Has your week been a little on the rocky side? You can de Baseball fans will want to stop by the Nationals’ annual Winterfest for interactive events and meet and greets. Other weekend standouts include and ornament making workshop, a Nutcracker family performance and Santa sightings…everywhere!

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Mt. Vernon Place

Washington Nationals Winterfest
The Nationals’ event of the offseason will again feature two days of fun! Open to fans of all ages, guests can enjoy holiday and baseball themed activities and interactive events, meet and greet their favorite Nationals player and coaches, take a photo with Santa, enjoy their favorite ballpark concession, do any last-minute holiday shopping and much more!. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Garden of Lights
Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Holiday Ornament Workshop
This free family-friendly, workshop provides the opportunity to create paper ornaments for the Holiday season. All materials are provided. If you have special paper you would like to use, feel free to bring it the day of the event. Sat. Event details.

Glen Echo

Santa Saturday with Mermaid Erica
Have your picture taken with Santa, Mermaid Erica or both! Enjoy some Yuletide fun in the December sun. Or snow. Ho Ho Go! Sea you there. Sat. Event details.

Pentagon City

Nutcracker Tea
Come dressed in your holiday best for a very special treat! Enjoy a special high tea and mini-performance of The Nutcracker, presented by Ballet Nova, A Center for Dance. Sun. Event details.


Vienna Boys Choir
One of the finest choral ensembles in the world makes its traditional visit to the Center for its glorious vocal celebration of Christmas. Always a highlight of the Center’s holiday season, this concert features cherished carols, pop favorites, and sacred hymns sung with the purity and excellence of these talented young boys—all between the ages of 10 and 14. Sun. Event details.

What are your weekend plans? Share in the comments below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady