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I wanted to share some photo’s from Jenny and Eric’s Wedding. This by far was a very fun wedding. We had carousal rides, yummy pie, and the ambiance of the amusement park set the whole tone for the theme. I hope you enjoy the photo’s! Thanks Paola for the lovely photo’s!
Location: Glen Echo Amusement Park (Maryland)
Punch might just be the ideal holiday party drink: It’s easy to prepare in advance, serves a crowd so you can avoid stocking a full bar, and is retro chic. Dig out your mother or grandmother’s bowl and cup set, follow these four simple rules from Dan Searing, author of The Punch Bowl and co-owner of the bar Room 11 in Washington, D.C.; and then try making Searing’s Cold Claret Punch or Jamaican Punch.
1. Keep It Seasonal An iced tea-lemonade punch is terrific in July, but December calls for ingredients such as citrus, apple brandy and warm baking spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. And now’s the time to serve heartier punches (think ones that include egg nog).
2. Watch the Booze One of the most common mistakes Searing sees is too-strong punch (even if part of the drink’s appeal is its potency). Either follow a recipe to make sure you don’t over-spike, or adhere to this rule of thumb: Each 5-ounce serving (the standard size for the cups that accompany most bowls) should contain about 1 and a half ounces of an 80-proof spirit (most vodka, gin, whiskey and rum fall into this category).
3. Save the Sweets for the Gingerbread House Searing says it helps to think of sugar (or agave, or whatever you’re using) in punch as salt in a savory recipe: You need it, but too much will ruin the finished product. Mix all the ingredients together and add the sweetener last, and don’t use all of it at once. Add a little bit, then taste, and keep doing so until you think it’s just right–and maybe ask one other person’s opinion, to be sure.
4. Use Ice Wisely
Pouring a bag of ice cubes into a bowl of punch is the fastest way to dilute the liquid. Instead, Searing says to prepare your own ice block by filling a Bundt or loaf pan, or a 2-quart paper milk or juice container with water (if using a carton, rinse well first). Freeze, and when you’re ready to serve, run the pan under warm water to release the ice, or peel off the paper carton. Have a second block in the freezer if your party will last more than 3 hours. If you don’t want to make a block, serve the punch without ice, and have an ice bucket nearby so guests can add as much as they want.
The Washington DC area has numerous ways to enjoy the holiday season for free! See a guide to free light displays, musical performances, community parades and special events in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia. Mark your calendar and get in the spirit of the season.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies Around the Region
Various Dates. Christmas tree lighting ceremonies are a great way to kickoff the holiday season with family and friends. Find free holiday events in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Holiday Magic at the Botanic Gardens
November 24, 2011 through January 2, 2012. During the holiday season, the U.S. Botanic Garden presents “Holiday Magic”, a unique exhibit featuring model trains and incredible replicas of Washington, DC’s most famous buildings and monuments.
National Hanukkah Menorah
2011 Date and Time to Be Announced. A National Hanukkah Menorah is lit on the White House grounds, at the Ellipse during the eight day Jewish holiday. Festivities at the lighting ceremony include musical performances and hot latkes and donuts. This year’s celebration will feature the US Air Force Band. The menorah will be lit each night of Hanukkah.
ZooLights at the National Zoo
November 25-December 11 (Friday-Sunday nights) and December 16, 2011-January 1, 2012 (every night except December 24, 25 and 31), 5-9 p.m. FREE for the first time this year! The National Zoo presents a seasonal display of thousands of sparkling animated lights, winter-themed crafts, ice sculpting demonstrations, choral groups, and storytellers.
Festival of Lights at the Washington, DC Mormon Temple
2011 Dates and Times to Be Announced. The Washington, DC Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints, also known as the Mormon Temple, is open to all during the Christmas season. This impressive church and its surrounding grounds shine brightly with more than 450,000 sparkling Christmas lights. Each night, a different local musical group performs a live concert in a state-of-the-art theater.
Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland
December 2-3, 2011. The community holiday celebration features a variety of entertainment and performances, a live ice sculpting presentation and a visit from Santa Claus.
Manassas Christmas Parade
December 3, 2011, 10 a.m. Old Town Manassas. See amazing floats, local celebrities, live performances, marching bands, equestrians, animated characters, giant balloons, and Santa at the Manassas Christmas Parade. The parade route begins at Mathis Avenue and concludes at the intersection of Center Street and Grant Avenue.
Middleburg Hunt Christmas Parade
December 3, 2011. Approximately 100 horses, riders in red coats and dozens of hounds come through the town of Middleburg. Immediately following the Hunt, the Middleburg Christmas Parade features a unique assortment of floats, marching bands, local community groups, antique fire trucks, and a variety of animals including horses, llamas and dogs.
Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk
December 3, 2011. Hundreds of Scottish clansmen march through Old Town Alexandria with their bagpipes in a traditional holiday parade. Also participating are pipe and drum bands, Scottish dancers, re-enactment groups, Scottie dog groups, dignitaries and, of course, Santa Claus.
Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
December 3-4, 2011. A favorite holiday celebration in both Old Town Alexandria and Washington, DC. Festively decorated pleasure boats light up the sky along the Potomac River including 50 powerboats, sailboats and the District’s fireboat, the John Glenn spouting water 70 feet into the air.
Merriment in Georgetown
2011 Date and Time to Be Announced. The street festival showcases the neighborhood’s fashionable boutiques, specialty stores and popular restaurants with a full schedule of live entertainment followed by the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Boat Parade of Lights.
Wolf Trap Farm Park Holiday Sing-A-Long
2011 Date and Time to Be Announced. Sing Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs with the United States Marine Band vocal groups from the metropolitan Washington area. The audience is invited to bring candles to light during the last verse of “Silent Night,” the final song of the program. There is also a ‘Jing-A-Long’ during the singing of Jingle Bells, so bring a bell along with your candle. Admission is free and no tickets are required.
National Christmas Tree
2011 Dates and Times to Be Announced. The National Christmas Tree and the Pathway of Peace is illuminated during the holiday season each evening from dusk until 11 p.m. Seasonal displays include a Yule log, a large-scale model train and a Christmas manger. Musical performances by volunteer choirs and dancers are held nightly on the Ellipse stage. Tickets are required for the lighting ceremony.
Leesburg Holiday Parade and Festival
2011 Date and Time to Be Announced. Catch your Christmas spirit and bring the whole family to see Santa and his friends parade down King Street, through the heart of historic Leesburg.
Annapolis Christmas Lights Boat Parade
December 10, 2011. The Annapolis community celebrates Christmas in style with the Eastport Yacht Club Parade of Lights, an annual holiday tradition with boat owners showing off their Christmas light decorations through the Annapolis Harbor.
2011 Date and Time to Be Announced. National Harbor, MD. This unusual annual event features a water-skiing Santa, flying elves, the Jet-skiing Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman performing on the Potomac River. Join in the Sing-along.
Friday, July 22
DANCE: Don’t miss the first night of this year’s Dance DC Festival, an annual showcase of musical traditions from around the world. The festivities kick off at noon with performances by Elizabeth Acevedo, Trinity, and Da Originalz at Woodrow Wilson Plaza. Afterward, stop by the Warner Theatre at 7 PM for a Marvin Gaye tribute featuring Eric Roberon, Miri Ben-Ari, and Levi Stephens. Free.
SHOPPING: Fans of Bethesda Row won’t want to miss their Summer Sidewalk Sale. Stores—including J. McLaughlin, City Sports, Georgetown Cupcake, Pink Palm, and Urban Chic—will be offering markdowns and specials through Saturday. Click here for the complete list of participating venues.
SIGNING: Dorothy Wickenden, Executive Editor of the New Yorker, will be discussing her bookNothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West at Politics and Prose. The story chronicles the journey of two young society women who trade lives of luxury for teaching jobs in Colorado—in 1916. Members can save 20 percent off at the signing. Free; 7 PM.
JEWELRY: Drop by M29 Lifestyle for an evening of Brazilian cocktails and jewelry. The Georgetown boutique just received a shipment of Sheila Fajl designs, and to celebrate they’re serving free caipirinhas to shoppers. 5 to 7 PM.
BEER: Save 25 percent on Chinatown Coffee’s entire beer menu at their Summer Beer Fest. Featured brews include Great Lakes Eliot Ness, Founders Porter, and Avery IPA. Plus, enjoy $2 cans of DC Brau. 5 to 9 PM.
Saturday, July 23
FESTIVAL: Bring the whole family to the 8th annual Asian Festival, a yearly celebration of Asian countries and cultures. Enjoy musical performances, cultural exhibitions, authentic Asian cuisine from more than 35 vendors, and retail shops galore. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Thai Tennis Organization, a nonprofit that provides tennis scholarships to young Thai and Asian players in the US. Free admission; Saturday: 10 AM to 10 PM, Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM.
SMOOTHIES: It’s gonna be a scorcher this weekend, so be sure to drop by the Vienna Robeks Grand Opening (180 Maple Ave., Vienna, VA) for a free 12 oz smoothie. Customers can choose from Strawnana Berry or Mahalo Mango. Noon to 3 PM.
FITNESS: Laurent Amzallag, creator of the Yala Dance Workout Class, will be holding a free class at the Southwest Waterfront. Laurent’s workout has been featured on Oprah and in Elle Magazine.Check out a video of one of his Southwest Waterfront classes here. 9 AM.
SEAFOOD: DC Sail and Phillips Seafood are joining forces for tonight’s Bluecrabs N’ Bluegrassfundraiser. Chow down on a seafood feast, followed by the musical stylings of Human Country Jukebox. The spread includes large steamed crabs, jumbo steamed shrimp, fried chicken, salads, shortcake, and drinks. Proceeds will benefit DC Sale’s Youth Scholarship Fund, an organization that educates underprivileged youth about safe boating practices, environmental awareness, leadership development, and physical fitness. Tickets ($80 for the Crab Fest, $10 for the concert) can be purchased at the event Web site. Crab fest 5 to 8 PM; Concert 6 to 10 PM.
Sunday, July 24
FASHION: Fashionistas won’t want to miss the Fashion District’s Summer Mixer at Lamont Bishop Gallery. Enjoy live music and cocktails while perusing a trunk show from the ladies of Butler + Claypool. Free; Drinks are available for purchase. 1 to 7 PM.
FRINGE FESTIVAL: It’s your last chance to catch a show at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. In the mood for some comedy? Foggerty’s Fairy is about an unconventional fairy who erases a lovestruck man’s memory (Noon at the Apothecary). Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit more serious? Crave poetically explores the darkest corners of romance (5:30 PM at Fort Fringe).Click here for a complete list of performances.
CIVIL WAR: Calling all history buffs! Commemorate the 150th year anniversary of the Civil War with a host of period-themed events during the Manassas Civil War Commemorative weekend. Enjoy historical tours, speakers, music, and, of course, re-enactments. Tickets can be purchased at the event Web site. 9 AM to 4 PM.