Watch the boats go by during two holiday boat parades
Saturday, December 7
Waterfronts at The Wharf and Old Town Alexandria
From either side of the Potomac River, you can see brightly lit boats cruise along the water, and then take part in dockside festivities. Alexandria’s parade starts 5:30pm, with activities before and after, like a pop-up beer garden, giveaways, crafts, food, drink, and more. The District’s parade begins at 7pm, and also features activities before and after, including music, crafts, a photobooth, a balloon artist, ice skating, and fireworks. Get your photo with Santa at either event.
Cost: Free admission
Saturday, December 14
Alexandria Black History Museum
The Alexandria Black History Museum hosts an annual workshop on how to celebrate Kwanzaa. Learn about the history, principles, symbols, and activities related to the holiday, and get inspired to plan your own celebration.
Saturday, December 14 - Sunday, December 15
Dance Place is celebrating Kwanzaa with a performance by Coyaba Academy, Coyaba Dance Theater, and special guests to embody the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Cost: Tickets start at $15
Get in the spirit with two holiday shows at Capital One Arena
Monday, December 16 and Monday, December 23
Capital One Arena
During the holiday season this year, the Capital One Arena is hosting the HOT 99.5 Jingle Ball (with Halsey, Khalid, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, French Montana, Lewis Capaldi, and Why Don't We) and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Eve show.
Cost: Prices vary
Saturday, December 21 - Sunday, December 22
Washington National Cathedral
The majestic National Cathedral will host its annual concerts with jubilant tunes and carols performed by a chorus, organ, and brass. Expect Christmas favorites and a festive carol sing-along.
Cost: Tickets start at $25