The U.S. Botanic Garden is displaying their annual Season’s Greenings: All Aboard, thru January 1, 2019.Visitors can “explore America by train" as the annual holiday event showcases historic railroad stations across the country. In the model train show, trains chug around, below, through, and above plant-based recreations of iconic depots from across the U.S. There are thousands of blooms throughout the Conservatory, including a showcase of heirloom and newly-developed poinsettia varieties. The Garden’s collection of D.C. landmarks made from plant materials fills the Garden Court, including a new addition this season.
Image below: A view of a previous Season's Greenings show.
The Keegan Theatre’s PLAY-RAH-KA will present the children’s classic, The Elves and the Shoemaker, written by Kristin Walter & directed by Alexis J. Hartwick, December 22-30. The show will feature Jake Null, Maggie Leigh Walker, Emily Dwornik, Duane Richards, Joe Baker and Debora Crabbe.
The story is about a lone shoemaker who makes shoes that are miserably uncomfortable, his daughter, and two elves who create fabulous shoes for the family. But all the money in the world doesn’t necessarily buy happiness. Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA is the educational and family-focused arm of The Keegan Theatre.
The National Zoo is displaying ZooLights - powered by Pepco – thru January 1, except for December 24, 25 & 31. The free event includes live music, winter treats and opportunities for holiday shopping. More than a half-million environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music! Please note: ZooLights is free and open to the public - even during special event nights!
Ford's Theatre is presenting Charles Dickens's A Chistmas Carol, thru December 30.The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption in this music-infused production. Acclaimed actor Craig Wallace has returned to play Ebenezer Scrooge.
The 2018–2019 ice-skating season at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is in progress through March 10, weather permitting.The Rink is located on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW, where it attracts thousands of visitors each year. Image below: A night-time view of the Skating Rink
The Second Annual Light Up The SeasonEvent to Benefit Children's Nationalwill take place at Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown on December 16. The family-friendly community fundraising event is co-hosted by Children’s Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. Twenty-three artists from DC, Maryland and Virginia will create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths, menorahs and artwork – all available for purchase. There will be activities for all ages, including holiday cookie decorating, ornament-making, musical performances and visits from Santa and Dr. Bear. Entertainment expert Penny Lyons of Lyonslifestyle will offer an exclusive presentation focused on her “making the ordinary extraordinary” approach to entertaining at home. April McClain-Delaney, regulatory attorney and Washington Director of Common Sense Media, will serve as the event’s Honorary Chair.
Image below: A view of the 2017 Light Up the Season event.
The NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo 2019 will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center January 12 & 13.The free event is a hands-on exposition that offers information on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, with forums on healthy cooking, exercise, and activities for children including games & face-painting.
The Washington Winter Antique Show – themed Elegant Entertaining - will take place at The Katzen Arts Center at American University on January 11-13. The event will feature more than 40 outstanding dealers, celebrity guests, dealer talks & special events, plus a jazz night celebration. George Washington's Mount Vernon will lend an exhibit titled Elegant Entertaining with George and Martha Washington.