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Things to Do

 Scottish Christmas Walk Parade
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2012 in Alexandria, VA

Holiday Boat Parade Of Lights:
Saturday, December 1, 2012
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Festivities on the docks at the Alexandria Waterfront (music and entertainment). Santa arrives by boat @ 4:15pm! Alexandria’s harbor lights up when dozens of illuminated boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. at the Alexandria City Marina behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center, with free photos with Santa for kids and canines, plus free hot cocoa and cider.

U.S Botanic Gardens Holiday Exhibit
The U.S. Botanic Garden presents a unique holiday exhibit featuring
model trains and incredible replicas of Washington, DC’s most famous buildings
and monuments. The exhibit runs from November 22, 2012 through January 1, 2013.
Adults and children will be fascinated by this special Christmas-time treat in
the nation’s capital.

2012 Holiday Music Schedule

The Conservatory will be open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in December for the holiday season. During these evenings there will be musical performances from 6 – 8 p.m. (except December 25)

  • Tuesday,
    December 4 – 40 Thieves, Irish rock music
  • Thursday,
    December 6 – Capital Hearings, a cappella
  • Tuesday,
    December 11 – Project Natale, jazz
  • Thursday,
    December 13 – Lox & Vodka, Klezmer
  • Tuesday,
    December 18 – Buskers, barbershop quartet
  • Thursday,
    December 20 – Capital Accord Chorus, choral
  • Thursday,
    December 27 – Samovar, Russian folk

Zoo Lights
November 23-December 9, Friday, Saturday and Sunday only
Open nightly December 14–January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) Hours: 5-9 the National Zoo in ashington, DC is a winter holiday event that is sure to be fun for the whole family. The National Zoo presents a display of thousands of sparkling lights featuring sculptures of many of the Zoo’s most popular animals, including giant pandas, Asian elephants, gibbons, a sea lion, an octopus, and a Komodo dragon. Visitors at ZooLights will enjoy
winter-themed crafts, ice sculpting demonstrations, choral groups, and storytellers. Visitors can warm up inside the animal houses

National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Festivities at the lighting ceremony include
musical performances and hot latkes and donuts. This year’s celebration will
feature the US Air Force Band. The menorah will be lit each night of Hanukkah. Location:
The Ellipse, near the White House

National Christmas Tree Lighting at the U.S. Captiol
December 4th @ 5pm

Jingle All the Way 8K
Kick off the holiday season with us on Sunday, December 9 at 9AM at the Jingle All the Way 8K.

Jingle your way through the heart of DC at this fun-for-all spirited 8K. Put those bells on your shoes then grab your elves, your reindeer, your candy canes and register today!

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