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A Night Out For The Holidays

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After the gifts are unwrapped, and greetings have been shared, leave the dinner table and mountain of presents, behind to enjoy a night out. Here are few things to do this holiday season to help you escape.

Elf The Musical
Based on the popular 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, this Broadway musical follows the story of Buddy, searching for his place in the world.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam
Vibraphonist Chuck Redd and pianist Robert Redd send-off the season, playing jazzy renditions of all your holiday favorites.
Millennium Stage - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Christmas Day Recital
National Cathedral Organists Benjamin Straley & Christopher Betts perform holiday songs with guest Rosa Lamoreaux.
Washington National Cathedral
Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW, Washington, DC | 202-537-6200

Nelson Mandela: Character
A photographic exhibition reflecting the roles Mandela has played throughout history.
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Howard University Founders Library, Washington, DC | 202-806-7239

Flashdance The Musical
Live performance in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary.
Eisenhower Theater.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC

New York Avenue Sculpture Project
Sculpture Artist Chakaia Booker exhibits her rubber-tire-based pieces along New York Avenue as part of a series contemporary works by women artists. Presented by National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-783-5000

What Child Is This?
An annual display of nativity scenes.
Washington National Cathedral
Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW, Washington, DC | 202-537-6200

Views of Africa
South African artist Jeremy Wafer exhibits his works at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian Institution
Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

Christmas on the Potomac
Gaylord National Resort’s annual holiday showcase with live performances, exhibits, tree-lighting ceremony and the award-winning "ICE!" This holiday season’s theme, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, will give guest iconic sights and sounds of New York City during an enclosed walk-through in an ice park.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, MD | 301-965-2800

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