There’s always so much going on in the DMV, and with the holiday season in full swing it can be hard to choose what to do. Here’s your guide to some of the can’t-miss events going on around town.
For The Whole Family:
Enchant Christmas has a little something for everyone. Nationals Park has been transformed into a winter wonderland, so it can’t be missed this holiday season. Whether you want to skate through a trail of lights, do some last-minute shopping, or pose for a picture with Santa, Enchant Christmas has it all.
Nov. 22-Dec. 29, 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Nationals Park. Tickets $14.99 – $19.99 for adults, dc.enchantchristmas.com.
For The Theater-Goers:
The Theater at MGM National Harbor presents the Cirque Du Soleil production, Cirque Dreams Holidaze. This two-hour spectacle celebrates Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s, with some of the best performers in the world. Don’t miss out on the Lobby Bar while you’re there, because it’s bringing a Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland to life with fun giveaways, photos with Santa and special drink specials.
Pop stars will be out in full force for the ninth stop of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2019. The HOT 99.5 iconic and emerging performers include Halsey, Khalid, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, Why Don’t We and Lewis Capaldi.
December 16, Presented by Capital One at Capital One Arena, go to ticketmaster.com.
For The Ones Who Want To Take a Shopping Break:
Georgetown Glow is back for a sixth year, with a specially curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations. It’s the perfect end to a day of shopping or after dinner at a Georgetown staple. It’s free, although guided tour tickets can be purchased.
Dec. 6-Jan. 5, 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Georgetown, georgetownglowdc.com.
For The Kids:
ICE! At Gaylord National is back this holiday season with How The Grinch Stole Christmas! This self-guided walk-through experience depicts the story of the Grinch and all the Whos in Whoville through over 2 million hand-carved ice sculptures, as well as four two-story tall ice slides.
The Christmas Village National Harbor, MD, Dec. 14-30. Tickets $25 for children and $33 for adults, www.ChristmasAtGaylordNational.com.
For The Instagram Savvy:
Light Yards is a month-long celebration of light at The Yards DC. For their fifth year, they’ve created an illuminated adventure through interactive light installation, Airship Orchestra. It’s been carefully curated by ENESS artists. During the day, it’s a creation that’s more than Instagram worthy, but at night it becomes an immersive and neon experience.
Dec. 6-23, Free admission, https://www.theyardsdc.com/event/2019/12/light-yards-4/.
For Those Wanting To Stay in the Holiday Spirit:
Washington National Cathedral will put on a “Holiday Light Spectacular,” with live music, a stunning indoor light show, and a screening of the 1982 film, “The Snowman” which will be accompanied by a live orchestra. If you’re looking for that extra dose of Christmas cheer after the 25th, this is your place to go.
Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. The event is free but tickets are required, RSVP to email@example.com.