Extraordinary Ways to Celebrate This HolidayDecember 29, 2014
The Christmas season is one of the holidays that seem to be filled with wonders and cheers. The most common Christmas Season routine celebration could either be secular or religious. However, there are other extraordinary ways one can celebrate the Yuletide season with family and friends. Some of these extraordinary Yuletide Season activities include the following:
- Tiny Tim’s A Christmas Carol. This activity is held in the Adventure Theater every November 14 to January 1. Tickets are sold for $19.00, but there are deals being offered in selected dates where one can get a ticket at a cheaper price. This adventure theater is about a boy named Tim who wanted to celebrate the Yuletide season with his father. However, the mean old Mr. Scrooge would not allow Tim’s father to go on a day off. Tim then finds a way to change Mr. Scrooge’s mind. Guests must get ready to venture into their wildest Christmas ride ever!
- A Christmas Carol. This activity is held at Ford’s Theatre every November 21 to January 1. Tickets are sold at a range of $32.00 to $87.00. This music-infused theater production presents the ghost of the Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they lead the mean old Ebenezer Scrooge on a voyage of revolution and revitalization. This play is recommended for anyone 5 years old and up. The program takes about two hours, which includes a 15-minute intermission.
- Magical Holiday Express. This activity is held at the B&O Railroad Museum every November 22 to January 4. Tickets are sold at $16.00 for adults; $14.00 for senior citizens; $10.00 for children ages 6 to 12; and free for B&O members. The remarkable festivity in the B&O Roundhouse is dedicated to trains of various sizes and shapes, Yuletide celebrations, a winter wonderland activity for family and friends, and a manner of helping native charitable foundations who help those in need during the holiday season. There is something to look out for everyday at this affair with all the new holiday decorations, handmade crafts and contests, train rides, live entertainment, appearances by Santa Clause and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and many more.
- Garden Railway Exhibit. This activity is conducted at the Brookside Garden every November 28 to January 11 with free admissions. In commemoration with the Washington, Virginia, and Maryland Garden Railway Society’s partnership, the South conservatory conducts a miniature landscape where trains and trollies wind their ways through the country scenes and towns, passing by the exceptional models of the Brookside Gardens Conservatories, the Chautauqua Tower of Glen Echo Park and the Dentzel Carousel. Furthermore, colorful paintings complement all the landscape.
- First Night Alexandria. This unique activity is held in the Old Town Alexandria every 31st of December. Tickets are sold for $15.00 until the 17th of December, and $20.00 after the 17th. Kids of 12 years old and below are free of charge. This is the most enormous family-centered and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve affair in the region. This affair showcases more than 100 presentations on indoor stages all the way through Old Town Alexandria. Performers include honky-tonk bands, clowns, blue grass musicians, magicians, and classical musicians. The evening concludes with a magnificent fireworks spectacle on the Potomac River at King Street!
For those who are celebrating Christmas alone away from home, they can enjoy the Yuletide season with various activities online. Casino lovers could enjoy playing at the comforts of their homes even in an event of snowfall.