I got too into the holiday spirit and couldn’t squeeze in a blog post on time. For those of you who were desperate for some weekend fun and bummed the weekend picks didn’t arrive in your inbox in time, I typically post events regularly on Instagram. There is a lot to do on Sunday!
10:00am-6:00pm: Ice Lounge at City Center
CityCenterDC will open a life-size, modern, ice igloo made of 36,000 pounds of ice blocks in The Park at CityCenter. Styled with plush interiors by Joseph Ireland of JD Ireland Interior Architecture + Design, this one-of-a-kind, frozen structure will allow Washingtonians to fulfill their subzero dreams for a weekend.
10:00-11:30am: Transformers: Animals and Heroes at Smithsonian National Zoo
Bring your young animal lover to the Zoo this weekend for “Transformers: Animal Action Heroes,” a preschool class for 3-5 year olds! There’s more than meets the eye to these shape shifters! Many animals change their shape or appearance sometime during their life to survive. Learn about the special powers they use to transform and change. Zoo preschool classes are designed for children ages 3-5 to discover a whole new view of the National Zoo. “Adult-and-me” format classes use interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play, and exciting Zoo Walks to engage your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world. Pre-registration is required. $28/child for FONZ members. $35/child for non-members. Registration fee covers one child with adult. Learn more and register here.
10:00am: Tiny Tots: Nutcracker Fantasy at The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo
10:30am Uptown Theatre in Cleveland Park will show a holiday movie: Elf.
11:00am AND 2:00pm: Hansel & Gretel at Synetic Theatre
11:00am AND 2:00pm: Frosty the Snowman at Adventure Theatre
11:30am: Revolting Rhymes at National Gallery of Art
Celebrate the 100th birthday of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl. Based on the much-loved children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake,Revolting Rhymes takes the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk, and Cinderella, then mixes them together and serves them with a mischievous twist. (Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, United Kingdom, 2016, 58 min.) Ages 8 and up.
11:30am AND 100pm: The Nutcracker on Strings at The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo
4:00pm: Chanukah Hebrew Story Hour at Milton (formerly JPDS-NC)
Please join with your 3-6 year old for a fun, engaging and Hebrew-filled afternoon. Milton Hebrew teachers will read a Chanukah story, sing songs and lead the children in a craft project all in Hebrew! Free event but RSVP required.