Christmas Weekend Round Up, Dec. 23-26
By December 23, 2021 0 622•
Merry Christmas! We hope you enjoy this festive weekend with so many delightful seasonal activities. There’s the Nutcracker, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, holiday displays at the U.S. Botanic Garden and the B&O Railroad Museum. Don’t miss celebrations at the Four Seasons and the Mansion on O Street too!
Light Up the Season with the Four Seasons
The Four Seasons Georgetown is offering the chance (through Jan. 2) to purchase creations from local designers and patients at Children’s National. Proceeds from the event will raise money for the hospital. More information on Light Up the Season can be found here.
Don’t Miss The Nutcracker (with a Georgetown Twist) at the Warner Theatre
A holiday tradition for many, The Nutcracker will be at the Warner through Dec. 26. This particular production is set in Georgetown in the 1880s and involves historical figures such as George Washington (Yay!), King George III (Boo!) and others. Tchaikovsky’s awe-inspiring score delights as always, as do the 100+ dancers from The Washington School of Ballet. More information on the last weekend of performances can be found here.
Choo Choo! Check Out the B&O Railroad Museum Holiday Festival of Trains
If you’ve got little ones in town this weekend, you may want to bring them to the B&O Railroad Museum’s Holiday Festival of Trains. The opening of the new Model Train Gallery includes a gorgeously crafted HO Scale model layout of Baltimore circa 1997. The museum is a winter wonderland of fun for all ages. Don’t miss live performances, a daytime reindeer railway ride, photos with Santa, Frosty the Snowman and Mrs. Claus and lots of other fun things to do. More information on the events can be found here.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is Back at Capital One Arena
Described by The Washington Post as “an arena-rock juggernaut,” simultaneously evoking Pink Floyd, Yes and The Who, Trans-Siberian Orchestra is back at Capital One Arena Dec. 23 performing music from their iconic album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” The band, celebrating 25 years of rockin’ out, will be playing all their popular holiday music from the album, including “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24.” Ticket information can be found here.
See the Outdoor Holiday Display at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Indoor events are closed, but the U.S. Botanic Garden has made do (and then some!) with a beautiful outdoor display of holiday greenery and a train display as well (More Choo Choo!) This year’s holiday train display theme is “agricultural scenes from across the U.S. and around the world.” Conservatory windows will be decorated with D.C. landmark building replicas made out of natural materials. No tickets are required for the outdoor event, but masks and social distancing are encouraged. More information on the garden can be found here.
Enjoy a Christmas Eve Breakfast Tour at the Mansion on O Street
The Mansion on O Street will be decked out for Christmas on Friday from 9-11:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast with sweet breads, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit, coffee, juice and more. There are over 100 rooms at the Mansion on O St. and 80 secret doors to explore. A cash bar can be enjoyed and masks are required. More information on the breakfast can be found here.