Weekend Outlook – Watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at American history museum

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For a $10 fee, the National Museum of American History is inviting visitors to watch the Christmas film "It's a Wonderful Life."

Get in the holiday spirit this weekend with some winter-themed activities, exhibits and movies. Check out some exclusive artwork in Georgetown at GLOW, catch a screening of a classic Christmas film then stop by The Wharf for sight-seeing, food and drinks.


GLOW in Georgetown

One of the most popular holiday celebrations in the District is back for its sixth year. The GLOW outdoor light exhibition features public light art installations, food tastings and tons of Instagram-worthy backdrops at several spots around Georgetown. The display opens Friday and will stay in Georgetown until Jan. 5.

Georgetown Commercial District, 5 to 10 p.m., free.


The District’s Holiday Boat Parade and Festivities at The Wharf

Head over to The Wharf to see a parade of boats outfitted with holiday-themed lights and s’mores and music at an outdoor beer garden. Before the parade kicks off, you can get in the winter spirit with ornament-decorating, s’mores by an open fire, ice skating and selected beer and wine at an outdoor beer garden. Stick around after the parade for a firework salute and live music, and don’t forget to greet Santa at the lighted Christmas tree.

The Wharf, 760 Maine Ave. SW, 6 to 9 p.m., free.


‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ screening at the National Museum of American History

Wrap up your weekend watching a Christmas classic. This family drama, starring actors James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, begins showing an angel who is sent down to Earth to help a downtrodden businessman. Throughout the film, his hope in life is restored when he sees what the world would be like if he had never existed. This movie makes for a perfect romantic date night, fun outing with friends or solo adventure.

National Museum of American History, 14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, 3:30 p.m., tickets $10.

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