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Here are a few more tips for entertaining your family and friends over the next several days when you aren’t unwrapping gifts:

  • Behind the scenes National Cathedral Tour: Recommended for children 11 years old and older. 10:30 am and 1:30 pm most weekdays. $15 per person. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues, NW.
  • Monument Tour by Night: Lead by a National Park Service Ranger. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday. FREE. Tour begins at the World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. For more information call 202-426-6841.
  • Portrait Story Days – Jim Henson: listen to a story about the famous Muppet’s creator and create a special piece of art. Saturday, December 22nd from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm and Sunday, December 23rd from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. FREE. National Gallery of Art, Eight and F Streets, NW. For more information call 202-633-1000.
  • An Enchanted Christmas – Sing-A-Long: Choral Art Society of Washington will perform beloved Christmas carols and favorite sing-a-longs. Monday, December 24th at 1:00 pm. $15-$70. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F Street, NW. For more information call 202-467-4600.
  • The Stories of Eric Carle: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” “Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me,” all performed for children 4 years old and older. 11:00 am and 1:30 pm December 27-31. $18. Kennedy Center Family Theater, 2700 F Street, NW. For more information call 202-467-4600
  • The Building Zone: Children learn about the building trade through play. Recommended for children 2 years old – 6 years old. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Mondays – Saturdays and 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sundays. Closed Christmas Day. $3. National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW. For more information call 202-272-2448.
  • And remember the U.S Botanic Garden with their wonderful train exhibit will be open on Christmas Day.

Have fun with your family and friends in Washington, DC during the holidays.

 I would like to thank the Washington Post and their Local Living section for helping me stay in the know!


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