Enter to Win Tickets to A Lump of Coal for Christmas at Adventure Theatre!


‘Tis the season…for giveaways! I have more tickets up for grabs, this time to see Adventure Theatre’s holiday production, A Lump of Coal for Christmas. The world premiere holiday comedy will delight audiences young and old with its story of unlikely friendships and holiday miracles.

It is Christmastime! The hilarious and heartburning, uh, heartwarming holiday adventure of a Lump of Coal who wants to be an artist. Traditionally the dreaded stocking stuffer for children on the Naughty List, this Lump turns one child’s worst nightmare into a dream come true.

Directed by Helen Hayes Award Recipient Holly Twyford, starring Helen Hayes Award Recipient Erin Weaver, and written by Regional Emmy Award and Charles MacArthur Award Recipient Norman Allen, this production marks the second world premiere of Adventure Theatre MTC’s season.

A Lump of Coal for Christmas will be on stage at Adventure Theatre November 20 – December 31. Performances are Saturdays at 11am, 2pm, and 4:30pm and Sundays at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are $19.50 each and can be purchased online or at the box office: 301-634-2270. Recommended for all ages, running time is about one hour.

*Be sure to check out this special stuffed stocking drive that Adventue Theatre is hosting for children is need of holiday cheer this season.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to see A Lump of Coal for Christmas at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment below telling me your family’s favorite holiday tradition. 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 Monday, November 23, and a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre-MTC, however, I only promote programs, activities, and products that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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57 Responses to Enter to Win Tickets to A Lump of Coal for Christmas at Adventure Theatre!

  1. Betsy

    Our family tradition is to make Christmas cookies and then deliver them to our neighbors for some Holiday fun!

  2. eva

    Going to see Xmas shows! (if free even better!) 😉

  3. Natasha

    We love Christmas breakfast all together after opening our gifts!

  4. Danielle Werchowsky

    We love going to see the holiday lights in the neighborhood.

  5. Rachel Tee

    Bundling up on Christmas Eve, maybe with some hot cocoa with whipped cream to go, and driving around the neighborhoods looking at all the beautiful twinkling lights.

  6. Lane Windham


  7. Wendy

    The Nutcracker at the Glen Echo Puppet Theater. Bizarre and wonderful.

  8. Emily J.

    The first Christmas that my oldest was able to remember was the one just weeks after we had moved to Florida. He was a wreck that Santa wouldn’t be able to come because there was no snow. A coworker suggested we make “reindeer food” to persuade the reindeer to stop at our house. So on Christmas Eve, we mixed red glitter with Quaker Oats, sprinkled it in the yard and called it reindeer food. Overnight, birds and squirrels gobbled up the oats, leaving just the glitter on the grass. My son woke up thrilled to see that the reindeer stopped and enjoyed a snack), and now our younger sons enjoy the tradition too in DC. It’s something we’ve been able to do wherever we live…and let’s the kids get excited even if it’s not a white Christmas.

  9. Patti

    Definitely making gingerbread houses using all of out leftover Halloween candy!

  10. sandy

    Zoo Lights is one of our favorite things to do around the holiday

  11. Cindy B.

    Our favorite tradition is to bake cookies with cousins and then going to see zoo lights at the zoo!

  12. Jen

    My favorite tradition is our polish Christmas Eve dinner 🙂 the food is kind of awful but I love it now as an adult.

  13. Andrea

    Holiday shows! The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, and at least one concert is a MUST!

  14. Katrin Sparico

    Christmas Eve we have a box wrapped with the book Night before Christmas, Christmas pjs and a special present. We make hot cocoa and roast marshmallows.

  15. Marilu

    Our tradition is to watch the Polar Express on Xmas eve 🙂

  16. Going to a good friend’s house for Christmas Eve to eat paella and reconnect with friends!:-)

  17. Annie

    We stay over at my sister’s every Christmas Eve and my kids and hers bake cookies together and leave them for santa..then they all get to wake up together and open presents

  18. Piper

    Our favorite tradition is driving around to see the neighborhood Christmas lights while Santa leaves gifts for all the kids at Nana’s house!

  19. Jackie

    One holiday tradition I love is waking up on Christmas morning to find Santas footsteps and open gifts. Then enjoy some French toast casserole.

  20. Anna

    Decorating our tree as a family

  21. Sonia

    Our family’s favorite holiday tradition is decorating the house and Christmas tree and baking cookies.

  22. Laura

    One of our favorite traditions is to cut out and decorate Christmas cookies at my parents house along with my children, my sister and brother, and my nieces and nephew.

  23. Kate Bateman

    Dancing to lots of Christmas music at home, and watching old Christmas movies!

  24. Steve

    One of our traditions is to listen to a radio production of A Christmas Carol.

  25. Clara

    Botanic Gardens

  26. AmyB

    the train exhibits

  27. Emily Peck

    Our family enjoys doing puzzles together and playing board games over the holiday break. We always complete our shopping by the 1st of December, so we have ample family time during the month.

  28. Alison

    We’re very low key at our house. My three tweens really enjoy putting the ornaments on the Christmas tree each year. They also really love setting out cookies and milk for Santa; sometimes we make cookies for Santa and sometimes we buy them at Wegman’s – each girl picks a few for Santa and a few for herself. 🙂

  29. Grace Soderberg

    Setting up and talking about different Nativity Scenes

  30. Brandi R

    My favorite holiday tradition is choosing and decorating the tree. I usually have themes for the tree: Last year it was All Gold Everything; this year the theme for the tree is California Dreamin’ (bringing a little bit of my home state to DC).

  31. KC

    The whole family watches “Christmas Eve on Sesame Street” just before the kiddos head to bed on Christmas Eve.

  32. Denise P.

    College Park Aviation Musuem during the planes and train event in December.

  33. Jenny

    We make a new Christmas ornament every year.

  34. Karen

    A favorite family tradition is making eggnog. My father taught me, and it was one of the best holiday indulgences and now I’ve past it down to my kids. EGGNOG YUM!!!

  35. Demetria Ball

    My family’s favorite holiday tradition is having a sleepover on Christmas Eve and waking up on Christmas Day to make breakfast together.

  36. Michelle Wright

    We love to retell the Christmas story with our Veggie Tales nativity set we have had since my boys were really little. And make gingerbread creation, of course!

  37. Sara M

    Seeing the Christmas lights and decorating the house.

  38. Sadie

    Baking and decorating Christmas cookies.

  39. Desiree Torres

    Spending time with family and finding gifts under the tree and the thank you note for the cookies from Santa on Christmas morning.

  40. Paula Lucero

    Love signing Chriatmas carols among family on Christmas Eve night!

  41. mayra

    gingerbread houses!

  42. marcela

    We love picking out a tree and I let my daughter pick out a special ornament each year.

  43. anna

    Watching the Nutcracker ballet – we try to go to a kid-friendly performance like those at BalletNova.

  44. Dorothy Stafford

    Our favorite Christmas tradition is making and decorating cookies for Santa. We leave some cookies out on Christmas Eve along with a glass of milk for Santa to enjoy!

  45. Angela Nunez

    We love to tour the downtown hotel lobbies which are festively decorated. Most of them have free cider or tea in their lobby.

  46. Amber

    We enjoy seeing The Nutcracker each year.

  47. Tammy Kaplan Zabari

    We love visiting different holiday markets and light shows

  48. carine

    Our family tradition is the advent calendar! Kids love to find a new surprise everyday.

  49. Christine deerin

    My favorite tradition is saving the the stockings for after Xmas breakfast.

  50. Lisette Steinwald

    We love zoo lights and train displays!

  51. Chelai J.

    Our tradition is to cit down our tree at a Christmas Tree Farm each year.

  52. Elise

    Season Greenings at the USBG.

  53. Sandra

    We love seeing all the different Nutcracker shows, from puppets to fancy ballet

  54. Daniella Araujo

    Our most beloved Christmas tradition is to craft our own Xmas decorations. I like to use materials such as cardboard or upcycle toys and fabric scraps. This year we are building wearable circuits to make it even more edutainable!

  55. Angela Silicato-Fredritz

    Our Christmas tradition is that each year we have a unique ornament representing something special that year for each family member and on Christmas Eve we put it on the tree as the final decoration and talk about the special memory. We also each open one present on Christmas Eve 🙂

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