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Once there was a boy who dreamed a star could be his new friend—if only he could catch one. He tried climbing to the top of the tallest tree. He tried flying in a paper rocket ship. But nothing worked. Just when the boy was about to give up, he discovered something as dazzling and special as the star he was seeking!

Hundreds of diverse gift items, such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and textiles will be offered by 60 exhibitors each day.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Gaylord National Resort. Experience the Washington, D.C.’s Capital of Christmas at our award-winning Christmas On The Potomac celebration.

This year, take a train ride across America as our annual holiday show Season’s Greenings showcases train stations! Plant-based recreations of iconic train stations from across the United States will be represented in the train room.

The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning November 29th, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center.

Stop by for unique jewelry, toys, home goods, and other gifts for everyone on your list.

Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more!

Draw inspiration from the thousands of objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center and sketch your own work of art based on a weekly challenge provided by a Luce Foundation Center staff member.

Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights, powered by Pepco, a part of their annual holiday tradition.

Experience the sparkle of the season at Georgetown GLOW, the region’s only curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations.

Boat Burning, a DC-based experimental rock ensemble featuring original works for multiple electric guitars, celebrates the holiday season with an evening of shimmering harmonics.

Light Yards is BACK! The DC region’s premier outdoor public light art installation, returns for its fourth year at The Yards, with two must-see, worldwide traveling light installations, The Pool, by New York-based Jen Lewin Studio and Angels of Freedom, by Israel-based OGE Group.

Evenings in the Garden are magical! Join us for live seasonal music in the Garden Court.

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.

. Enjoy these talented vocalists as they perform in the renaissance style.

From raining meatballs and pea soup fog to rocks falling on cars, we’re looking at the sky for inspiration at STORYTIME this week.

In this brief tour, get an intimate look at Hillwood’s holiday decor with the experts!

You, Me, Them, Everybody is a talk show/podcast that records live in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

DC’s perennial favorite, Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker, celebrates 15 years in 2018 with 40 performances! This celebrated production is set in historic 1882 Georgetown with George Washington, King George III, and other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.

They are known for their creative performances and unique song arrangements in four-part harmony.

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The Equipment The main attraction of the park is a large climbing structure that leads to a huge metal globe with telescopes. There is also a high tube slide, a several swings,…

3600 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20007

Four spherical globes, ranging in size from 8 to 22 feet in diameter, will be featured with shadow theater technology projecting awe-inspiring holiday visuals. Each sphere will…

355 Water Street, SE, Washington, District Of Columbia 20003

Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few…

355 Water Street, SE, Washington, District Of Columbia 20003

The Scene With locations across the Washington metro area, this is a review of the newest location in Alexandria. Voted 2012’s Best in D.C. by Washingtonian Magazine, the Old…

3515 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, District Of Columbia 20008

Politics & Prose is both bookstore and coffeehouse and is a staple for DC area residents! They have a wide selection of titles and also host some fantastic events for adults…

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20008

The O’Neill-James School of Irish Dancing is the largest Irish dance school in the DC metro area. They have trained hundreds of excellent students who have competed in the…

Alliance Francaise is the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world. They offer classes for children from ages 12 months and up. In addition to their…

2142 Wyoming Avenue, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20008

Key Bridge Boathouse (formerly Jack’s boathouse) is located on the water right near the Key Bridge in Washington, DC. They rent kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards (SUP…

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Washington, District Of Columbia 20003

Look for Bob Brown’s puppet shows at area theaters, schools, and parks. Fairfax County Parks and Wolf Trap host summer shows. Visit the website for upcoming shows. Bob Brown…

Key Bridge Boathouse (formerly Jack’s boathouse) is located on the water right near the Key Bridge in Washington, DC. They rent kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards (SUP…

3500 K Street, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20007

The scene: This rustic Italian restaurant and wine bar specializes in the foods of Venice and Southern Tuscany. The restaurant is accommodating to different allergies and budgets.…

3435 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20008

Who exactly is Ukulele Phil and how did he start this fun show? I originally hail from Maine and came to the DC area to attend Georgetown University where I met my future wife.…

Andrea’s Beyond Balloons has balloons for all occasions, including balloon sculptures, entertainment, and decorations. Your Imagination is our creation.”

Frank Cassel, aka The Banjo Man is known to Washington DC kids of all ages. For a listing of performances or to listen to a sample of his music, visit the website. You can…

Barbara is a professional face painter and is available for birthday parties, community picnics, holiday parties and more. She uses non-toxic, hypoallergenic paints and materials…

Studying improv is a must” for budding performers, and the skills it teaches are great for everyone. Our students learn how to stretch their imaginations, develop characters…

City Kids Theater, Georgetown’s friendly neighborhood theater for young audiences, offers performing arts classes for students ages 1 to 18. Education with City Kids Theater…

1556 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20007

Brixalot Inc. rents brix for birthday parties featuring an ocean of LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks by the tens of thousands. Kids don’t just sit and watch a performer in a…

Camp Arena Stage is a multi-arts camp located on the beautiful, gated campus of Georgetown Visitation. Campers choose their own schedules from a host of activities in theater,…

1524 35th Street, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20007

Relax and destress with one of the many yoga classes at Flow Yoga Center. All classes aim to guide you toward complete wellness, flexibility, strength and balance. Yoga from…

1450 P Street NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20005

The CCBC Children’s Center is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 2:45pm. There is a toddler program for ages 18 months to two years (two or three mornings/week). Three…

5671 Western Avenue NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20015

Children’s Chorus of Washington is a world-class choral music education program open to children from the greater Washington area, ages 9-18, who love to sing. All interested…

4626 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 100, Washington, District Of Columbia 20016

Bring some magical fun to your birthday party or special event. I perform in costume as the goofy wizard, Professor Fizzwiffle. During the show, the professor weaves stories of…

We will touch upon the fundamentals of drawing, painting, sculpture and printing with fun-filled exercises. We will also devote time to longer-term multi-day projects which will…

4723 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20016

Each class hopes to create periods of amazement, excitement, invention, organization, attention, surprise, observation, contemplation and connection.

4723 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20016

Cakes by Chris Furin offers cakes, cupcakes and cookies for your special occassion. All products are made fresh and include only the best ingredients!

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Infamous Robotics LLC provides various hands-on Robotics educational courses for children ages 5 to 15 years old. We have conducted robotics educational events for the Smithsonian…

Parent Child University offers classes for parents and children. Offering Signing Smart play classes and workshops, Kindermusik classes, Do Re Me & You! award winning musical…

The scene The crowd is half hipster couples, half families at this gourmet pizza hangout. The food The menu centers on salads and pizza — a half-dozen specialty pizzas, or…

5037 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20008

Two intensive 3-week 30-hour-per-week programs for teens ages 13-17. Rigorous and demanding, the all day program offers voice, movement, ensemble, and improvisation in the morning…

1501 14th Street NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20005

The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, DC’s largest and most comprehensive independent theatre training institution, presents a summer season of plays and musicals…

733 8th Street NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

Learn Now Music is a professional, in home and on-site music education service. They offer instruction in piano, guitar, violin, drums, voice, all band and orchestra instruments.…

Sign your junior crafters up now for summer fun!

3019 M St NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20007

There’s no more exciting place to spend the summer than at Summer Camp at the Smithsonian, where all kinds of dreams can come true. Where else can campers blast into space…

1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20560

Join us for an epic adventure alongside Biblical heroes and discover the qualities that make them truly heroes in God. Treasure Hunters VBS uses music, science, crafts, games and…

3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20016

Fit Kids Hit the Stage is an interactive summer camp designed to expose your child to a world of creativity and healthy living through the use of theater, dance, visual arts,…

3400 14th Street, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20010

The Scene There’s something unique in the city when you see a little building with a split barn door. The only seating is a little patio. They are located by a school. Signs…

340 15th St. SE, Washington, District Of Columbia 20003

Do you have concerns about your child’s… Developmental Milestones Gross Motor Skills Balance Coordination Motor Planning Strength EnduranceDinosaur Physical Therapy is…

33rd Street NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20007

This is Washington’s original (and only) tour about Charles Dickens visits to the City. Performed in costume with a special adaptation of A Christmas Carol” as part…

33rd Street NW and Patterson Street NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 22015

The Equipment The park is divided into three separate, but connected areas. The first area is a playground space for younger children with a sandbox, swings (including bucket…

33rd Street NW and Patterson Street NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 22015

What would the Holidays be without a generous helping of whipped cream? And nothing delivers creamy aural delights better than Strauss, Lèhar, Friml, and Herbert’s lilting music.…

3333 14th Street NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20018

Come groove along with the Duke’s jazz piano! Take your kids on an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC and discover how a local hero championed African-American…

3333 14th Street NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20018

A famous Mexican fare restaurant located on Wisconsin Avenue in NW Washington DC. Their kids menu has food for $3.95 to $4.95, featuring tacos, nachos, quesadillas and enchiladas.…

3300 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20016