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December 7, 2007

Weekend Watch: Bethesda holiday events & area Hanukkah happenings

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Tonight and tomorrow, downtown Bethesda hosts several free, family-oriented holiday events as part of their annual "Winter Wonderland."

Tonight, starting at 8 p.m. at the Imagination Stage (on Auburn Ave.), it's a holiday concert featuring four local groups (including an ensemble from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC - who I saw in concert last Christmas - they rock!)

Saturday at 1 p.m. at downtown Bethesda's Veterans Park (corner of Norfolk and Woodmont), it's a live ice-sculpting demonstration creating wintry works of art... followed by a 2 p.m. children's holiday concert at the same location, featuring choirs from area schools. And a special visit from Santa Claus.

The Oneness Family School in Bethesda is also hosting a free Festival of Lights event tonight, Friday, at 7 p.m. for ages three to 15 and parents, celebrating diverse traditions around the world.

On another holiday-related note... The big and beautiful National Menorah is now lit at the Ellipse near the White House. Happy Hanukkah to those of you celebrating this week!

Posted by Sarah at 11:27 AM.