This Week in the DMV 12/6/16

A Christmas Carol

Now through December 31st.  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. Acclaimed actor Craig Wallace plays Ebenezer Scrooge. This annual production has been a Washington tradition for 35 years.Length: 2 hours with intermission.

“Civic Pride: Group Portraits from Amsterdam” Exhibit

Now until March 2017.  Painted during the Dutch Golden Age, these works bring to the nation’s capital a style of painting rarely seen outside the Netherlands. Two large-scale group portraits by artists Govert Flinck (1615–1660) and Bartholomeus van der Helst (1613–1670) depict the governors of the Kloveniersdoelen, the building where Amsterdam’s main militia companies held its meetings.

Muppets and Puppets

Now through January 8th.  This exhibit at the National Museum of American History will be an outstanding family activity during the holiday season. Muppets & Puppets gathers Muppets and marionettes that date as far back as 1900, as well as Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit from Capitan Kangaroo and the first Kermit created by Jim Henson.

Christmas Events at National Harbor

Now through January 1st.  An action-packed holiday schedule is the norm at National Harbor, a shopping, dining and amusement park-like landmark located just 20 minutes south of DC. Step inside the Gaylord National Resort for ICE! (through Jan. 1), an indoor winter wonderland featuring two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, ice slides, a live carving area and a unique retelling of the TV special Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. Since you’re at National Harbor, you’ll also want to view the Christmas tree from atop the Ferris wheel, shop for gifts at the Tanger Outlets and experience unique weekend events like holiday markets, performances and movie screenings.

Madame Tussauds Toy Drive

Now through December 23rd.  The holiday season is here, and to celebrate, Madame Tussauds DC is giving a little something special to those who give!

To celebrate the giving spirit of the holidays, Madame Tussauds DC will be running a toy drive in support of Merlin’s charity Merlin’s Magic Wand. From November 25th through December 5th, guests will have the opportunity to donate to our charity drive for a discount on admission to Madame Tussauds DC!

  • Guests who donate toys will receive one (1) FREE child admission.

Please note that this discount is only available when you purchase tickets at the door and cannot be combined with any other offers, including online tickets.

So, what are you waiting for? Come on down to Madame Tussauds DC and spread some cheer this holiday season!

Christmas Through the Ages

Now through December 31st.  Just before Thanksgiving, Madame Tussauds will host its first ever Holiday celebration bringing the joyous season to life, one decoration at a time.

Take a journey through holiday history and celebrate the season with Madame Tussauds’ “Christmas through the Ages”! From George Washington to Barack Obama, get a firsthand look at how the presidents celebrated Christmas! Historically accurate period decorations help bring the history of the holidays to life!

There will definitely be a plethora of holiday spirit and decor for the whole family, so get your tickets today!

Spend the Holidays with Tudor Palace

Now through December 31st.  Georgetown’s historic house museum marks its bicentennial with a variety of holiday teas, candlelight tours and wreath workshops. You can also enjoy Deck the Halls: A Family at Christmas (Dec. 3), which allows families to explore the mansion, write a letter to Santa, sing with carolers, make Christmas crafts and nibble on holiday cookies. On Dec. 7, Tudor Place hosts Tudor Nights: Home for the Holidays, 1945, which transports visitors back to peacetime at the mansion in late 1945.


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