2 & 4 p.m. Concert Hall
NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular
An annual tradition! The Concert Hall transforms into a ghostly sight when our ghoulishly attired musicians perform new and old classics to celebrate Halloween. Arrive early for trick-or-treating and a special Haunted Hall Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.”
Event: Fall Festival
Where: Woodrow Wilson Plaza (1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004)
When: Thursday October 31 from 10AM-2PM
Description: Save the date and join us on October 31 for another Fall Festival at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center! Bring your family, friends and co-workers to enjoy free Halloween festivities including: hay bale maze, face painting, pumpkin decorating with Blick, candy giveaways, costumed characters, DC Public Library Book Bike, music, food vendors, and so much more!
This event is sponsored by: DowntownDC BID, TCMA (A Drew Company) and Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
The Kennedy Center brings the fun outdoors this Halloween with Hall-O-Screen Party: A Nightmare Before Christmas, a free night filled with tricks and treats for the D.C. community. Patrons are welcome to come in costume to celebrate the haunted holiday at the REACH.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on October 31, join Becky Ferrell (Executive Director of Dance Metro DC) as she leads the crowd in a participatory dance class. Dancers will learn the moves to ghoulish tunes such as “Thriller,” “Monster Mash,” The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s “Time Warp,” and more. Following the dance party, The Nightmare Before Christmas will be screened on the REACH Video Wall.
Patrons can enjoy savory and sweet items from participating food trucks as well as drink specials. Patrons must show valid identification to consume alcoholic beverages. Additionally, guests can stop by the MyTix table in the Welcome Pavilion for a special Halloween surprise. The first 100 MyTixers to visit will receive candy and swag. MyTix is the Kennedy Center’s discount program for elementary through undergraduate students, patrons between the ages of 18 and 30, and active duty members of the military.
Schedule of Events
The REACH Plaza
6:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.
Halloween dance lessons
The REACH Video Wall
FREE film screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas
Hall-O-Screen Party: A Nightmare Before Christmas is FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.
A rain date is set for Friday, November 1, and will follow the same schedule as described above. Please check www.kennedy-center.org for the most up-to-date information.
Guests may bring a cooler (up to 16 quarts), but no glass or outside alcohol is permitted. Patrons are welcome to sit in the grass on the Upper Lawn, but guests with lawn chairs will be restricted to the REACH Plaza. Personal chairs must be limited to 36” high or smaller.
October 7, 2019 – Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown is pleased to announce its 16th annual tree lighting ceremony in the hotel’s Courtyard and lobby beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Filled with tiny white lights and shimmering Christmas trees, the courtyard becomes a glittering crystal garden – the perfect venue for holiday celebrations.
Families will take the chill off with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies as they listen to the award-winning Georgetown Visitation Madrigals perform holiday classics. Children will enjoy decorating holiday cards and all families will be entered to win prizes. Santa will make a special appearance with Georgie the hotel’s Canine Ambassador. All families are welcome to take a photo with Santa after the ceremony in his very own suite.
Fox 5 Anchor Angie Goff will again serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening – adding to the holiday magic and cheer.
Fairmont’s tree lighting ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will benefit Horton’s Kids*. There is no charge to attend Fairmont’s Tree Lighting. All families and guests are encouraged to bring a popular toy such as Legos, basketballs, footballs, dolls, books, games or arts and crafts. The donations will help spread holiday cheer to over 500 children, ages 5 – 18.
For reservations, visit Eventbrite:
Light Up The Season, the annual community fundraising event benefiting Children’s National Hospital, will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. It is co-hosted by the Children’s Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.
This event highlights creative collaborations between Children’s National patients and notable area artists. Together, these patient-designer teams create custom holiday trees, mantelpieces, menorahs and dollhouses—all available for purchase—with proceeds directly supporting programs that improve the health and well-being of children across the Washington, D.C. region.
Activities for all ages include holiday arts and crafts, ornament making, musical performances, pop-up shops, photos with Santa, cookie making and visits from Dr. Bear.
The event will include holiday décor by local DC firms – Christopher Boutlier of Christopher Boutlier, Nancy Harper & Cameron Land of Studio Miel, and Zoe Feldman of Zoe Feldman Design. Other participating firms include Allie Mann & Alexandria Hubbard of Case Design/Remodeling, Inc., Claire Niermann & Eleanor Niermann of Niermann Weeks, Erica Burns of Erica Burns Interiors, Jessica Parker Wachtel, Molly Heffner, Kade Sheridan, Mary D’Errico and Megan Milawski of GTM Architects, Laura Fox of Laura Fox Interior Design, Kathryn Russell of Kathryn Russell Tablescapes, Pamela Harvey of Pamela Harvey Interiors, Quintece Hill-Mattauszek of Studio Q Designs, Sandra Meyer of Ella Scott Design and Sharon Kleinman of Transitions.
This year’s Light Up The Season Event Planner is Daniela Paoli of Daniela Paoli Productions. Entertainment includes Melina’s Dancing Garden, Metropolitan School of the Arts, Rhythmaya Dance (Bollywood Infusion), Talent Group for Children, and The Georgetown Saxatones Acapella. Pop-up boutiques to-date include Christi Perez Designs jewelry, Melitta cashmere scarves and gloves, Urban Country ornaments, and Whyte House Monograms.
Tickets are $50 per child (ages 16 and under), $85 per adult and $250 for a family of four (package includes two adults and two children 16 and under).