Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! Seeing as Monday is already well underway (better late than never, right?), these recs for weekday fun conveniently start with an evening activity. Beyond that, find ideas to keep the kids entertained during the rest of days of this Winter Break week.
Monday: See a holiday light show in the evening. You have your pick of drive-thru displays or walkable routes at various locations in the area. For details on all of them, see this post on DC holiday events.
Tuesday: Keep the Christmas cheer going at Glen Echo Park where you can still catch two holidays shows. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is at Adventure Theatre until January 2 (read the KFDC review). And The Nutcracker is being performed at The Puppet Co. through December 31.
Wednesday: Catch one of several kids flicks in theaters now: The Muppets, Adventures of Tin Tin, Arthur Christmas, Hugo, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked are among the family-friendly big screen selections.
Thursday: Glide the day away at an ice skating rink. See this post with details of both indoor and outdoor venues. Or check out the brand new ice rink at the Rockville Town Square.
Friday: Head to the National Building Museum for some architecture-inspired fun. Toddlers can play in the Building Zone ($3 admission, including accompanying adults). All ages can check out the Towering Ambition LEGO exhibit ($5 admission) and create their own structures of plastic pieces at tables set up for just that purpose. And the Great Hall is a great place to romp and have an indoor picnic (BYO lunch or pick up from Firehook Cafe on premises). In the evening, wind down the week at Lil Omm in Tenley Town, where all ages can join in for Family Fun Fridays yoga session from 5-6pm.