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Disney On Ice presents Frozen – Feb 14-19

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Feld Entertainment, Inc., Brings the #1 Animated Movie
of All Time to Life with Disney On Ice presents Frozen in Washington, D.C.

Tickets On Sale Now for Touring Skating Spectacular
Washington, D.C. Families Set to Experience the Entire Story of Frozen On Ice.

 (Washington, D.C., November 16, 2017) – Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, announces it will bring the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life.  Disney On Ice presents Frozen visits Washington, D.C. from February 14 to February 19 for 10 performances at the Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center; tickets are on sale now.

The complete adventure of the Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa.  Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.    Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” says producer Nicole Feld.  “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, “Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime.  And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling.”

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.  Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa.  Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

Washington, D.C.
Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:  

    • Wednesday, February 14th @ 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, February 15th @ 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, February 16th @ 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 17th @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, February 18th @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    • Monday, February 19th @ 12:30 p.m.

Tickets start at:                                 $20
To order tickets by phone:             1-800-745-3000
To order tickets online:                  www.ticketmaster.com

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand. 



The Star Movie – Soundtrack Giveaway!

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Sony Pictures is about to release the children’s holiday film THE STAR on November 17th. My girls are so excited to see a screening of it this weekend! The movie features lots of great music too and I’m happy to be giving away 2 copies of the soundtrack! The album features the songs from the movie, including the title track performed by Mariah Carey who also co-wrote the song with Marc Shaiman, as well as tracks by Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini, Kirk Franklin, A Great Big World, Zara Larsson, Yolanda Adams, Jake Owen, Casting Crowns, Jessie James Decker, Saving Forever & Pentatonix.

Here’s the album track list:

1. The Star – Mariah Carey
2. Children Go Where I Send You – Kelsea Ballerini
3. We Three Kings – Kirk Franklin
4. Can You See – Fifth Harmony
5. Life Is Good – A Great Big World
6. Mary, Did You Know? – Zara Larsson
7. O Holy Night – Yolanda Adams
8. What Christmas Means to Me – Saving Forever
9. Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song) – Jessie James Decker
10. His Eye Is on the Sparrow – Casting Crowns
11. What Child Is This? – Jake Owen
12. Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix

To enter to win a copy of the soundtrack, simply leave a comment below. I’ll draw and notify a winner next Thursday, November 16th. Good Luck!

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My girls having fun with The Star activity sheets and colored pencils before school this morning :)

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The Star Movie – Free Tickets!

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Sony Pictures is about to release the children’s holiday film THE STAR on November 17th. In the film, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

I have 15 – admit 4 tickets available for a pre-screening of the movie on Saturday, November 11th 11am at AMC Mazza Gallerie. Click here to get your passes (until they run out) and join me and my girls at the theater!

The movie looks really cute! What a fun way to kick-start our Christmas spirit this season! Check out the official trailer!

Also, click here for a chance to win a trip to New York!



A Bad Moms Christmas screening – Free Tickets!!!

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A Bad Moms Christmas is STX’s upcoming comedy (hitting theatres Nov 1), and sequel, to the first major hit, BAD MOMS. This American Christmas comedy is about three under-appreciated and overburdened moms rebelling against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers.  By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.

I have 15 “admit 2″ tickets available for the screening next Monday, October 30th at 7:00pm at the AMC Mazza Gallerie theater. Click here to claim your tickets before they are gone! Please remember seating is first come, first serve so try and arrive to the theater early!

The movie looks hilarious! Take a peek at the trailer below!

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THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience

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This past weekend I took my girls to see THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, Virginia. It was unlike anything we had ever seen before – a Halloween trail of more than 5,000 hand carved pumpkins! The trail is made up of many different scenes along the third mile walk. As you enter, you first get a look at Captain Jack and his 30-foot-long pirate ship, complete with skeletons and pumpkin pirates. Featured next is the Pre-Historic Park, where jack o’ lantern dinosaurs stand up to 16 feet tall.

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One of our favorite parts of the trail was the carnival scene. My girls marveled at the ferris wheel.

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The pumpkin graveyard is complete with black cats, ghosts, and gravestones.

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A winter-y pumpkin scene is accompanied by music and snow flakes.

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The trail ends under a pavilion where you can watch a carving demonstration and kids can try carving a pumpkin using the master carver’s special tools.

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And the grand finale is a display of hundreds of carved pumpkins across the hillside. It is really an incredible sight!

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The GLOW is such a fun and unique experience! I highly recommend checking it out this Halloween season. It isn’t scary at all so it’s perfect for families with small children and something that all ages can enjoy. The trail is stroller and wheel chair friendly. I recommend bringing a stroller for little ones – it is a lot of walking from the parking lot, through the trail, and back to your car. It took us about 15 minutes to get from the entrance to the start of the trail. And about 30 minutes to walk through the trail. You might even spend a bit more time in the trail but it was a late night for my girls and they were getting tired. There are a couple of food trucks on site, a tent with light up toys and necklaces, and also pumpkins for sale. For $20 you can even get your pumpkin carved before you take it home.

THE GLOW is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October. Tickets start at just $16, and are on sale now at glowdc.tixr.com. Advanced tickets are required.

Stay up to date by joining Jack’s Club at www.theglowjackolantern.com or by visiting THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience on Facebook.

#THEGLOWDC

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Instagram: @theglow_jackolanterns

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Dora & Diego Exhibit at Port Discovery + Ticket Giveaway!

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Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages birth through 10. I’ve been taking my girls here for a few years now and they always have the best time! We visited last weekend to check out the new Dora & Diego: Let’s Explore exhibit that is open now through February 19th.

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It’s time for adventure when children and their families come to explore Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!  This interactive exhibit takes visitors on an active adventure in the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends. Explore Isa’s Flowery Garden, help Tico gather nuts, join the Pirate Piggies’ crew to uncover pirate treasure, and help baby animals in the Rainforest Maze.

My girls headed straight for the Rainforest Maze once we entered. In this part of the exhibit kids can locate rainforest animals, swing across monkey bars, jump and hop across River Rocks and more.

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In the Animal Rescue Center, little ones can care for baby animals. If your child likes to role play, they will love this area. They can scan an animal to find out if it needs their help. Or if the animal needs a check-up they can listen to its heart, look inside of its ears, or apply a cold pack.

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In another part of the exhibit, kids can help Tico collect nuts to power his family car. My girls loved scooping up the acorns that were falling into the basket and then loading them up in the gas tank. Swiper, the sneaky fox makes an appearance here as he tries to swipe the nuts!

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Next to this area is the Pirate Piggies ship where kiddos can pretend to sail the high seas. There are even pirate clothes that the children can wear to dress the part as they play!

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Parents are encouraged to help their children count the Pirate Piggies treasure in both English and Spanish.

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In the Flowery Garden, kids can help Isa tend to her garden. This area has a padded floor, so its a good space to explore if you are visiting with a baby who might want to crawl around.

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In the rocket ship, little ones can put on a spacesuit and pilot the ship!

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Just across from the rocket ship is the Purple Planet, where kids can climb up and slide down.

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There’s also an area where children can form a constellation with glowing stars.

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There is so much to do in this exhibit, your kids can easily spend an hour playing in just this one area of the museum. I love the educational aspects of this exhibit and its opportunities for role-playing, problem solving, and learning words in Spanish.  Make sure to get to the museum to see the exhibit while its on view through February 19th! It would make for the perfect outing on a rainy or cold day this fall or winter!

And if you haven’t yet visited the museum and are interested in finding out more about all it has to offer, check out this article we wrote for Mommy Nearest.

GIVEAWAY ALERT! I’ve partnered with Port Discovery to give away a family 4-pack of tickets to Port Discovery which includes admission to the Dora & Diego exhibit. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I’ll draw and notify a winner on Tuesday, October 10th. Good luck!

Good to Know:

• The exhibit is best for ages 1 to 7.
• Admission to Dora & Diego: Let’s Explore is included with general admission tickets to Port Discovery. $14.95 for adults and children 2 and up, and free for Museum members.
• The best place to park is Harbor Park Garage – 55 Market Place. Ask for validation before leaving the museum to get a discounted price.
• Port Discovery is a stroller friendly museum.
• Food and drinks are prohibited in all exhibit areas, but there is a designated eating area available.
• There are also lots of different restaurant options right outside the museum where you can get lunch or dinner.

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Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream – Opens Tonight in Fairfax!

image001Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream opens tonight in Fairfax, Virginia at Eagle Bank Arena. Get your tickets now while there are still some available!

Show Times:

  • Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 1 at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, click below:

http://bit.ly/2x2CrQA

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Wayside Farm Fun 2017 + 20% off Admission

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It’s officially Fall in just a few days, yay! If you’ve been following here for a while then you know how much my girls and I love to visit farms this time of year! I am super excited that Wayside Farm is opening this weekend – September 23rd! We first visited Wayside last year and although it’s about an hours drive away from us, it was well worth it and definitely one of our favorites! The trip out to Berryville, Virginia is so pretty with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. And Wayside has the BEST pumpkin patch where you can pick all different colors and shapes of pumpkins! (See the big white one we picked last year in the photo above!)

Also, this year Wayside has kindly offered all my readers 20% off the admission fee. Just mention “Capitol Momma” at the register to receive the discount off the prices below.

General Admission……..$10/person
2 and under………………..FREE
Military with ID…………….FREE
Group (10-20)……………..$9/person
Group (20 or more)……..$8/person

September 23-October 29
Saturdays…………………………10 am – 6 pm
Sundays……………………………10 am – 6 pm
​Columbus Day……………………10 am – 6 pm

Here is some more info from Wayside:

Located directly off Route 7 in the heart of Northern Virginia wine country, Wayside Farm Fun is a beautiful working farm set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Known for growing the prettiest pumpkin varieties in the area, visitors are invited to pick pumpkins of all different shapes, colors and sizes in their 8-acre u-pick pumpkin patch.  After pumpkin picking, enjoy a variety of fall activities such as the jumping pillow, pumpkin cannons, slides, animals, and more.   End your day of fun by getting lost in one of the area’s largest corn mazes – this year our theme is Pokemon Go.

This year we are also hosting Scouting Day on Sunday, October 1.  Scouts receive a discounted rate and are invited to participate in a Pass-a-Pumpkin community service project.  A flag ceremony will be held at 1 PM before the pig races, and all scouts receive a patch.

On October 20 and 21st, Wayside Farm Fun is once again partnering with Loudoun Valley High School Performing Arts Department to create a Scary Corn Maze.  The maze will be open past dark and include a guided tour through a spooky maze inhabited by costumed actors. 

A couple more photos from our fun time at Wayside last year:

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Summers Farm 2017 + 4 Ticket Giveaway!

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It’s that time of year……there’s a crispness in the air and all things pumpkin are starting to appear! One of my favorite things to do with my girls in the fall is to visit farms and go to fall festivals. I love being outside as much as possible and there is just good ol’ fashioned fun to be had at the farms. One of our absolute favorites in the area is Summers Farm in Frederick, Maryland. We’ve been going the past three years – see a blog post from 2014 here. (I can’t believe how little my babies look!!!) I’m excited to take them again this year. Summers Farm has added so many new things including a new themed (12 acre) corn maze, Round Bale Rollers, Lil’ Barnyard Ball, an Events Barn, fireworks most weekends on Friday and Saturday nights and much more! They are officially opening for the season on Saturday, September 23rd!

I would love for one of my readers to experience Summers Farm this year too! So I’ve partnered with the farm to offer a 4-ticket giveaway! The tickets can be used anytime this season (September 23-October 31). To enter, simply leave a comment on the blog post. I’ll draw and notify a winner next Thursday, September 21st!

Here are a few photos from our trip to Summers Farm last year-

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4-ticket GIVEAWAY! – Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream

image001I am thrilled to offer a giveaway for a family 4-pack of tickets to see Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream for the Friday, September 29th 7:30pm show at Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia! To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I’ll draw and notify a winner on Tuesday, September 12th. Good luck!!!

Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream brings courage and adventure to hometowns across North America. Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and at the EagleBank Arena box office.

Performing at the EagleBank Arena from September 29 – October 8, audiences will celebrate what’s possible as five Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! See how far Moana will go in an epic adventure with demigod, Maui, to save her island and discover her true identity. Join Belle as she fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals the Beast’s gentleness. Experience Anna’s devotion to her sister, Elsa, on her life-changing journey to stop an eternal winter. Explore with Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, Cinderella and friends from around the Disney Kingdom as they find the heart and determination to overcome obstacles and make their dreams come true.  Journey with Mickey and Minnie to uncover why no goal is too big when we find the strength to shape our own destiny at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream features an incredible display of special effects, stunning set design and breathtaking choreography on the ice.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream start at $20 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and at the EagleBank Arena box office. To learn more about, go to DisneyOnIce.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

Show Times:

  • Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 1 at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Stay current on the latest developments through social media:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce
Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DreamBig
YouTube: www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce
Instagram: @DisneyOnIce

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