The holidays are the only time of the year when it's appropriate to point at a dead plant and expect a kiss. Get in the holiday spirit with this Groupon.
$15 for a Family Weekend Pass ($29.99 Value)
The family weekend pass grants one family (up to two adults and up to two children) admission to the three-day event. In addition, visitors will get a souvenir shopping bag, complimentary hot chocolate, and a tasting flight of wine, beer, and other libations at Santa’s Cellar. The event will run Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at National Harbor. Santa will be sitting for pictures every day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
On Saturday, August 16, mugs will fill with unlimited tastes of beers by New Belgium Brewing Company, Goose Island, and an array of other breweries at the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival. For an additional fee, attendees can indulge in an all-you-care-to-taste menu that includes succulent Old Bay–seasoned crab, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and potato chips. A variety of other snacks will be available for purchase à la carte, and event staff dish out free watermelon slices throughout the day.
In the midst of all the dining and drinking, local and regional bands such as Laissez Foure and Junkyard Saints will entertain crowds with soulful tunes. In response to crowds at previous festivals, organizers have split the event into two sessions, allowing more room to breathe or perform gymnastics floor routines of gratitude.