Join us for a magical night of boating and a dazzling fireworks finale at The Wharf
The Wharf presents The District’s Holiday Boat Parade, a magical night of boating on the Potomac River, from Hains Point to the docks and piers of The Wharf. This is the 28th year of this annual waterfront holiday tradition. Free public activities will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., including the lighting of The Wharf’s 40-foot tall Christmas tree; photographs with Santa Claus and the live musical performances on District Pier.
The boat parade will kick off at 7 p.m. and highlighted by a stunning holiday fireworks parade finale at 8 p.m. The festive holiday boat parade will include up to 60 beautifully decorated boats. Attendees will also get into the holiday spirit with a guaranteed magical snowfall, painting signature holiday ornaments, balloon art and enjoying s’mores at The Wharf’s roaring fire pit. Other fun activities include skating on the Wharf Ice Rink and sampling seasonal refreshments from our Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden.
WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. This event is rain or shine.
6:00–9:00pm — Activities throughout The Wharf (Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden, s’mores, and music)
7:00pm — Boats arrive in the Washington Channel
8:00pm — Fireworks Salute
8:15pm–9:00pm — Live music continues on District Pier Stage
WHERE: Activities take place throughout The Wharf neighborhood along Wharf Street, District Pier and Transit Pier, Washington, DC 20024. A map of The Wharf can be found here.
HOW: This event is free and open to the public. For more information on The Wharf including how to get here or where to dine please go to WharfDC.com, download The Wharf app or follow us on Facebook and @TheWharfDC on Instagram and Twitter.
ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY EVENTS AT THE WHARF
11/30 - Light Up The Wharf
11/30 - Holiday Camp Wharf
12/12 - 12/15 - Shop The Square Holiday Market
12/21 - Caroling at The Wharf
12/22 - Lighting of The Menorah
All Photos Courtesy of The Wharf, Washington DC.
All winter events are produced by Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, developers of The Wharf, along with The Wharf Community Association (WCA). Additional event information can be found at www.wharfdc.com/upcoming-events, the District Wharf app available on Apple and Android devices or by calling 202-688-3590.
ABOUT THE WHARF The Wharf is Washington D.C.’s most exciting neighborhood. This remarkable mile-long neighborhood along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River reestablishes Washington, DC, as a true waterfront city and destination. Phase 1 opened in October 2017 with two million square feet of residences, offices, hotels, shops, restaurants, cultural uses, marinas, and public areas including waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks. When complete in 2022, this $2.5 billion, world-class, mixed-use waterfront neighborhood will feature more than 3.5 million square feet of development. The Wharf is easily accessible to the region by water taxi, Metro, WMATA and Southwest Neighborhood Shuttle buses, bicycle, foot, and car.
Ring in the holidays with the mind-blowing spectacular THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS, showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This nonstop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Purchase your tickets today for the upcoming shows Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Sunday, Dec. 8 at National Theatre DC!
Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Run time: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes with intermission
Head to Facebook to enter to win 4 tickets!
Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to be coming to the Washington, DC area with the arrival of Alegría, its most iconic production. From July 28, 2020 – August 30, 2020, audiences are invited under the Big Top at Tysons II to fall in love with Timeless Alegría; a true Cirque du Soleil classic reinterpreted through today’s creative lens.
A production destined to change its history, Cirque du Soleil first presented Alegría in April 1994, launching an emblematic show that won over more than 14 million spectators in 255 cities in over 19 years of touring. To mark the show’s 25th anniversary, Cirque du Soleil is now revisiting its iconic Alegría through today’s lens—including refreshed costumes and set design, a renewed acrobatic vocabulary, and modernized musical arrangements —to touch new generations of spectators.
With its signature songs, stunning acrobatics, memorable characters and enchanting artistry that have helped define the Cirque du Soleil aesthetic, Alegría is the reincarnation of a classic; reinterpreted for the age and rekindled to inspire fans—old and new alike.
Share the joy of Cirque du Soleil with family and friends this holiday season. Tickets for Alegría in the Washington, DC area are available online starting today. Purchase during Black Friday and Cyber Monday and receive 40% off on select tickets November 19, 2019 – December 2, 2019.
Hurry while supplies last! Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. To join, visit cirqueclub.com. Public tickets for Tysons II performances of Alegría will be available at cirquedusoleil.com/alegria. Tickets start at $45.
More about Alegría:
Alegría (‘joy’ in Spanish) takes audiences at the heart of a once glorious kingdom now in decay led by the king’s fool and a dusty aristocracy. Carried by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement from the streets strives to shake this established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light and harmony to their world. With its joyful spirit, Alegría is a vital, energizing force driven by a thirst for a brighter tomorrow.
In true Cirque du Soleil fashion, Alegría unfolds with soul-touching clown antics and remarkable acrobatic performances in a whimsical and immersive visual universe. Perched at the top of the Big Top, gymnasts fly from one High Bar to the next, and leap into the void to reach the hands of mighty catchers suspended on a cradle swing. Using all her limbs, an artist dazzles with her ability to spin and twirl a multitude of hoops while contorting her body with otherworldly ease. Other Jaw-dropping highlights include a daredevil Fire Knife Dancer eating, breathing, touching and juggling with flames; a sublime couple on Aerial Straps soaring through a delicate snowstorm; and fourteen tumblers bouncing off a Powertrack (trampoline tracks) embedded into the stage to perform crisscrossing series of daring somersaults.
For more information about Alegría, visit cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.
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To watch a preview video of Alegría, visit cirk.me/alegriatrailer.
Photo Credit: Marie-Andrée Lemire / Costumes Dominique Lemieux / Cirque du Soleil 2019
As we come to a close of 2019, you should consider a stay-cation to The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. This location has the views to die for, luxury amenities, family-friendly accommodations and history at its fingertips. Here are my top three reasons to book your next stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City and why you should book the Mount Vernon getaway package!
The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City is located on the north side of Alexandria with breathtaking views of nearby DC at night. With its unique location, you’re able to experience all that our nation’s capital offers during the day and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city at night.
There are many other locations to visit outside of the typical DC experiences. You can spend the day in Old Town Alexandria, the nearby award-winning wineries or visit the beautiful historic Mount Vernon estate.
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