11 Things to Do in the Last 11 Days of November

There is always something happening in Washington, DC. As you’re making your holiday plans for November, December, and January, consider making plans to visit one (or more!) of these events in and around the district.

November 20: Last Day of FotoWeekDC

photo cameraTime: 10 AM – 8 PM
Location: National Geographic Museum (FotoWeekCentral)
Admission: $30+ per pass

FotoWeekDC ends on Sunday, November 20, but you still have time to browse the photography exhibits and attend the happy hours. Don’t forget to stop by the “@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos” exhibition!

November 21: Horace Poolaw Photography Exhibit

Time: 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: National Museum of the American Indian
Admission: Free

Experience the history of Native Americans as told through Horace Poolaw’s photography. The exhibit, “For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw,” opened November 11 and will be on view until June 4, 2017.

November 22: Lawrence Halprin Architecture Exhibit

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Location: National Building Museum
Admission: $10 adults, $7 children/students/adults age 60+

The National Building Museum is commemorating Lawrence Halprin’s unforgettable work through photos, original drawings, and notebooks. The exhibit, “The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin,” is being held between November 5 and April 16, 2017.

November 23: “The Secret Garden”

Time: Noon & 7:30 PM
Location: Harman Center for the Arts, Sidney Harman Hall
Admission: $44+ per ticket

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is bringing the beloved classic The Secret Garden to stage this November. Performances for “The Secret Garden” begin November 15 and run through Saturday, December 31.

November 24: Season’s Greenings

holiday flowers in a gardenTime: 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: United States Botanic Garden
Admission: Free

Celebrate the holiday season with poinsettias, Christmas trees, and model trains on display. Season’s Greenings: National Parks and Historic Sites starts Thanksgiving Day and runs through Monday, January 2.

November 25: Downtown Holiday Market

Time: Noon – 8 PM
Location: Downtown Washington, DC
Admission: Free

Shop for gifts, jewelry, paintings, and more from local vendors while enjoying the holiday excitement. The Downtown Holiday Market runs from Friday, November 25 through Friday, December 23.

November 26: Holiday Tree Lighting

Time: 6 PM
Location: The Park at CityCenter
Admission: Free

Kick off the holiday season in style! Enjoy a holiday concert, activities for all ages, and a countdown leading up to lighting the 75-foot tree.

November 27: Ice Skating at the Sculpture Garden

Time: 11 AM – 9 PM
Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink
Admission: $8.50 adults, $7.50 children/students/adults age 50+

Enjoy the cool winter air and holiday scenery outdoors. Between Friday, November 18 and Sunday, March 12, The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden’s ice rink is open for the season, weather permitting.

November 28: ZooLights

Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
Location: Smithsonian National Zoo
Admission: Free

There’s no better way to celebrate the upcoming holidays than with live music, tasty treats, and sparkling lights. Enjoy a magical musical display as the National Zoo is illuminated during ZooLights.

November 29: “A Christmas Carol”

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Ford’s Theatre
Admission: $22+ per ticket

This beloved classic, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a great way to usher in the holiday season. “A Christmas Carol” runs from Thursday, November 17 to Saturday, December 31.

November 30: Christmas at Mount Vernon

tea cups and cookiesTime: 9 AM – 4 PM
Location: George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Admission: $20 adults, $9 children (free for age 5 and under), $19 adults age 62+

Tour the Mount Vernon Estate for an unforgettable holiday experience. Christmas at Mount Vernon runs from Friday, November 25 to Friday, January 6 and features chocolate making demonstrations, tea parties with Lady Washington, and more.

Live Where the Excitement is Endless

Washington, DC is a thriving city filled with museums, performing arts venues, and countless celebrations. If you are searching for a home close to all of the action, call us at (202) 256-0639 to discuss neighborhoods and homes that may interest you.

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