Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to the Washington Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’!


In the spirit of the giving season, here’s yet another giveaway! This time you have a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see Septime Weber’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at the historic Warner Theatre. We’ve seen the Washington Ballet’s version of the holiday favorite several times over the years, and it truly is a fantastic production. You can read a KFDC review of a past performance, and this is the official description of the show:

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his highly-acclaimed production, Septime Webre is planning some special surprises for his celebrated all-American Nutcracker. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet’s international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky’s music. Replete with swirling snowflakes, cherry blossoms and historical characters, including George Washington as the heroic nutcracker, TWB’s The Nutcracker has become a tradition for generations of family and friends to celebrate the holidays.

Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker will be on stage at Warner Theatre December 4 through December 28. Tickets start at $32, and you purchase them online and view the full performance schedule here. (KFDC tip: You can also check for a discount on select seats here). Or you can try to win them in the giveaway below.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to Septime Weber’s ‘The Nutcracker’ simply leave a comment below telling me the best tip you got from KidFriendly DC — an activity, event, etc. — this past year. To be eligible, you must also like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (sign up is on the top left sidebar). This giveaway will run TODAY ONLY, December 4, and a winner will be drawn at random and notified tonight. The voucher for tickets must be redeemed by tomorrow, December 5, and the winner will have a choice of any evening performance Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday through December 18.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: I am receiving complimentary tickets to ‘The Nutcracker’ to run this giveaway, but any opinions expressed here are entirely my own.


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101 Responses to Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to the Washington Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’!

  1. Kristina Walper

    The best tip I received this year was your recommendation of the Maryland Renaissance fair. We finally went and loved it!

  2. Liz

    The best tip I’ve seen from KidFriendly DC was on parks with outdoor water features this summer. Thanks!!!

  3. Ann-Marie Ward

    I never knew about the trains at the Botanic Gardens until I started reading your blog. Now, it will be an annual family tradition!

  4. I would LOVE to win these! Every year I try to get tickets, and every year I forget until all of the good seats are gone. Ha. My ballerinas would be thrilled.

    My favorite tips were about the Fall festivals in the area! I also love the free holiday activities you just shared this week. Thank you so much!

  5. Kristen

    We did a hike you suggested that was quite lovely. We started at Riverbend Park and walked down to Great Falls with our two young children. It was a great recommendation and I never would’ve found it without your posts.

  6. eva

    The ice slide at the Saint Elizabeth hospital was a really good one!

  7. Mychalene

    So many great tips! One of my favorites has been Shakespeare–Family Style!

  8. Rajae

    I love your site! I loved the review you did on Trampoline Park in Springfield!

  9. Svetlana

    I check your recommendations every weekend, they are extremely helpful. The best recommendation was the most recent about Camanche festival in American Indian Museum last week. We went there and loved it!

  10. Cara Owenby

    Fingers crossed! Would really love to see this.

  11. Susan

    I stumbled upon your site a couple of months ago and fell in love! You cover so many great events that a new mom like me new to the area is sure to appreciate.

    We haven’t yet ventured out to US Botanic Garden, but I loved your review of it, and it is on our to-do list this year. Thank you!

  12. Anna

    Cookie decorating at Crystal City Sports Pub. Also includes a kids buffet lunch and meeting Santa.

  13. Olga Kryazheva

    Love your blog! We really enjoyed Open Rehearsal for Henry IV at Sidney Harman Hall back in March. I learned about from you.

  14. Jessica g

    best tip is the dumbarton oaks free to the public

  15. Jenny

    I always love the great reminders of fun indoor play spaces for bad weather days.

  16. Sharon

    Can’t pick a best…you are our weekly ‘go to’ for tips on what to do/see. Invaluable resource – thank you!

  17. Michelle Cooper

    The best tip I got was the Air and Scare at the Udvar Hazy Center. Seeing the Star Wars Characters in person was the best thing! Thank you!

  18. nishtha iyer

    I used your information on Museum Day live to go to Newseum free of charge !Thank you !

  19. Dot

    Thanks for sharing this opportunity!

  20. LZG

    Thanks for telling us about Turkey Run Park. We took a walk there this fall. It was like being in the Shenandoahs, but 15 minutes away!

  21. Kristy

    Your fall festival and apple picking round-ups never disappoint. I used both this year.

  22. Piper

    The best tip was River Farm Park in Alexandria. My daughter and her friends spend hours exploring and enjoying nature. And it’s free!

  23. Kristen

    Too many good tips to even begin to pick a best! But if you ask my four-year-old, he’d say the pirate ship playground at Anacostia!

  24. Cara

    Your recent recommendation for Dumbarton Oaks Park was the perfect fall activity for my daughter. We had just finished reading The Secret Garden, and she had fun imagining that we were exploring a secret garden. What an amazing place! We also took your recommendation and found lunch on M Street beforehand. Thanks!

  25. Laura Knight

    Hi, you give so many great tips! I guess our favorite this year was to go to farms. We loved the Easter egg roll and the pumpkin playgrounds.

  26. Jess Belford

    been a follower for a long time. we live by the weekend round ups and also
    gravitate towards the things that get us outside the comfort zone of our immediate neighborhood so we can explore all DC has to offer.
    also love the posts that involve parent/children activities both can enjoy!

  27. Leida Martinez

    love the weekend round ups. this year we used the pumpkin patch list to go pumpkin patch hoping. now we are going to use the ice skating rink to visit them all (or try to).

  28. Jen

    We love the “Where to Play on the Weekdays” tips and our favorite was the info on the Arboretum – what a fun place!

  29. Kashka

    We are grateful for learning about the Riverbend Park. So close and so great. Thank you!

  30. rose walton

    Best tip I’ve gotten is to go to the Renaissance Festival in Maryland. My kids had a blast!

  31. Mary Van Slyke

    I love the website because it’s one of the great breaking informative page for a new military family not knowing where, what to do. So many things I’ve shared with friends, printed for my records. So full of awesome opportunities.

  32. Vanessa Miranda

    The best post was the Maryland Reinassance festival, this yearI got to take my family and we had a great time and also got to meet you and your family the day we were there.

  33. Jennifer Kelling

    I love KFDC. I check it every weekend to find new places to take our family. I love all the recommendations for hikes and things to do downtown. From pumpkin patches, u-pick farms, parks and activities in our Nations Capital, we never have a dull moment thanks to you!

  34. Stephanie

    We recently moved here and the best tips are all the parks you tell us about. We were able to find some geocaches in some of them! And now I am grateful to see that The Nutcracker will be in town. My daughter just finished he performance as a battle mouse in her ballet schools production and either way we are defiantly going!

  35. Brenda brown

    The best trip from kidfriendlydc would be the nbm big build and the national arboretum. My kids love both places! They are great for kids.

  36. Brandy

    The winter holiday events. My little and I have so many wonderful things planned from Zoo Lights to Lightwire Theatre to the Walkersville Train with Santa. Our holiday calendar is packed with memory making events!

  37. Heather

    I am new to the area and check your blog every weekend for activities. I loved reading about all of the Fall Festivals and we managed to make it to three of them. Thank you so much for all of the great information you post every week.

  38. Shannon

    The weekday round up of events is always helpful.

  39. Bianca

    Favorite tip was about the Renaissance festival! Thank you *fingerscrossed*

  40. Sadie

    My favorite tip this past year was the list of places to hike!

  41. Suzette

    I was glad you told us about the library of Congress reading room being open. We really enjoyed going there

  42. Kelli

    Being new to the area, KFDC has literally given my kids and I an education on how much the DC area has to offer and has made it way less scary and intimidating.

  43. Dawn W.

    Definitely the trains at the botanical gardens!

  44. Cara Shirley

    It’s so hard to pick, your site is my go to for activities in the area! I would say the best tip we have gotten is about the free tickets on Saturdays at the National Theater. My daughter absolutely loves going and we love being able to expose her to some amazing shows!

  45. Bridget Manifold

    It’s so hard to pick just one! Most recently I took my 5-year-old the the gem and mineral show at George Mason. Would never have known about it without this blog! She loved it and keeps asking when we can go again.

  46. Nicole

    We really appreciated the heads-up about the Smithsonian folklife festival! Took my boys & had a great time!

  47. Christine Deerin

    Info on the arboretum in DC

  48. Leeza

    Definitely enjoyed Zoo Lights as recommended by KidFriendly DC. Thanks for all the awesome tips!

  49. Ally Anderson

    Recommendations for all of the parks/nature centers, etc. Loved Glenn Echo!

  50. Christine

    The children’s garden at Meadowlark! My girls adore it 🙂

  51. Diana

    A variety of events at the National Building Museum- love that place:-)
    Thanks for the opportunity to get these tickets- hoping, hoping, hoping!:-)

  52. erinmalia

    Loved the water features post. Thanks!

  53. Reagan Holmes

    I loved your review of the Yards Park. Such a great place! Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. tulasi

    So hard to choose a favorite! I absolutely love KFDC. The Tiny Tots puppet shows at Glen Echo have been one of our favorites this year. Thank you!

  55. Jeannette Thomas

    The best was the ice slide. I never would have known about it without you!

  56. Patti Pollack

    Are you kidding? One tip? I look at this religiously to help guide my plans with my kids. I think my favorite thing however is the seasonal guides. Happy holidays!

  57. Chad Brinkman

    I want to go on Sunday.

  58. Amy

    I actually saw your review on Green Spring Gardens in Annandale. My daughter took a week long camp there this summer partly because I had heard about the park from you!!

  59. Jeffrey

    Pumpkin Chunkin’ at Great Country Farms was something really cool that I didn’t know about until I saw it on KidFriendly DC!

  60. Milena Santoro

    I was really grateful for the reminder about the Botanical Gardens. We have not been there in a while and the kids love it. But as a newbie to your site/blog, I have to say you are a capital treasure-trove of information. Thanks so much for reminding us all of how much DC/NoVA/Md have to offer families and kids! Happy holidays! (and I would LOVE to go see the Nutcracker with my kids… !)

  61. tim

    The best time I got was The Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy a Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids

  62. Jennifer Ibrahim

    Hard to pick just one!! But i’ll go with that pirate ship playground in Anacostia. So cool! Or perhaps Kids Euro Fest. Love em all 🙂

  63. Robin

    Ice slide – hands down.

  64. Really too many great tips to pick just one… I really appreciate the seasonal ‘Best Places’ guides (area pools, ice rinks, holiday events, etc), but a particularly memorable post is the BIG maze @ the National Building Museum—we had a great time!

  65. Tiy Lampart

    We loved the BIG maze at the National Building Museum. If not for KidFriendly DC, we would have missed out on an awesome experience. The food and live music beforehand was also a hit with our little ones.

  66. Olga

    I’m too one of your weekly followers to plan my week ahead. I really appreciate your time in putting it together for the rest of us. One pick would be the Kenilworth Aquatic Garden over the summer. I passed by on the highway and saw the sign so many times but not until you posted about it I decided to check it out and was very pleasantly surprised, it is a beautiful place. Thank you again!

  67. Sam

    The best tips I received so far were for the Clemyjontri and Palisades playgrounds. Thanks!

  68. Renee M

    As a relative newcomer to the area, I could not even narrow it down to one best tip! This blog is a must-read for families moving to the metro-DC area.

  69. jules

    My favorite post was the recent roundup of holiday events around DC. We did the symphony of lights and the kids loved it.

  70. Jelena

    Best tip has been the Springfield Trampoline Park.

  71. SD

    We found out about the NGA Stories in Art here and loved them.

  72. Bunmi Emenanjo

    The best tip I got from this website was going apple picking at Larriland Farms!!! 🙂

    P.S. I LOVE this site!

  73. Zahra Lynn Castellano

    My little one is too small for it yet, but the kids’ activities that the embassies are hosting look amazing. We will definitely check that out one day. Would not have known without the blog!

  74. Laura

    The best tip I learned was of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. I never knew they existed and look forward to visiting them best spring.

  75. Christina chidester

    The best tip was about the fall activities going on my area.

  76. Brooke W

    It’s hard to pick a tip that has been the best, because following your tips has become such a seamless part of our routine. For sure, the posts I go back to again and again are your winter holiday ideas though. I have it starred and share it with all my friends. Thanks for your site and the chance to win these tickets!

  77. Miles Daniels

    The best advice we received from Kidfriendlydc this year is the piece on Beyonce’- I’m Bossy But, Not the Boss Like Beyoncé My wife and I are expecting our third child and we already have a boy and a girl. This one will be a surprise!!! So we are dong our research on coping with two baby girls. 🙂 Thanks!

  78. Ozlem

    I always check your blog for events on weekends. The best tips so far were the fall festivals. We went to two of them and they were great!

    I would love to win these tickets!

  79. I love the tips for finding out-of-the way parks and nature centers. What a lot there is to do in this area and you’ve compiled some great lists. I appreciate being reminded of the ones I already know about but that have somehow fallen off my radar. Thank you for your hard work! And thanks for the opportunity to win tickets to Nutcracker. We’ve lived here for 11 years and have yet to see it!

  80. Fengshou Sun

    I check your website every Fri. to see where shall I go with my son each weekend. This has been so helpful. It’s hard to say which is the best. We went at least one of them each week. Thank you very much!

  81. Kim M

    The best tip I got was about the free Astroblast TV show event in VA. Our kids had a blast!

  82. Sarah Lambert

    I think the best tip I ever got was to visit Cleminjontri Park!:)

  83. Jeanne Chevillet

    Best tip by far has been the Maryland Renaissance Festival! We went this year and loves it! We will definitely go back! Thanks 🙂

  84. Julia

    You have so many great tips and ideas for all ages, thank you! With a just turned 3 yo and 15 mo old, your tips on spray parks enhanced our summer fun – SW Waterfront ended up the favorite hot summer morning go-to.

  85. Lisa

    I really enjoy the weekly roundup. Helps me plan my week with places and events that I wouldn’t have known about!

  86. Kathryn petrillo

    the gardens in Alexandria for hiking.

  87. Monique Fox

    The dinosaur event at the sports complex in maryland. My son and his friend had a good time.

  88. Carine Monatte

    Hi. Thanks for the give away. The best tip from KFDC is the holiday season page/recommandation. I like to have in one place ideas if what to do during this time of the year. Thank you for all!

  89. Jen

    I love your weekend round ups, especially helpful since we are new to the area.

  90. Melissa DuRoss

    I wish you truly knew how I COMPLETELY rely on your weekend suggestions! Friends now know where to go to get the latest kids’ events. I have shared your blog with all of my friends– and I do not “promote” things easily. Thank YOU Kid friendly DC for sharing all of DC’s top kid friendly opportunities, which makes mom and dad VERY happy as well 🙂 The best tips are those dedicated to weekend specific activities, such as the extended hours last weekend at the top THREE museums in the area. It reminded us of “Night at the Museum.” BEST NIGHT EVER! Truly- thanks for sharing the wisdom.

  91. Anouk

    The list with DC waterparks. We ended up doing my daughters b-day party at one of them. Ahhh…. summer! Maybe the Nutcracker can warm us up to winter…?

  92. sara

    Loved the Botanical Gardens! What a gem of a place! All of the suggestions have been so good.

  93. Hsinyun

    I discovered Kids Euro Fest from your site! Love your site 🙂

  94. Amy

    Best tip was all the Halloween activities! Very comprehensive list!

  95. Natasha

    Best this year? Riverbend park in the spring with the wildflowers! Best ever? Kenilworth!

  96. Tommy

    Our most enjoyable experience this year that we got as a tip from kid friendly DC was the recent, “Air and Scare” at the Air and Space Museum. We loved how they even had a special room set up for the younger kids too! We check this weekly for great ideas to do as a family! Thanks Kid Friendly DC!

  97. Louise DuJardin

    The Best Holiday Events in DC!!!!

  98. Tess

    I’ve gotten a million great tips from Kidfriendly – the best was the Navy Yard area, we live in MD and I probably would have never found the Museum or splash park without prompting. The post office meuseum, too.

  99. Andrea

    I love the list of all the indoor activities

  100. Lisa

    we love the nutcracker and would love a chance to go. We also love kidfriendlydc and I always send a link to out of town friends planning a visit. We are looking forward to seeing the Season’s Greenings that we heard about here this year.

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