It’s not every weekend that Halloween can be celebrated from Friday through Sunday. In fact, we listed our picks for the best Halloween parties that score prizes. A unique list considering everyone in and around the district line was hosting a party! Yet, there were still other activities in the district that didn’t require a costume.
The Embassy of the Czech Republic held their Christmas Market on Saturday as November 1st officially ushered in the holiday shopping season. Famous for hand-blown glass ornaments, the event also offered Christmas cookies and mulled wine (svařák) to all patrons.
The Washington Craft Show had its three-day run at the Washington Convention Center over the weekend. This year marks the event’s 27th anniversary and highlighted a focus on fashion this year with fashion shows on Friday and Saturday.
Kids Euro Fest also hosted some of their events over the weekend at several embassies. Art and culture with European roots continue to entertain kids throughout the area, thanks to the French-American Cultural Foundation, 28 EU embassies, and more than a dozen major cultural institutions. Storytellers, musicians, children’s films, and puppeteers were just a few of the shows and art sessions on the lineup.
On a final note, winter is definitely coming if the freezing temperatures over the weekend were any indication. Be prepared to rummage through your storage area for those winter coats. According to the Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang, higher altitudes were expected to receive some snow. Indeed he was spot on! Check out Snowshoe’s first snow from Saturday. While their season opens on November 26th this year, Snowshoe has already started to supplement the natural snow they’ve received so far with their snow machines. They’ve got some great activities for the season; we’ll be sure to share them with you as Ski and Snowboarding season approaches so you can fill up those snow days with some great adventures on the slopes.
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Gigi Smith is the chief editor of DC Life Magazine, a publication specializing in cultural diversity for social change in the nation's capital.