academy of Ballet Washington, DC
Thursday, December 18 thru Saturday, December 20 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ $30 [Discount]
A classical holiday performance featuring The Nutcracker Act II as well as famous selections from the Mariinsky Ballet repertoire.

Seasons of Light
Presented by: The Smithsonian Associates
Venue: National Museum of the American Indian
Through Friday, December 19 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $6-$8
Joy, warmth, and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. Back for its 16th season, this signature Discovery Theater show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the First Nations’ tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Ages 5-10.

Holiday Family Opera: The Little Prince
Presented by: Washington National Opera
Venue: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, December 19 thru Sunday, December 21 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $45-$69
For its annual family holiday production, WNO brings to life all the joy and wonder of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s storybook in Oscar winner Rachel Portman’s “enchanting opera..satisfying to child and adult alike” (Financial Times).

Culture Shock, Washington, DC: Holiday Showcase
Dance Place
Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $20-$25
Dynamic hip-hop performances by all of Washington, DC’s Culture Shock troupes: Afta Shock, Culture Shock, Future Shock, Mini Shock and Mighty Shock. Committed to creating fresh, innovative choreography at the forefront of the hip-hop dance community, the world-renowned Culture Shock troupes have brought their groundbreaking hip-hop performances to stages all over the world.

Go, Tell It! A Concert Celebration featuring BeBe Winans
Presented by: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Venue: Lincoln Theatre
Friday, December 19 ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ $35
Grammy-award-winning artist BeBe Winans headlines the electrifying holiday production, “Go, Tell It!: A Concert Celebration of African American Holiday Traditions”, a family-friendly concert production that brings together music and spoken word celebrating time-honored Christmas traditions in the African American community, from the 19th century to the present. Conceiver and director Nolan Williams, Jr. leads an amazing cast in an unforgettable entertaining extravaganza that showcases stellar musical performances, expressive dance interpretation and inspiring oration.

First Studio: An Art Exploration for 3-5 Year-Olds
Kreeger Museum
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $0-$7
Children and an adult companion are invited to use their imagination as they explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of The Kreeger Museum. Each program includes a gallery tour, analysis of works of art, a story and a hands-on art-making experience.

Culture Capital - Family Chocolate House WorkshopFamily Chocolate House Workshop
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm ∙ $3-$15
Classic traditions come to life in this lively house tour and craft workshop. In the 1816 mansion, children become History Detectives, touring the rooms for clues about how holidays were celebrated in the past. Next, they design and build their own chocolate houses to take home, complete with chocolate walls and roofs and sweet décor. Enjoy hot apple cider and sweet treats after the program during house-making. For ages 5+

Chantons Noel – Holiday Concert
Presented by: Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW)
Venue: National City Christian Church
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21 ∙ 4:00 pm ∙ $10-$50
Get in the true spirit of the holiday season with the angelic sounds of the Children’s Chorus of Washington with a French flair, featuring CCW’s five award-winning chorus ensembles, and the Amadeus Brass Quintet.
The December 20th performance (Program I) features CCW’s Bel Canto Chorus, Concert Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, and Young Men’s Ensemble. The December 21st performance (Program II) features CCW’s Treble Chorus, Concert Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, and Young Men’s Ensemble.

Step Afrika! Magical Musical Holiday Step Show
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Thru Monday, December 22 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $20-$38
Step Afrika! is back to delight audiences young and old with their magical musical holiday step show. Audiences are invited to make music with DC’s internationally-known stepping company and their furry friends from the Animal Kingdom in this annual holiday tradition! Come ready to bring in the festive season with a bang featuring the electrifying artists from Step Afrika! and special guest DJ Frosty the Snowman.

Tudor Tots: Winter Wiggles
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tuesday, December  23 ∙ 10:00 am & 1:00 pm ∙ $0-$5
Celebrate the holidays at Tudor Place! Children enjoy holiday themed songs, stories, and movement activities. After stories, children make their own holiday craft to take home. Themes and crafts change weekly. Ages 2 – 4

A Renaissance Christmas
Presented by: Folger Consort
Venue: Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Tuesday, December 23 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $35-$50
Celebrate the holidays with music from the courts of Renaissance Flanders and Italy. The Consort explores expressive seasonal works by masters Obrecht, Compère, and Josquin – including Josquin’s “Ave Maria” and Compère’s “Adoramus te, Christe.” Featuring winds, viol, lute, & a quintet of voices. “Folger Consort gives the best Christmas concert in Washington.” – DCist

10th Annual Downtown Holiday Market
Presented by: Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID)
Venue: F St. Sidewalk
Through Tuesday, December 23 ∙ Open Noon-8pm Daily ∙ FREE Admission!
More than 150 exhibitors and artisans offer a diverse array of quality items. Local fashion trendsetters, regional artisans, and small businesses provide fine art, crafts, glass, jewelry, pottery, photography and clothing to satisfy every gift-giving need. Shoppers will enjoy free live music, tasty treats, and seasonal décor at the festive market.

Ariel Breitman and Maki Onuki. Photo by Dean Alexander.

Ariel Breitman and Maki Onuki. Photo by Dean Alexander.

The Nutcracker
Presented by: The Washington Ballet
Venue: Warner Theatre
Thru Sunday, December 28 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $32-$107
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his highly-acclaimed production, Septime Webre is planning some special surprises for his celebrated all-American Nutcracker. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet’s international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky’s music. Replete with swirling snowflakes, cherry blossoms and historical characters, including George Washington as the heroic nutcracker, TWB’s The Nutcracker has become a tradition for generations of family and friends to celebrate the holidays.

The Gift of Nothing
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Through Sunday, December 28 ∙ Schedule varies ∙ $20
In this Kennedy Center world premiere musical starring characters from the comic strip MUTTS, a charming cat searches for a special gift for his best friend, a lovable pup. Join Mooch and Earl for this heartwarming adventure! Age 4+

National Christmas Tree
The Ellipse
Thru Thursday, January 1, 2015 ∙ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The National Christmas Tree and the Pageant of Peace—which includes nightly concerts—are open to the public daily from 10 am to 10 pm through New Year’s Day.

A Christmas Carol
Ford’s Theatre
Through Thursday, January 1, 2015 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $32-$95 
The annual Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol has been a Washington tradition for more than 30 years. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic. Celebrated Washington stage actor Edward Gero returns to play Scrooge in the production The Washington Post hailed as “musically high-spirited” and “infectiously jolly.”

Culture Capital - National Gallery of Art Ice RinkNational Gallery of Art Ice Rink
Presented by: National Gallery of Art
Venue: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Through Monday, March 16 ∙ see schedule below ∙ $7-$8
The Gallery’s ice rink can accommodate more than two hundred skaters, with a music system that brings vibrant sound to visitors on and off the ice. At night, lighting creates a festive atmosphere for the richly landscaped ground and a distinctive backdrop for nineteen works of modern and contemporary sculpture.
The Sculpture Garden is located on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW. It is accessible to visitors with disabilities.

Ice Rink Hours:
Mo–Th, 10am.–9pm.
Fr & Sa 10:00am–11:00pm
Su 11:00am.–9:00pm
The ice-skating rink will close at 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed on December 25 and January 1.

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Peabo Bryson: The Colors of Christmas
Strathmore
Friday, December 19 ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ $35-$100
The stars shine in this soulful celebration! Silken-voiced, Grammy Award-winning R&B legend Peabo Bryson is joined by Tony Award winning singer Jennifer Holliday, pop diva Taylor Dayne, and “American Idol”-winner Ruben Studdard for an unforgettable evening of pop hits and Christmas favorites.

Gingerbread Workshop
VisArts at Rockville
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 10:30 am & 2:00 pm ∙ $45
At the class, each registered guest receives an already built house, icing and all of the candy needed to create a dream house come true. You will be amazed at what you can create and take home. Each registration gets one house to decorate but up to two people may decorate one house.

CultureCapital - A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas
Olney Theatre Center
Through Sunday, December 28 ∙ Schedule varies ∙ $35-$40
The Holiday Tradition Continues! Olney Theatre Center favorite Paul Morella returns to bring his unique and memorable adaptation of A Christmas Carol to life this holiday season. Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended – in his own words – and rediscover this timeless classic presented in a masterful solo performance.

The Nutcracker
Round House Theatre
Through Sunday, December 28 ∙ Schedule varies ∙ $10-$45 [Discount]
This captivating new musical reinvents E.T.A. Hoffman’s original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Weaving together spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, and a delightful original score, Clara’s crusade to save her family (with the assistance of a remarkable nutcracker) comes alive with dazzling theatricality. This contemporary retelling is a heartwarming, hilarious story of magic and hope that’s as poignant and touching as it is hilarious, tuneful, and fun.
Created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, and Kevin O’Donnell
Book by Jake Minton and Phillip Klapperich
Music by Kevin O’Donnell, Lyrics by Jake Minton
Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman
Directed by Joe Calarco

Tiny Tots – Nutcracker Fantasy
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Through Tuesday, December 30 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $5
Some non-traditional arrangements from the Nutcracker Suite transport you to the Kingdoms of Snow, Sweets, Flowers, and Faraway Places! Designed just for our youngest theater patrons (ages 0-4 years old), “Tiny Tots @ 10:00″ offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parents and caregivers: *Shorter shows (about 30 minutes) *No dark room *No loud noises *The theater doors stay open. Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

The Nutcracker
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Through Tuesday, December 30 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $10 [Discount]
The Nutcracker is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production.
Running Time: 50 Minutes
Ages: K – Adult

Culture Capital - Tiny TimTiny Tim’s Christmas Carol
Adventure Theatre MTC
Through Thursday, January 1, 2015 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $19 [Discount]
Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won’t give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge’s mind – perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the meanest man in town? This exciting world premiere story of a father and son is adapted by Broadway’s Tony-winning Ken Ludwig (Twas the Night Before Christmas) and his very own son, Jack. Get ready for the wildest ride you’ve ever had at Christmas!
Based on “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig
Directed by Jerry Whiddon
Starring Chris Dinolfo
Recommended for Ages 4 and up

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Olney Theatre Center
Through Saturday, January 10 ∙ Schedule varies ∙ $32-$65
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home, and her fins, behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

***Virginia***


Doughnuts with Santa

Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ $20
Join Santa and his helpers for a special experience at Donuts With Santa. Each ticketholder will enjoy two donuts and a choice of juice or coffee while Santa and his Elves read a classic Christmas story and lead a fun-filled family sing-a-long. There will be plenty of time to meet Santa and parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for those special photos!

Children’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturdays, December 20 & 27 ∙ 1:00 pm ∙ $9-$13
LIVE onstage! When Scrooge, the owner of a hotel, decides that his employees can’t have the day off to enjoy Christmas with their families, Santa (in disguise), decides it is time for a change. Santa sends The Spirit of Christmas to visit Scrooge and show him his past, present and future. Will Scrooge’s heart change?

In Concert: O, Holy Night
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 7:00 pm & Sunday, December 21 ∙ 5:00 pm ∙ $8-$15 
LIVE onstage! Our cadre of carolers perform some of the world’s most beautiful music to celebrate the Christmas season. Workhouse cabaret vocalists perform the most loved music of the season on the Workhouse stage. Join us for a musical sleigh ride on a journey of music, love, laughter and memories that is sure to delight all. Running time approximately 90 minutes, appropriate for all ages.

Culture Capital - Vienna Boys ChoirVienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts
Saturday, December 20 ∙ 8:00 pm & Sunday, December 21 ∙ 4:00 pm ∙ $30-$50
This spirited performance by these remarkable Austrian youngsters features everything from ancient hymns and traditional Christmas carols to popular holiday favorites and songs from across the globe. Audiences and critics worldwide have praised these talented singers for their celestial voices, rapturous harmonies, pure tone, appealing demeanor, and, above all, a wide-ranging repertoire spanning centuries and genres. Dating back over half a millennium, the history of this choir has been associated with many of the world’s great composers, including Mozart and Bruckner; Franz Schubert himself was even a chorister.

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All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Thursday, December 25 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Join in the 16th All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam, a Millennium Stage tradition, with host/vibraphonist Chuck Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

Family Painting Fun
VisArts at Rockville
Friday, December 26 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ $15
What to do with your kids over Christmas break? Create a masterpiece of course! We provide the partially sketched 11 x 14 canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, easel and aprons. Staff is available to provide inspiration and encouragement but this is not an instructional session. Choose from one of our four selections or select a blank canvas and use one of our printed images for inspiration. This is the perfect activity for families, but absolutely no children in strollers or under the age of 4. Also on Saturday, December 27 at 2:00 pm.

CultureCapital - Holiday VaudevilleHoliday Vaudeville
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Saturday, December 27 & Sunday, December 28 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

Kwanza, Kwanza!
Publick Playhouse
Sunday, December 28 ∙ 3:00 pm ∙ $15-$20
Sankofa Dance Theatre of Baltimore presents a joyous program celebrating heritage, family and community. The symbols of Kwanzaa are enhanced with African music, traditional tales, dance and drumming. “Sankofa” means learning from the past to build for the future. Join us for a heartwarming, interactive performance for the whole family that reaches into the rich legacy of African culture and history to embrace the proud shared culture of African Americans.

Kwanza Triple Play: The fourth day of Kwanza Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH) Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Monday, December 29 ∙ 10:30 am ∙ FREE!
Kids and families can spend the entire morning participating in three different Kwanza-themed arts and crafts workshops. All materials and supplies will be provided.

A Jazz New Year’s Eve: Branford Marsalis
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, December 31 ∙ 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm ∙ $85
Ring in 2015 with Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, a 2011 NEA Jazz Master and Tony Award nominee, and his quartet–one of the leading jazz groups working today.

New Year’s Eve at The Kennedy Center
Presented by: National Symphony Orchestra
Venue: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, December 31 ∙ 8:30 pm ∙ $55-$120
Usher in the New Year with Steven Reineke, members of the NSO, and a special guest artist to be announced at a later date! After the concert, enjoy dancing, a countdown to 2015, and a balloon drop, all included with your concert ticket.

CultureCapital - Three Kings Day CelebrationThree Kings Day Celebration
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Sunday, January 4, 2015 ∙ 11:30 am & 2:30 pm ∙ FREE!
Don’t miss GALA’s traditional Three Kings celebration, featuring the Magi, live animals, local performers, a walk through the neighborhood, and gifts for every child. Free for the entire family!

Networks Presents Disney’s Beauty And The Beast
Warner Theatre
Tuesday, January 6 thru Sunday, January 11, 2015 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $42-$122 
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
The show features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice.

Professor Wingnut Wants to Fly: in partnership with the Air & Space Museum
Presented by: The Smithsonian Associates
Venue: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Thursday, January 15 & Friday, January 16, 2015 ∙ 10:15 am, 11:15 am & 12:15 pm ∙ FREE!
Little flyguys and gals take off with kooky Professor Wingnut and Seymour the Seagull to find the secrets that make birds—and airplanes—fly. Master arts educator and nutty guy Oran Sandel and puppeteer Dan Mori get everyone singing, dancing, and soaring in this lively interactive musical show in the Air and Space Museum. After the show, zoom down to the How Things Fly hands-on experience for more facts and fun.
Ages 3-8.

Photograph by Clara Lee Turner

Photograph by Clara Lee Turner

30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Program
Presented by: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Venue: National Museum of the American Indian
Friday, January 16, 2015 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Join us as we celebrate King’s life and legacy with this year’s theme, “The Beloved Community, “ at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater. Keynote Speaker: Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, Center for Community Change Entertainment Provided By: Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir, Alfred Kiger Savoy Players in collaboration with DC Youth Ensemble, and the 2014 DC Schools Latin Dance Competition Winners.

Mockingbird
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, January 17 thru Sunday, February 1, 2015 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $20
Adapted from the 2010 National Book Award-winning novel, this vibrant and inspirational world premiere play, commissioned by the Kennedy Center and VSA, tells the story of a young girl on the autism spectrum who changes a community. Age 10+

Step Afrika! Step Xplosion
Strathmore
Sunday, January 18, 2015 ∙ 4:00 pm ∙ $25-$35 
Celebrate 20 years of stepping around the world with Step Afrika!, the world’s first professional company dedicated to the percussive dance tradition of stepping. This Martin Luther King Weekend performance features six amazing step teams.

Classroom Character: The Road to Success
Publick Playhouse
Thursday, January 22, 2015 ∙ 10:15 am & 12:00 pm ∙ $6-$8
With a fun and wacky blend of magic, comedy and total audience involvement, Choosy Suzy and YouDini the Genie give kids a powerful path to stop name-calling and bullying. Challenging the audience members to think about how they treat each other, this entertaining and thought-provoking program shows how students working together can make a school a Bully Free Zone.
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Relationships, Character Development, Social Issues.
Recommended for Grades K-3.

Baba-C, American Griot: Folktales from Africa to the Americas
Presented by: The Smithsonian Associates
Venue: Smithsonian Discovery Theater
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 ∙ 10:15 am & 11:30 am ∙ $5
Master storyteller Baba-C shares West African, Afro-Brazilian, and Gullah tales with his unique blend of interactive storytelling and song. They’re jam-packed with remarkable animals and life lessons and feature Anansi the Spider, Bossy Elephant, and other memorable characters.
Ages 5-10.

CultureCapital - Petite Rouge A Cajun Red Riding HoodPetite Rouge A Cajun Red Riding Hood
Adventure Theatre MTC
Friday, January 30 thru Sunday, March 8, 2015 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $19 
Take a toe-tapping trip to the bayou in this family-friendly, Zydeco-driven musical soaked in N’awlins hot sauce! Based on the classic fairy tale and adapted from the book by Mike Artell and Jim Harris, a red-hooded duckling named Petite Rouge and her sidekick cat lead the Big Bad Gator on a wild “duck” chase through New Orleans and Mardi Gras. Will they make it to Grandmere’s house with a basket full of Cajun goodies?
Adapted from the book by Mike Artell
Book, music & lyrics by Joan Cushing
Directed and Choreographed by Michael J. Bobbitt
Assistant Director Danny Tippett
Featuring Kurt Boehm
Recommended for Ages 4 and up

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NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD 2015

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National Symphony Orchestra

In Your Neighborhood

Brookland to NoMa

January 6–12, 2015

The NSO In Your Neighborhood 2015 will take the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) to the Brookland and NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue) neighborhoods. Between January 6 and 12, free community engagement activities will again find the NSO performing orchestral concerts and working with nearly 20 community partners to create the mosaic of chamber music performances, events in schools, libraries, daycare centers, community centers, and unique events that has become the distinguishing characteristic of this cornerstone of the NSO’s community engagement programming. The events will culminate in a concert at Catholic University of America’s Hartke Theatre led by NSO Music Director Christoph Eschenbach on January 12.

Over seven days, members of the NSO will break into various ensembles and configurations to present dozens of performances and activities throughout the community. Offering a week’s worth of free chamber music, orchestral concerts, educational events for the entire family, and much more!  All of these concerts are free to the public with first-come, first-served seating. Some concerts require an RSVP for free tickets, including four special concerts at Union MarketEchoStageMcKinley Technology Campus, and Catholic University. RSVP today, tickets are limited for these performances:

NSO In Your Neighborhood Kick-Off Event @ Union Market
Wednesday, January 7 at 7 p.m.
Dock5 (2nd Floor) | 1309 5th Street NE

Come early to dine, shop, and explore Union Market. Then enjoy NSO musicians in a special performance to celebrate the In Your Neighborhood program in NoMa/Brookland communities.

NSO @ EchoStage
Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.
2135 Queens Chapel RD NE

Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke leads the Orchestra in a classical-contemporary “mix” concert featuring progressive hip-hop artist and Grammy®-nominated Christylez Bacon, six-string electric cellist Wytold, and D.C.’s own DJ Stylus.

NSO Family Concert @ McKinley Technology Education Campus
Saturday, January 10 at 4 p.m.
151 T Street, NE
The NSO explores the exciting range of music’s extremes in a Family Concert, hosted by Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl along with NSO Principal Second Violinist Marissa Regni. Come one hour early, at 3:00 p.m.,  for the Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo!”

NSO Concert @ Catholic University Of America SOLD OUT!
Monday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Hartke Theatre, 620 Michigan Ave NE
Music Director Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Orchestra in an all-Mozart program, featuring NSO Principal Flute Aaron Goldman.

More than 50 FREE performances, events and musical instrument “petting zoos.” View the FULL SCHEDULE  of FREE public events.

Learn more about NSO In Your Neighborhood:

National Symphony Orchestra:

Founded in 1931 and an affiliate company of the Kennedy Center since 1986, the Orchestra has maintained its commitment to artistic excellence and music education. The Orchestra numbers 96 musicians, presenting a year-long season of approximately 150 concerts each year. These include classical subscription series, pops concerts, summer performances at Wolf Trap and on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, chamber music performances in the Terrace Theater and on the Millennium Stage, and an extensive educational program. Additionally the NSO’s dedicated community engagement projects include NSO In Your Neighborhood (a week of approximately 30 performances in schools, churches, community centers, and other neighborhood venues) and NSO Sound Health, launched in 2013, with performances at the National Institutes of Health, Children’s National Health System, and other medical facilities.

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PLAYBACK THE TAPE: The Twelve Tapes of Christmas

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PLAYBACK THE TAPE presents

The Twelve Tapes of Christmas

Two Nights!

Part One: Wednesday, December 17th, 7pm

Part Two: Thursday, December 18th, 7pm

Mellow Mushroom

2436 18th Street NW, Washington DC – Adams Morgan [Directions]

FREE Admission!

’tis the week before christmas and up on the screen will be home-recorded classics in red, white and green! playbackthetape brings you the 12 tapes of christmas — twelve vintage holiday classics, each taped from broadcast television in the 1980s and early 90s, with original commercials and news clips intact! join us for some or for all, as we present eight hours of vhs merriment over the course of two nights, counting down to an extremely RARE made-for-television muppets event, in its original broadcast edit (not available on video or dvd)!

For your convenience, I’ve linked the available shows to Common Sense Media for additional information. 

part one: wednesday, december 17th @ 7:00pm
- indisputably catchy tunes in rankin/bass’ animated “‘twas the night before christmas
- fruitcakes and special guests run amuck in “pee-wee’s playhouse christmas special
- poignant peanuts dancing in “a charlie brown christmas
- a lot of static on the reception in this antenna-taped “a garfield christmas special
- some fantastic advertising messages throughout this mid-80s recording of “rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
- lessons to be learned in “how the grinch stole christmas!


part two: thursday, december 18th @ 7:00pm
- political incorrectness galore in “mr. magoo’s christmas carol
- literally the first-ever airing of “the simpsons” caught on tape!
- ok, this one is pretty awful, but kinda fun. the definitely not-a-classic “a mouse, a mystery, and me
- an under-seen gem, “santa and the three bears
- thumpity thump thump, look at “frosty the snowman” go…
- the fraggles, the muppets, and the sesame street gang all shack up together at fozzie’s mom’s house in “a muppet family christmas

 Mellow Mushroom Adams Morgan is extending wednesday happy hour pricing til 8pm and donating 15% of wednesday’s bar sales to support playbackthetape.

Can’t make this family-friendly event, here’s the 2014 Christmas TV Schedule.

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playbackthetape gets behind unique events that might not happen otherwise. this includes a wide variety of worthwhile content, including our signature effort – the eponymous monthly VHS screening series in which we preserve, promote, and present a lighthearted feature-length touring show of curated videotape content, hosted by ace partner venues in washington, dc and beyond. 

our VHS shows are: (a) always all ages; (b) never a cover; (c) comprised largely of collected submissions

come and contribute, or just to explore!

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NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ∙ Warner Theatre {GIVEAWAY}

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NETworks presents

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The Smash Hit Broadway Musical!

WARNER THEATRE

January 6 – 11, 2015

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.

The original creators of the Broadway production are together again for this new touring production! The play is directed by Rob Roth and choreographed by Matt West, with Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award® winner for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.

Director Rob Roth: “It has been wonderful to bring the entire original design team back together to work on this new production of Beauty and the Beast. As a Director, it is rare to have the opportunity to revisit your work fifteen years later. Hopefully I’ve grown and developed as an artist, along with my collaborators, and we can bring 15 years of experience to this new production. We have remained very close as a team over the years of producing the show around the world, and it has been so much fun getting together to re-explore and re-invent the show for this new NETworks tour. The theme of ‘Beauty’ is about seeing past the exterior into the heart of someone, and this is reflected in the design for the show, which is about transparency and layers, seeing past one thing and into another.”

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, returns to Washington D.C. at the Warner Theatre, January 6 – 11, 2015! Tickets are available NOW, purchase here.

FOLLOW  NETworks presents

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast On Tour:

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***Giveaway Details***

DC Thrifty Mom appreciates the opportunity to offer my “Thrifty Friends” fun and exciting experiences.  I am elated to promote Disney’s Beauty and the Beast On Tour and give one lucky DC Thrifty Mom follower four (4) tickets to the opening night performance at the Warner Theatre on Tuesday, January 6, 2015,  7:30 pm.  This giveaway is non-transferable and you must be at least 18 years old to enter. Good Luck!

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The Warner Theatre, a Live Nation venue, is located at 513 13th Street, N.W. in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C.’s vibrant Pennsylvania Quarter arts district.

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Disclosure:   DC Thrifty Mom is excited to partner with Warner Theatre and received tickets to this event too.  This giveaway is sponsored by Live Nation, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

FREE Winter Break Programs at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

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Winter Break

Take a Break!

FREE Winter Break Programs

National Portrait Gallery

Searching for something creative and hands-on?  Take a break by hearing a story and making some art! Drop by the Portrait Gallery’s Education Center [First floor, room E151] for special Portrait Story Days featuring some of our favorite stories and activities. A story about each featured person will be read at 1:05, 2:05 and 3:05 each day.

You may also check out a Portrait Discovery Kit, an interactive and imaginative way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery and their contributions to American history. The kits offer a self-guided tour, “Seek and Find” cards, “Portrait Detective” and “Historian Guides,” and a “Compare and Contrast” activity using a doll.

Monday, December 22, 2014 ∙ 1-4pm  ∙ Portraits like Roy Lichtenstein

Tuesday, December 23, 2014  ∙ 1-4pm  ∙ Portrait collage like Romare Bearden

Monday, December 29, 2014 ∙ 1-4pm  ∙ Pop-ups like Red Grooms

Tuesday, December 30, 2014  ∙ 1-4pm  ∙ “Faux” screen prints like Andy Warhol

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THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY:Smithsonian - National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.

The museum is conveniently located at Eighth and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Museum Hours: 
11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. daily
Closed December 25

Admission: FREE

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WINTERFEST WEEK ∙ Make the B&O part of your winter break! {GIVEAWAY}

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Winterfest Week

December 26 – January 2, 2015

The Museum is closed New Year’s Day.

TRAIN RIDES
  • Mile One Express Train: Friday, December 26 – Friday, December 26: 11am, 12 Noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • Train Rides with Frosty: December 26 – January 4: 12 Noon & 2pm
  • Train Rides to visit Mount Clare Museum House, A Carroll’s Christmas: 12 Noon, 1pm & 2pm

For complete train ride schedule, click here.

MODEL TRAIN LAYOUTS
  • MTH O-scale
  • Children’s floor G-scale
  • Miniature Thomas the Tank Engine G-scale
  • HO-scale inside C&O 725 Passenger Car
  • G-scale garden at the outdoor Family Zone
  • Baltimore Area NTRAK Club N-scale

Sunday, December 21 – Sunday, December 28, 2014:

  • National Capital Trackers O-scale

For a complete schedule of all model train layouts, click here.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Friday, December 26 – Sunday, January 4:

  • Train Rides with Frosty at 12 Noon & 2pm
  • Choo Choo Blue at 11:30am & 1:30pm
  • LEGO Man at 12:30pm & 2:30pm

For schedule of all character appearances, click here.

KIDS CRAFT

Friday, December 26 – Friday, January 2:

  • Kids make their own Mini-Greenhouses with adult supervision at the Kids Zone Holiday Workshop

For other crafts for kids, click here.

ADMISSION

$18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors (60+), $12 for children (2-12). FREE for B&O Members! For membership benefits, click here.

FREE PARKING!

***Giveaway Details***

During this holiday season, DC Thrifty Mom is excited to offer two (2) lucky followers a family 4-pack to enjoy Winterfest Week  at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.  This giveaway is non-transferable and subject to all rules and restrictions of the B&O Railroad Museum. View last year’s review of HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF TRAINS & TOYS AT THE B&O.

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B & O Railroad Museum

Located at 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21223  Directions

Museum closed in observance of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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Disclosure:  DC Thrifty Mom received four tickets from the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore for my family to enjoy during the winter break. There was no other compensation received for this blog post. Even though I receive these benefits, ALL thoughts and opinions are my own.

FREE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN THE DC AREA: DECEMBER 13 & 14, 2014

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DC Thrifty Mom’s

FREE THINGS TO DO

 THIS WEEKEND 

in the Washington DC Area:

December 13 & 14, 2014

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

***Visit our Calendar for more FREE & Cheap happenings.***

Saturday Morning at the National LogoSaturday Morning at the National - Bright Star Theatre: Christmas with Santa
The National Theatre
Saturday, December 13 ∙  9:30 am & 11:00 am   FREE!

Carols, Santa and musical comedy abound! Two hilarious elves have misplaced some of Santa’s presents and they go through many rollicking adventures to find them. When Santa arrives, he teaches the well-meaning elves that the family and friends we share the holiday with are the greatest gift of all.

Kids’ Open House
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE – Dupont
Saturday, December 13 ∙  9:30 am   FREE!

Bienvenue! You are invited to the Alliance Française to discover our programs for children 1 to 18 years old!

  • Visit our beautiful building and classrooms dedicated to babies and toddlers.
  • Meet our experienced teachers, who are native speakers trained to teach French at all levels.
  • Listen to a few stories in our warm and welcoming library and introduce your child to French and francophone culture through comic books, novels and movies.

”Frozen” Sing-A-Long
Montpelier Arts Center
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE!
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in an epic journey, braving Everest-like conditions to find and save her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Elsa, haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her sister Anna, has isolated herself, spending every waking moment trying to suppress her powers, but fears she’s becoming a monster and that no one, not even Anna, can help her.
All ages; includes snacks and beverages.
NOTE: FROZEN is also at The Alden – Saturday, December 13 at 2pm, FREE!

Italian Holiday Festival
American Art Museum – Kogod Courtyard
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 11:30 am ∙ FREE!
Celebrate the holiday season with the American Art Museum, the Embassy of Italy, and the Italian Cultural Institute. Enjoy seasonal music and costumed performers that embody Italian culture, and join us as we make festive arts and crafts you can keep for yourself or give to your loved ones. Author Shannon Jones signs copies of KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy.
Take in performances by Simona Rodano, the Italian Fairy; Stilt Dancers from Bergamo’s Teatro Tascabile; Francesca Carli and Enrico Giovagnoli, Operapop singers; Zampognari di Filadelfia, Italian bagpipe players; and the Washington Ballet’s White featuring choreography by Mimmo Miccolis and original songs by Francesco Germini. As they say in Italy, “Buon natale!”
Performances cycle throughout the day: Washington Ballet performances at 12:25 p.m. and 2:50 p.m.; Italian Fairy performs 3 times between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; other groups cycle throughout. Craft tables close at 3:30 p.m. View the schedule .

Winter WonderlandWinter Wonderland and Toys for Tots
Market Common Clarendon
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE but toy donation appreciated 
Walk into a Winter Wonderland at Market Common Clarendon and enjoy the season’s cheer with free family fun and entertainment. Santa will arrive by an Arlington County fire truck at noon for visits and photos with children. All are welcome to make flying-reindeer magic dust, see characters in a life-size snow globe, ice carvings, and enjoy music, hot chocolate samplings by Nicecream Factory, and other surprises. In the spirit of the holidays, toys and donations will be collected for the annual US Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. Winter Wonderland is held rain or shine. Festive holiday activities and entertainment!

Harbor Holiday Movies: The Smurfs – A Christmas Carol
National Harbor
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE! 
Enjoy a festive outing this season with National Harbor’s Holiday Movies on the jumbo screen! Each Saturday afternoon from November 15th to December 20th, we’ll play a FREE family holiday film on the Plaza.
All films will screen at 2pm, snow or shine.

2nd Saturday Art Walk
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE! 
The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community.

Holiday Chamber Music Concert
Presented by: Prelude: The Arlington Youth Orchestral Program
Venue: Theatre on the Run
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Please join us for the perfect blend of holiday favorites and classic string quartet selections as the talented musicians of Prelude’s Chamber Music Program present their Holiday program. You will be charmed by fun and unusual arrangements of tunes to put you in the spirit of the season, while the music of Beethoven, Mozart, and Boccherini melts away any lingering Holiday stress. Prelude audiences are always invited to a reception after the performance to mingle with the musicians. We look forward to seeing you there.

Decatur House - open-house-2014-holiday-tour-main2014 Holiday Open House
Presented by: The White House Historical Association
Venue: Decatur House on Lafayette Square
Sunday, December 14 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
The White House Historical Association invites you to our 2014 Holiday Open House celebrating the holiday traditions of the White House and our twenty-ninth president, Warren G. Harding. Hop on board to learn about President Harding’s love of trains and their significance during the holiday season as you create your own holiday cards and ornaments, listen to classic holiday tales, take a self-guided tour of the historic Decatur House, and more!

Holiday Open House - Children’s Sunday with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Glenview Mansion
Sunday, December 14 ∙ 1:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Enjoy a day with Santa & Mrs. Claus and participate in fun crafts and activities. 1 – 4 p.m. Glenview Mansion and Art Gallery
1:15 p.m.The Heavenly Handbells of Trinity Lutheran Church
2:15 p.m. Heart of Maryland Chorus
3:15 p.m. Watkins Mill High School Chamber Singers

Holiday Chamber Music Concert
Presented by: Prelude: The Arlington Youth Orchestral Program
Venue: Williamsburg Middle School
Sunday, December 14 ∙ 4:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Please join Prelude’s String Orchestra for the perfect afternoon concert, featuring both the full string orchestra and smaller chamber ensembles. We are proud to perform an exciting arrangement of the beloved William Tell Overture alongside works by Vivaldi, Handel, and even Joplin. This concert is sure cast a warm glow over the holiday bustle. Please join us afterward for a reception to celebrate the hard work and joyful music making of this fine young ensemble.

A Christmas Story as told by Largo High School
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Sunday, December 14 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Don’t miss a special performance of Largo High School’s winter presentation, featuring dance, narration, instrumental, and vocal music by the talented students of the Largo Arts Department.

Culture Capital - National Christmas TreeNational Christmas Tree
The Ellipse
Thru Thursday, January 1, 2015 ∙ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The National Christmas Tree and the Pageant of Peace—which includes nightly concerts—are open to the public daily from 10 am to 10 pm through New Year’s Day.

Season’s Greenings
United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE Admission!
Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden creates displays to give visitors one of the region’s most delightful holiday exhibitions. Come explore the seven seas, guided by the light of over 15 historic lighthouses and navigate your way through this nautical wonderland. Get your telescopes primed and keep an eye out for sea creatures, mermaids and even a pirate ship, all created with plant parts. Don’t worry if you get seasick; train travel is still possible with our marvelous model trains! More information on planing your holiday visit can be found here. Note: This exhibit continues through Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Holiday Lights

Holiday & Georgetown GLOW
Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14 ∙  5:00 pm  FREE Admission

Re-imagine the seaon of light at Georgetown GLOW, a new, FREE holiday event that includes the region’s only curated outdoor exhibition of modern light-art installations set against the historic backdrop of D.C.’s oldest neighborhood. Seven local, regional, and international artists were chosen from 26 applicants to create site-specific work for the exhibition, the first of its kind in the region.
Georgetown GLOW is a weekend-long celebration of the holiday season. The weekend includes in-store promotions including free hot chocolate, gift wrapping, and special sales and events from more than 30 Georgetown merchants. As you take in the art, enjoy a self-guided tour of the uniquely decorated merchant windows for the 3rd annual Holiday Window Competition, and vote for your favorite through December 17 via Georgetown’s Facebook page. All weekend long, enjoy strolling carolers, live 30-minute outdoor musical performances each evening at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Avenue). While in Georgetown, don’t miss your chance to do some ice skating at the city’s largest outdoor ice rink at Washington Harbour!
Schedule of nightly evening performances:
Saturday, December 13
The Georgetown Phantoms Georgetown University a capella group, 6:30-7 p.m. performance at Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW).
Laissez Foure New Orlean-style jazz, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dean & Deluca patio.
Sunday, December 14
St. Lucia Swedish Youth Choir, 6:30-7 p.m. performance at Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW).
To download a printable PDF of this map, click here.
Programs & maps will be available at Information Booths all weekend at Georgetown Park (3222 M St. NW; DSW entrance), Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW), and the Jefferson Court courtyard (1025 Thomas Jefferson St. at K St. NW).

Zoolights
National Zoo
Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14 ∙  5:00 pm  FREE Admission but parking is for a fee.

Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! This event continues nightly through Thursday, January 1, 2015 (EXCEPT DEC 24, 25, 31).

37th Annual Festival of Lights 
Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center
Through Thursday, January 1, 2015 ∙  Lights illuminate at dusk  FREE Admission

As one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center.

  • Temple grounds glow with 600,000 lights
  • Nightly performances in indoor theater
  • Christmas trees decorated in international themes
  • Exhibit of crèches from around the world
  • Life-sized outdoor nativity

Holiday Shop

TotSwap
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 9:00 am & Sunday, December 14 ∙ 10:00 am 
This sale will feature Fall & Winter items ONLY!

Arlington’s 4th Annual Alternative Gift Fair
Calvary United Methodist Church
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 10:00 am 
Shop for holiday gifts while supporting the community! Unique and meaningful teacher and grandparent gifts personalized by your child, learn more about 15 locally based nonprofit organizations, enjoy festive holiday music and refreshments, visit with Santa, enjoy facepainting and kid’s activities, all while teaching children the true meaning of giving by shopping at the Children’s Gift Fair.

Yelp's Totally Bazaar - LOGOYELP’S TOTALLY BAZAAR
MONROE STREET MARKET
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 10:00 am
Yelp is organizing its second annual handpicked holiday market that will complete your gift-giving for everyone in your life. At the Yelp Totally Bazaar at Monroe Street Market, top-rated retailers, local artisans, crafty chics and style mavens will set up pop-up shops to sell their swanky wares. Whether your budget is $5 or $500, you are sure to find something ultra local, extra special and yes, über yelpy! Heck, you can even purchase a freshly cut Christmas tree at their farmer’s lot.
And hey, Yelp retail therapy would not be complete without some complimentary treats so don’t miss out on a DIY S’mores bar, ice sculpture demonstrations, carolers, visits from Yelper the Red Nosed Reindeer, holiday tag making station, massages, and photobooth. That’s right, all of these activities are free with check in!

Brentwood Arts Exchange Holiday Craft Fair
Brentwood Arts Exchange
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 11:00 am
Don’t get stuck at crowded malls this season buying generic gift sets for your loved ones…Come to the Brentwood Arts Exchange Holiday Craft Fair! Thirteen Fine Craft artisans from the community will be displaying their items for sale inside our warm and cozy gallery and classroom. A wide selection of fine craft items will be available such as pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, ornaments, and much more.

Parcel Market
Canal Park
Saturday, December 13 ∙ 12:00 pm  - 9:00 pm & Sunday, December 14 ∙ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Parcel Market will transform Canal Park in the Capitol Riverfront into a festive winter wonderland with the best independent retailers, craftsmen, and cuisine in DC.
Parcel Market will feature:

  • Creative retail showcasing local small businesses, artists, and designers. Vendors include Be Clean, DeNada, Matine, Mutiny, Native Danger, TCI Letter Press, Winthrop Clothing Co. for pets, and more!
  • A dining lounge featuring warm drinks and DC foodie favorites including Toki Underground & Bluejacket, among others.
  • Live music energizing the air from DC performers and DJs.
  • Skating at the Canal Park Ice Rink

Holiday Shopping and Book Signing
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14 ∙ 12:00 pm
Up With Paper Lead Paper Engineer Yevgeniya Yeretskaya, who won the 2011 Moonbeam Award for Best Pop-Up Book for her work on the company’s Snowflakes title, provided layouts and paper engineering for the book, will be signing in the Grand Foyer outside the Opera House.

The Harbor Holiday Market
National Harbor – on American Way
Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14 ∙ 12:00 pm
Each weekend from NOVEMBER 15 TO DECEMBER 21, National Harbor will host the Harbor Holiday Market on American Way! The market will be filled with delicious treats, hot drinks, gifts and fresh produce.
Every Saturday + Sunday from November 15 – December 21, 12 PM – 5 PM
Warm up with Hot Chocolate, Winter Treats + much more at National Harbor’s retailers!
Rediscover the holiday season and make new traditions with National Harbor’s Holiday Market!

10th Annual Downtown Holiday Market
Presented by: Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID)
Venue: F St. Sidewalk
Through Tuesday, December 23 ∙ Open Noon-8pm Daily
More than 150 exhibitors and artisans offer a diverse array of quality items. Local fashion trendsetters, regional artisans, and small businesses provide fine art, crafts, glass, jewelry, pottery, photography and clothing to satisfy every gift-giving need. Shoppers will enjoy free live music, tasty treats, and seasonal décor at the festive market.

Culture Capital - Grump at Artisphere SUPERSIZEDGrump at Artisphere: Supersized
Artisphere
Sunday, December 14 ∙ 11:00 am
The fourth annual GRUMP will be bigger and better than ever! This year, GRUMP is SUPERSIZED! We are taking over the entire Artisphere facility with 75 local vendors, snacks, music and fun. Bring the kids because the 1966 cartoon classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” will play all day long in the Dome Theatre for free. GRUMP will be your best chance to shop local this holiday season AND get your picture taken with a Yeti!

Holiday Shopping and Steinbach Nutcracker Signing
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, December 14 ∙ 12:00 pm 
The name Steinbach is recognized all over the world for the unique design of their wood carved Steinbach Nutcracker creations developed many years ago by the Steinbach Family. Karolin Steinbach will sign some of her family’s creations.

 

 

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