The best thing about D.C. is that there are a million things to do; the worst thing is trying to pick one. We listed a few events that you shouldn’t miss!
We are now midway through November, and with Halloween put behind us, we now have other holidays to look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Around this time of year, it’s hard to be bored when you live in the DC area since there is always something to do. We have rounded up a few events below that we think should be highlighted.
November 18 – Go see Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. I would say that unless you live in a cabin in the woods with no internet or cell phone reception, it is impossible to have missed Macklemore’s songs. His “Can’t Hold Us” and “Thrift Shop” both made it to Billboard’s Hot 100, and his performance of “Same Love” at the Video Music Awards hardly went unnoticed.
November 21 (to January 6th) – Christmas at Mount Vernon. Get your Christmas feeling early by visiting George Washington’s estate as they celebrate the holiday season with a special daytime program. The festivities include a Christmas camel, chocolate making demonstrations, themed decorations and a five-foot-wide and two-foot-tall gingerbread replica of the mansion.
November 22 – 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination. This is the time to take a moment to remember the great president that was assassinated 50 years ago. Pay tribute to his death by visiting his gravesite at Arlington Cemetery, or visit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing arts. You can also take a trip down to the Newseum and see the exhibit “Three shots were fired” and the documentary called “A thousand days”, all dedicated to the life and death of Americas 35th president.
November 23 – Freeze Your Gizzard 5K Cross Country Race. Take the opportunity to burn off some extra calories, while doing a good deed before Thanksgiving and maybe even winning a turkey as well!
November 27 – Go see the Joffrey Ballet bring back its version of Tchaikovsky’s classic “The Nutcracker”, at the Kennedy Center. Hurry up before it gets sold out!
Also occurring on November 27th is the National Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony on the White House grounds. This is a celebration of religious freedom and hope, and the festivities include musical performances, hot latkes, and donuts.