1. Chanukah begins tonight! If you’re looking for a community celebration (socially distanced, of course), the National Menorah Lighting is at 4pm on the Ellipse — tickets are free, but you must register for them. The Wharf is also hosting a Lighting of the Menorah all eight nights — join at District Square at 5pm. It’s free to attend, and you can just show up. And for more ways to celebrate, both virtual and IRL, see the KFDC holiday guide.
2. Montgomery Parks’ nature centers are offering unique and fun opportunities to enjoy the season safely and outdoors this winter. Visit their website to browse programs and get more info.
3. Heads up! The Geminid meteor shower sounds really cool, and it’s expected to peak overnight December 13-14, but you might be able to start seeing it over Friday night, December 11-12. The catch: The best time to view it is 2am.
5. A classic for tonight’s holiday. And if you’re celebrating… drink your gin and tonica and have a happy, happy, happy, happy Chanukah!