More Holiday Happenings... to Get in the Spirit

The Ford’s Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol” through December 31, 2011. In this celebrated telling of Dickens’ ghost-infused holiday tale, audiences hear familiar carols, encounter imaginative stage tricks and discover the goodwill, compassion and charity that inspire the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a transformative journey. Acclaimed Washington stage actor Edward Gero returns to play Scrooge in the production...

It wouldn't be Christmastime without a performance of The Nutcracker. The Washington Ballet's one-of-a-kind Nutcracker, set in 1882 Georgetown, stars George Washington as the heroic Nutcracker, King George III as the villainous Rat King, Anacostia Indians, frontiersmen, and many other all-American delights. Set to the iconic music of Pytor Ilych Tchaikovsky, the vibrant performance dances across the stage December 1 through 24, 2011 at the historic Warner Theatre

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner boasts a life size Gingerbread Wonderland Boutique - through Christmas Eve - with a variety of delights, special gift ideas and exciting culinary creations to browse while shopping...

ZooLights...the Zoo's popular holiday program is FREE again this year, and has been expanded with new activities and added dates. (Weekends Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4, and Dec. 9-11, and every night beginning Dec. 16 – Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24, 25, 31).)  One of this year's most exciting features happens on December 11th, when Washington Capitals players Marcus Johansson and Mathieu Perreault skate (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) on the ZooLights iceless skating rink, sponsored by GEICO, with 50 area-children. “Slapshot,” the Capitals mascot, will also be at the Zoo that evening to sign autographs, skate with ZooLights guests, and provide a unique photo opportunity.

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