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Cheer for the Locals

Fall is the best time to be a sports fan. The Capitals return for another year chasing the Stanley Cup and The Wizards kick off their season looking to make a run at the NBA Finals after losing to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals last season.

22 September
31 December

Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party exhibition

Renoir and Friends explores The Phillips Collection’s celebrated Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880–81) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and the diverse circle of friends who inspired it.

12 October
07 January

Downtown Holiday Market

Locals and visitors alike come together every year at the Downtown Holiday Market to soak up the Holiday magic. The market has everything on your list including local products from coffee roasters, food artisans, artists, and crafters.

24 November
23 December

Watch the National Zoo light up

The National Zoo’s Holiday light installation, ZooLights, features a half-million energy-efficient Christmas light decorations, as well as nightly performances and fun-filled events.

Image ©: Jim Jenkins/Smithsonian’s National Zoo

24 November
01 January

The Nutcracker

The Washington Ballet presents The Nutcracker. This celebrated production is set in Georgetown with George Washington and King George III among other historical figures.

30 November
24 December