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6 Holiday Events Near National Harbor
It’s officially the holidays – Christmas trees are up, lights are lit, and invitations are piling up. We know that figuring out your holiday game plan can be hard, so we did the legwork and found six great holiday events near National Harbor to bring you good cheer:
1. Bobby McKey’s Holiday Family Show at National Harbor
Who doesn’t love dueling piano concerts as a way to celebrate the holidays? Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar holds a holiday concert for the whole family with special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 12 and Dec. 19.
2. The Harbor Holiday Market at National Harbor
Every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 14– Dec. 20 National Harbor hosts the Holiday Harbor Market on American Way. During the last two weekends of the market, find lovely gifts, delicious treats, and a heaping dose of holiday spirit as you wander along a street filled with cheer.
3. Harbor Holiday Movies at National Harbor
With the Harbor Holiday Movies, you can combine the joy of Christmas with the fun of outdoor movies. Movies are shown on the Plaza, rain or shine, and the last two movies shown this season will be:
12th – Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
19th – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
4. Gaylord National Resort’s ICE! at National Harbor
At Gaylord National Resort, there’s a whole winter wonderland for you to discover. ICE! features two million pounds of ice sculptures, ice slides, and a depiction of the classic special Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. You can revel in wintery delight at Gaylord National Resort through Jan. 3, 2016.
5. A Christmas Carol at Alexandria and Washington, DC
No holiday season is complete without this classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and ghostly holiday spirits. The famous Ford’s Theater is performing the beloved Dickens story through the end of December, and MetroStage in Alexandria is showing a hilarious cross between the traditional story and parodies of 33 Broadway showtunes in “A Broadway Christmas Carol.” Reserve your tickets soon – they’re going fast!
6. The Sixth Annual Scooby Doo Mansion Christmas Ball at Washington, DC
If you want to venture into DC, you’ll find that the best way to celebrate the season is with a Christmas Ball. A night of drinks, dancing, bonfires and merriment, the Sixth Annual Scooby Doo Mansion Christmas Ball is held at the Scooby Doo Mansion in Northwest DC, Dec. 12. All are welcome to join.