10 Best Things to Do in the DC Area This Weekend!

by Jaano India

10. District’s Holiday Boat Parade:
You can watch a parade of more than 60 bedazzled boats float along the Washington Channel.

9. Alexandria’s biggest holiday weekend:
You'll see a parade of more than 50 boats cruise along the Potomac River as part of Alexandria’s holiday weekend festivities.

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8. City Ridge’s Tree Lighting Festival:
You'll find caroling, ice-carving demonstrations, photos with Santa, train rides, seasonal drinks, and more.

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7. Tenley WinterFest:
Close out the Tenley WinterFest with loads of local holiday food specials and events.

6. The Tempest:
Round House Theatre, in collaboration with Folger Theatre, is showing entertaining stage-play-turned-magic show.

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5. Budget-friendly:
Shop sweet treats, luxury scents, fashion, jewelry, and more at the Park View Holiday Market at Hook Hall.

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4. Arts and culture:
Lay eyes on the latest luxury trends at The Gatsby Showcase fashion show (Sun, $75+, Southwest DC).

3. History and heritage:
The Smithsonian is hosting a National Conversation on Race ft. five panelists and a music performance by Nolan Williams Jr. and the NEWorks Voices of America

2. Music and concerts:
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC presents a sparkly Holiday Show (Sat, $25+, U Street).

1. Get involved:
Browse food and handmade wares and sample wines from Lebanon and the Caucasus at Maydan’s holiday market.

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