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  • Dec21

    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!


  • Sep28

    DC has a lot to offer families traveling with children and many attractions are free and do not require a ticket. But for those situations that do, you will want to make sure you have tickets in hand. offers a few suggested resources for securing tickets for your family to sporting and cultural events as well as concerts in DC.

    Congressional Tours

    Your Member of Congress can assist you with tours of the Capitol, gallery passes for a birds-eye view of the action on the House or Senate floor and tickets to certain attractions such as the Supreme Court and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. To learn more, visit our site describing what your Congressman can do for you.

    Ticket Aggregators/Discounters

    Post Tickets is a site run by the Washington Post that aggregates ticket offerings from many other sources for a wide range of events including sports, music concerts and other events.

    TICKETPLACE offers discounted tickets to theatre and performing arts venues in Metro DC. TICKETPLACE is a great way to see outstanding performances in many of the city’s top venues at a great price, although you may find it difficult to find tickets for blockbusters. You can buy tickets online or stop by the storefront in Penn Quarter located at 975 F Street, NW.


    You can also obtain tickets directly from venues hosting the events.

    Verizon Center is home to NBA, NHL, College Athletics and WNBA action along with dozens of concerts each year. When in town be sure to catch the DC Wizards, Washington Capitals, Georgetown Hoya Basketball or DC Mystics at this easily accessible and family friendly venue located in the heart of Penn Quarter.




    The Kennedy Center is DC’s premiere cultural stage and often offers family-friendly events, especially around the holiday season. (Also of note is the daily 6PM performance on the Millennium Stage that is free and does not require a ticket).

    Washington’s Professional Sports Teams


    You can watch Washington’s professional sports teams with tickets from:




    Don’t forget to check out national ticket sources as well: