Make it a cool DC weekend with some baseball and Xmas movies

Weekend Round-Up: December 10 and 11


Nationals Winterfest will take place this Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. The annual family-friendly event is being held at the Washington Convention Center each day from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Attendees will be able to interactive with players and coaches, watch a “Homerun Derby” featuring the Nationals mascot, make a snow fort, participate in the steal home challenge take batting practice, and much more. In addition, there will be the opportunity to sign up for 2017 season Jr. Nats Kids Club at the Jr. Nationals Kids Club Kiosk.

Each day 10 attendees will be randomly selected to have a special meet and greet with a Nationals player. For a chance to be selected, you must donate a new, unwrapped toy.

Daily admission is $33 for adults and teens, and $23 for children ages three to 12. A discount is available when purchasing tickets for both days.


On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is hosting a Christmas Movie Festival. For just $8, you can enjoy a fun afternon of movie watching.

  • 12 noon – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • 12:30 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • 1:00 p.m. – Elf
  • 2:30 p.m. – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • 3:00 p.m. – A Christmas Story
  • 4:30 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • 5:15 p.m. – Scrooged
  • 7:20 p.m. – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

There will be full restaurant fare and table side service during the festival. In addition, attendees are able to pay once and stay all day or leave and return later.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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