The DC holiday Party Schedule is ridiculous. There are so many things to do and people to see. From the White House to the U.S. Capitol to the magnificent hotel lobby of the Willard Intercontinental, Washington DC is the place to see and if you are lucky enough, the place to be.
Kennedy Center – December 10-14, 2014. The Nutcracker – Ballet West returns with Willam Christensen’s beloved production of The Nutcracker danced to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, 2700 F St., NW, Washington, DC (202) 467-4600
Warner Theatre – December 4-28, 2014. The Nutcracker – The Washington Ballet, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC (202) 397-7328 or (800) 551-7328
Momentum Dance Theatre – December 13-14 and 20-21, 2014. Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker – Stuart Hobson Middle School, 410 E Street NE, Washington, DC and the Publick Playhouse, Cheverly, Maryland (202) 785-0035
Capitol Christmas Tree
Listen to holiday music by a section of The United States Marine Band (The President’s Own), and carols sung by the Congressional Chorus. The Speaker of the House officially lights the Capitol Christmas Tree. Speaker John Boehner lit the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree. The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be harvested from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota. Companion trees will be provided by the Minnesota Tree Growers Association to be placed inside offices in Washington DC.
Ellipse near the White House. Visit the National Christmas Tree through Jan. 1. www.whitehouse.gov The Tree is lit each year by the President and First Lady of the United States. This year the tree was lit by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Smithsonian Holiday Festival 2014 Washington DC
The holiday event features family-friendly entertainment at several museums including concerts by the U.S. Air Force’s Max Impact, Silver Wings, and Celtic Aire, seasonal films such as The Muppet Christmas Carol, Mars Chocolate demonstrations, trunk shows, and more.