Your Weekend Guide!

If you're looking for fun, entertaining and educational things to do in Washington D.C, Northern Virginia, or Montgomery County, you've come to the right place. Our Weekend Guide is packed with a variety of our favorite events and activities that we want to share with you! 

Washington D.C. Events

Drink the District: Wine Winter Edition

Sat, December 14 &15, 2018|  Tickets

La Maison Française at The French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC, 20007

The winter edition of the Drink the District Wine Festival is "Holiday Themed", with a wide varity of wines to choose from. While you're tasting your way through the festival or nibbling on cheese, you can get some shopping done, too. Why not travel to France in the Winter?

Three great sessions to choose from! 

Friday, December 14, 2018 - Session 1: 6-9pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Session 2: 1-4pm

Sunday, December 15, 2018 - Session 3: 6-9pm

Participants must be 21+ to participate. Please drink responsibly.

VCMI-DC: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Saturday, December 15 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | $5 - $20

Victory Christian Ministries International, New York Ave NE, Washington D.C. 20002

Bring the entire family & join us December 7-8th and 15-16th, as we transport you to the mystical Whoville for a fun-filled, musically-charged retelling of Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Park Saturday!

Saturday, December 15 | 11:00 PM - 3:00 AM | RSVP For Complimentary Entry Before Midnight

The Park at 14th, 920 14th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20005

Welcome to Park Saturdays, a place where you, the music, and the party come first! This weekend, It’s going to be an amazing Saturday night. Perfect for an all you can enjoy four floor venue and outdoor patio.

Afro Soca Love : DC

Saturday, December 15 | 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM | $10 - $50

Karma DC Live Music Venue, 2221 Adams Place NE, Washington D.C. 20018

Afro Soca Love is an Afro-Caribbean rave infused celebration of LOVE. A unique rave inspired atmosphere with an African and Caribbean twist, Afro Soca Love: DC boasts a variety of fun-filled activities that promise to leave our tribe of LOVE yearning for more. The largest multicultural celebration of LOVE in North America is headed to the nation's capital! 

Story Time with Santa at Kramerbooks!

Saturday, December 15 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Tickets

Kramerbooks & Afterwards Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20036

Make it a storybook holiday season this year. Join Kramerbooks for Story Time with Santa at Kramerbooks! Gather ‘round to hear Santa tell your favorite festive holiday tales and you'll receive two Polaroid Instax mini photos of your child with Santa, a double-sided holiday ornament frame for each child, cider and hot chocolate for the kids (and nice parents), and spiked cider (for the naughty parents).

Northern Virginia

Placing of Remembrance Wreaths

December 15 | 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Free (Registration Required)

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211

Since 1992 the non-profit organization, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

Thousands of volunteers are needed to help with the placement of wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. If you would like to participate you are welcome to do so with our “Washington, DC History & Culture” non-profit community organization, or on your own as this event is open to the general public. All are welcome to volunteer, including children and community organizations.

Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights

November 9 - January 6 | 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Tickets

Meadowlark's Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna VA 22182

Bring the family to enjoy the magical Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. Every year from mid-November until just after New Year’s Day, the garden is transformed into a half-mile, animated walk of lights. Revisit perennial favorites such as the Lakeside Lights, the Fountain of Lights, and the Holiday Nature Walk - and look for new displays each year. Put on your walking shoes and bring the family to experience a Northern Virginia festive tradition. Round out your visit by roasting marshmallows and sipping on hot beverages by the fire. 

Yorktown’s MAMMA MIA!

Saturday, December 15 | 7:00 PM | Tickets

Yorktown High School, 5200 North Yorktown Blvd, Arlington VA 22207

“Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!”

The magic of ABBA's timeless songs tells the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited 20 years ago.

A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship an unforgettable show.

World Children's Choir Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 16 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $10 - $30

St. Peter's Episcopal, 4250 N Glebe Road, Arlington VA 22207

Come lift your hearts and celebrate the holiday season! The family friendly program includes beautiful carols, Hanukkah, secular, and new year songs from around the world. The concert includes an audience sing-along.

Montgomery County, MD

Winter Lights Festival

November 23 - December 31 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Tickets

Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20841

The City of Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival is getting ready to welcome visitors for its 23rd spectacular season. The wondrous display of lights at Seneca Creek State Park will be open nightly November 23 through December 31. The 3.5 miles drive through the enchanted setting of Seneca Creek State Park takes you past more than 450 illuminated displays and beautifully lit trees. 

Holiday Shopping for a Cause

Saturday, December 15 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Free

Star Gazing Farm, 16760 Whites Store Road, Boyds MD 20841

Star Gazing Farm, an animal sanctuary in Boyds, will be holding a holiday gift shop & open farm Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 10am-4pm. Gorgeous wool/alpaca woven rugs, hand-woven baskets with animal themes, knitted hats, gloves & scarves, ceramics and more.  Meet the goats, alpacas, horses, cows and sheep; pet a donkey and hang out with a pig!   Enjoy hot cider, biscuits, and a hot vegan lunch.  All sales go to benefit the animals in our care, and help us keep our educational youth work programs running.

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

December 15 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Free

My Gym Bethesda, 5110 Ridgefield Road, Bethesda MD 20816

Ring in the Holiday Season at My Gym Bethesda with play time, cookies, cocoa and a special visit from SANTA!

Pop-Up Art at Port Discovery

Saturday, December 15 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Free

Port Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore MD 21202

Create quick and portable art activities designed to encourage children to explore different media on the go! 

 Ages 3 and up.

Maryland Youth Ballet's the Nutcracker

December 12-15 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Free

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

Voted both Outstanding Production in Classical Dance and Outstanding Youth Performance by Metro DC Dance Awards, Lees’ version of the holiday classic is a metropolitan area family favorite.  There is something for everyone in this fun and engaging version of The Nutcracker—a huge cannon that fires at the mice, a beautiful growing Christmas tree, whirling flakes in a snowstorm, cute little Ginger Snaps peeking out of a huge Mother Ginger skirt, a lovely Sugar Plum dancing with her handsome Cavalier, and extraordinary costumed characters from the Kingdom of Sweets.

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