Happy New Year! December was a fun filled month and a great one to end the year. There are so many fun holiday events throughout the month in the DC area and we tried to do as many as possible. I love experiencing the magic of Christmas through my children. These years when they are little and truly believe in Santa is precious and I want to make the most of this time. So, we went to few different Santa events, a couple of light displays, a gingerbread house workshop, and a few different holiday shows in the theaters for a thoroughly festive Christmas season.
Below is a recap of where our adventures took us this month. Dumbarton Oaks was one of my favorite new (to us) places we explored and my girls really loved it too. The best part is that it is free during the winter months, so take advantage and check it out on a warmer winter day. You can also take your kids to the playground at Montrose Park right next door while you are there. The National Postal Museum was also surprisingly nice! No crowds and lots of different interactive exhibits for kids. And it’s right across the street from Union Station where you can grab lunch.
Places we visited:
Events we attended:
• Winter Lights Festival – Seneca Creek State Park
• Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas – BlackRock Center for the Arts
• Santa and Mrs. Claus’ visit at BusyBees
• Garden of Lights – Brookside Gardens
• Garden Railway Exhibit – Brookside Gardens
• Walkersville Santa Train
• Gingerbread House Workshop at Tudor Place
• The Nutcracker – Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy
• The Nutcracker – The Puppet Co
Classes and camps we attended:
Parks we played at:
I hope you found some good ideas for your family in this month’s list. Thank you for following along on our adventures and for all your support over the past year! Wishing everyone a wonderful 2016!
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