Monthly Archives: December 2018

GIVEAWAY!!! NYE at BusyBees!

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I can hardly believe we will be saying goodby to 2018 soon! Where did the year go?! Celebrating the New Year with kids (well before midnight) is so much fun and I am excited to give away tickets to the BEST kid-friendly New Year celebration in the area!

I have a family 4 pack (2 adults + 2 kids) of tickets for each Busybees location: Chevy Chase and Falls Church. To enter, simply comment on this post and tell me which location you would like to attend. (See below for details) I’ll draw a winner for each location this Friday, December 14th. Good luck!

The Chevy Chase party is on December 31st from 11-1pm.

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The Falls Church party is on December 31st from 3-5pm.

Falls Church



Jingle ARRGH the Way! at Encore Stage & Studio

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One of my favorite things to do with my girls is to go to the theater and Encore Stage & Studio is definitely one of our favorites. They are different than most children’s theaters in the area because all the actors are children! My girls love watching other kids perform. I took both of my daughters (ages 5 & 7) to see Encore’s latest production, Jingle ARRGH the Way! on Sunday and we were all captivated and entertained throughout! It was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

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Based on the story by Melinda Long, “How I Became a Pirate,” the story  follows Captain Braid Beard and his crew as they sail to the North Pole in search of Christmas Treasure. A mysterious message left in the crow’s nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out young Jeremy Jacob to help solve a riddle and find the Christmas treasure. Favorite characters, a rollicking story, great songs, and a trip to the North Pole to find “you know who,”makes Jingle ARRGH the Way! a wonderful holiday show for the whole family.

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We loved that this show has lots of humor and such a great energy! It has fun and catchy songs that had us all singing and clapping along. It is recommended for ages 4 and up and is a great way to introduce your children to theater and celebrate the holidays! There are just 4 performances remaining this weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday so make sure to get your tickets soon!

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The show’s run-time is 1 – 1 /2 hours with a 15-minute intermission. Performances run Fridays- Sundays, Nov. 30–Dec. 9, 2018 at the Gunston Arts Center, Theater One 2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA. Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Children, Students, Military and Seniors and are available online at www.encorestage.org or by calling the box office at 703-548-1154.

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