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  • Collage of children's crafts and holiday art for sale on blue background with snowflakes


    Saturday, December 9 | 3pm - 6pm

    Gather with family at the Park for kids' holiday crafts, music, and open studios and galleries. Read on for a list of activities! 

    RSVP   (preferred, not required; there is no check in at this event)


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    We're collecting donations for Nourish Now. Bring non-perishable food items to Winter's Eve and drop off in the box on the Arcade 2nd Floor. Thank you!

    Nourish Now logo blue text

    In Arcade Building Classrooms 201 & 202/203

    Holiday-themed children's arts and crafts

    In the Resident Artist Studios

    Art Glass Center >>
    Refreshments, studio exhibit, artwork sales

    Glassworks >>
    Create a Blown Glass Ornament | 1pm - 6pm | $55
    Pre-registration required

    Glen Echo Pottery >>
    Refreshments, artwork sales

    Photoworks >>
    Holiday Portraits | $100
    Pre-registration required

    SilverWorks >>
    Silversmithing demos, studio artists exhibit, jewelry/artwork sales

    Stone Tower Studio >>
    Open studio, artwork sales

    The Sculpture Studio >>
    Hand-carved stone works in progress

    Washington Conservatory of Music >>
    Holiday music with WCM | 4:00-4:30pm, Suzuki Violins & Flutes in the Arcade Lobby 

    Washington Revels >>
    Performances | 3:30pm & 4:30pm | Spanish Ballroom

    • Join Washington Revels as they journey to Camelot, during the time of the Knights of the Round Table. Learn how Arthur became King and gained the mighty sword “Excalibur” in a magical retelling of The Sword in the Stone with Chapter House, featuring GRAMMY-nominated storytelling and music duo Peter and Sarah Walker. Meet King Arthur, Guinevere, and their courtly friends as you enjoy sounds of the season from the Washington Revels Brass; a chorus of adults, teens, and children; and a medieval ensemble featuring Peter Walker, Brian Kay, and Dongmyung Ahn.

    Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery >>
    29th Annual Juried Members Show | 12pm - 6pm

    In the Partnership Galleries

    Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery >>
    Holiday Art Show & Sale

    Park View Gallery >>
    Sushila M. Bloom's Birds and Blooms
    Toast to You! Member Donor Appreciation Event | 4pm - 6pm

    Also Happening at the Park

    Adventure Theatre >>
    The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe | 11am & 2pm | Get Tickets

    the Puppet Co, >>
    The Nutcracker | 4pm | Get Tickets
    Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins | 11:30am & 1pm | Get Tickets

    Toast to You! Member Donor Appreciation Event | 4pm - 6pm | Park View Gallery

    Members and donors, please join us to enjoy a festive drink & treat, pick up your special gift, and make your year-end donation!

    Interested in Volunteering?

    Fill out the volunteer interest form to help out at this charming holiday event!


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