Here’s a little something to start kindling the holiday spirit: A chance to win a pair of tickets to The Washington Ballet’s production of the The Nutcracker! Below is an official description of the show. And this KFDC review of a past performance has more details.
This celebrated production has become DC’s perennial holiday favorite! Set in historic Georgetown with historical figures and whimsical touches. This sumptuous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet’s international roster of dancers and majestic Tchaikovsky score. Replete with swirling snowflakes, cherry blossoms and historic characters including George Washington as the Nutcracker and King George III as the menacing Rat King! Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.
The Nutcracker is running at the Warner Theatre December 3-27. Tickets prices are $30-120, and you can also look for a deal on select seats here. Or you can try to win them!
Giveaway: For a chance to win a pair of tickets to a performance of The Nutcracker, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite holiday activity in the DC area. Performance options for the winner are any date Wednesday – Friday, December 3-12. To be eligible to win, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (see sign-up to the left). The giveaway will run through this Sunday, and a winner will be drawn at random and announced shortly thereafter. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to The Nutcracker in exchange for this post, however, I only promote programs, activities, and products that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.
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.
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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Some movie classics are as much a part of the holiday season as twinkling lights and generously spiked eggnog. For many, watching Flick’s tongue get stuck to the flag pole is practically inked on the Christmas calendar. Rather than catch it at home on a cable channel, how about making it a little more magical this year — for both you and the kids?
The AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring presents their annual Holiday Classics series, and it looks like they’ve added some flicks (and Flicks) to the mix . A variety of seasonal big screen favorites will play at various times throughout the week: A Christmas Story, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, and Gremlins are a few that can be enjoyed by the whole family at both matinee and evening showings. You can view the full line-up of movies and schedule here.
Tickets are $7/kids 12 and under, $8.50/adult matinee, $11.50/adult general admission and can be purchased in advance online or at the box office.
The AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Road, at the intersection of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue, in downtown Silver Spring.