If a table filled with a seriously festive food spread (think: turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie…) isn’t enough to put you in a holiday mood, this weekend’s roster of events surely will. Get crafty–and very glittery–with a special Thanksgiving tablescape workshop, check out a performance of Frosty the Snowman, or hang out with Santa at the mall. Scrooges need not apply.

Photo: meg via flickr


Thanksgiving Glitterfest
A free one-day workshop for young artists and families to decorate sparkling centerpieces with glitter for their Thanksgiving table. Nothing says “Thanks!” like glitter – and all the mess can stay in this classroom (and not your home). Families are encouraged to bring their own items to decorate, but can also choose from a limited selection of free centerpiece items at the workshop. SatEvent

H Street

Atlas Presents: The Apple Tree
The Apple Tree tells the story of a woman who lives in the countryside with her lively dog, her shy cat, and her cuddly sheep. The performance features charming puppets and beautiful live music. FriEvent

Glen Echo

Frosty the Snowman
Do you want to build a snow man? How about watching him spring to life in front of you for one day of adventures before he melts away? In this merry wintertime romp, chock-full of chuckles and comic antics, Frosty dances into the hearts of kids and adults alike- even the heart of one near-sighted cop- through his uproarious antics. Fri.-SatEvent


The internationally acclaimed female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe performs a stirring mix of traditional Zimbabwean music, afro jazz, gospel, and crossover in their first American tour. Their pure voices are augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments, such as the mbira (thumb piano), and organic, authentic dance movements. FriEvent


SantaFest at the Mall at Prince Georges
Santa Fest, is an action-packed day and one of MPG’s most highly anticipated events of the year. Rudolph, the Nutcracker, Holly and Tinker Elf will es-cort Santa to center court, and spread holiday cheer. Family fun activities include DIY ornament decorating with Art Works Now, a live DJ playing a selection of holiday music for kids and strolling character leading sing-alongs. SatEvent


Dazzle Dash
Dazzle Dash celebrates the opening of the 23rd Symphony of Lights, including the magical lighting ceremony! Bring your friends and family to walk through the outdoor display of lights. Experience the excitement as the holiday season begins and enjoy entertainment, giveaways and activities. SunEvent

What do you have planned for the weekend? Do share in the comments below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady