December 25th l All Day
Now – January 2nd (Closed Christmas Day) l 10 am-6 pm
Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free 34-day event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping.
More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! Get more information here and admission is free.
A Christmas Carol
Now – December 31st
Charles Dickens’ timeless classic is brought to musical life at the legendary Ford’s Theatre. Scrooge’s riveting journey alongside the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future is a joy even if you’ve experienced it a hundred times before – especially in one of the world’s most historic theaters. As is custom, local premier stage actor Edward Gero returns to play Scrooge in everyone’s favorite Christmas-themed redemption story.
This is one of the last weekends the show will be running so if you can’t make it this weekend, go next weekend because it will be gone! There is both a day show and evening show. Get tickets and more information here.
Frank Sinatra at 100
Now – April 1st
Obviously you still have time but if you are a lover of Ol’ Blue Eyes then definitely check out this exhibit.
“This display marks the centennial of one of the giants of the entertainment world, Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), illustrating his popular music, jazz, and motion picture career. Items on view include photographs, sheet music, album covers, and costume items. A boom microphone of the type used by Sinatra illustrates how he combined the “crooner” techniques of the band singer with the improvisational approach of the jazz musician to produce a unique sound which took him to the top of the charts and inspired and informed generations of singers.” – Nation Museum of American History
Admission is free and you can find out more info here.
If none of these options are tempting, get out and enjoy the city while it is empty and quiet.