Holiday Parades, Santa Flying In, and More Fun Things To Do in DC this Weekend with Kids

See a dazzling Christmas light display at the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens. Photo courtesy of Montgomery Parks
See a dazzling Christmas light display at the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens. Photo courtesy of Montgomery Parks

Looking for the best things to do in DC this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

December is here and holiday festivities are in full swing. Don't miss the boat parade visible from both the Alexandria Waterfront and the District Wharf on Saturday evening. Want to sing your favorite holiday songs? Head to Wolf Trap for a Holiday Sing-A-Long. Or stand outside the College Park Airport where Santa will fly in via airplane instead of sleigh this Saturday. 

Museums in DC will host family events this weekend. The National Postal Museum hosts a Super Stamps and the Season of Giving event and enjoy crafts and family activities at the Winter Holiday Family Day at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Don’t miss our lists of where to have breakfast with Santa near DC, The Nutcracker and Other Holiday Shows near DC, and the best things to do in Washington, DC in December with kids. Plus, bookmark our Family Activity Calendar for more things to do every day.

Season's Greenings at US Botanic Garden
United States Botanic Garden - 10:00 AM Pick
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience
Imagination Stage - 10:45 AM Pick
Festival of Trees
Maryland State Fairgrounds - 10:00 AM Pick
ZooLights at the National Zoo
Smithsonian's National Zoo - 5:00 PM Pick
Georgetown GLOW
Georgetown - 5:00 PM Pick
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