Thrill to Step Afrika!'s  high-intensity dance performance. Photo courtesy of Step Afrika
Thrill to Step Afrika!'s high-intensity dance performance. Photo courtesy of Step Afrika

Best Things to Do Christmas Weekend In Washington DC with Kids

We don't have to remind you what's coming next week. Hopefully, the tree is decorated, the packages are wrapped, and your Christsmas travel plans have all been made.

Assuming you have some free time this weekend, the Washington DC area is just brimming with things to do on the weekend before Christmas. Usher in Hanukkah with a holiday skate in Arlington; thrill to the beat of a holiday musical performance in DC; or perhaps enjoy a holiday breakfast and photo-op with St. Nick in Sterling, Va.

Whatever you do, have a merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and more from your friends at Mommy Poppins. 

It's hard to escape holiday-themed entertainment this time of year, but if you'd like to, why not take part in a Saturday art experiment or a Sunday morning nature walk, or enjoy a visit to the Capitol.

As always, see our holiday roundups for the best seasonal entertainment in the DC area. And remember, our events calendar is loaded with fun, family events right through New Year's Day.

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Locust Grove Nature Center
7777 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817

Atlas Performing Arts Center - The Paul Sprenger Theatre
1333 H Street NE
Washington , DC 20002

Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar
172 Fleet St
National Harbor, MD 20745

Nationals Park
1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003

CItywide
Washington, DC

2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Once Upon A Dream
46321 McClellan Way
Sterling, VA 20165

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
1644 31st Street NW
, DC 20007

National Law Enforcement Museum
444 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

United States Capitol Vistor Center
First St NE Meet at the entrance of Exhibition Hall
Washington, DC 20515

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Dyke Marsh
6401 George Washington Memorial Parkway
Alexandria, VA 22307

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Once Upon A Dream Sterling
46321 McClellan Way
Sterling, VA 20165

Pentagon Row
1201 South Joyce Street Outdoor Rink
Arlington, VA 02476
Crystalline
Artechouse - various times
Hip Hop Cinderella
- various times
Estella Scrooge
- various times
Astronomy Days
- various times
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