‘Tis the season for great performances at DC’s famous John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. So many locals and tourists alike make their way to DC’s famous waterfront attraction around the holidays, and throughout the winter months, to take in The Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah from the National Symphony Orchestra, a host of other holiday and winter performances including great offerings in the family theater, or to take in one of the free, daily events at the Millenium Stage.
Farmers Fishers Bakers provides a great before and after watering hole for all Kennedy Center theatergoers. We are close enough to the Kennedy Center to serve you before or after your holiday show, whether you need a quick bite to eat, including some of our famous share plates, or want a comfortable gathering place for drinks, a full meal, or just dessert. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
This December brings The Nutcracker ballet in a whimsical and opulent production with reimagined designs and choreography performed by Salt Lake City’s Ballet West. Of course, there is also the enormously popular A Candlelight Christmas from The Washington Chorus featuring traditional carols and sing-alongs, as well as the short three days the National Symphony Orchestra performs Handel’s Messiah, including a final sing-along performance. This year, the Washington National Opera is performing a rare, holiday family opera Nativity tale: The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me.
If you can’t find time in December, the Kennedy Center has a lot to offer in the new year, including The Washington Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty and performances from in-house favorites – the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera – as well as a diverse range of guests and exciting performances, including some from the center’s regular visitors, such as the American Ballet Theatre, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and more. Check out the schedule for a full list of events and to buy tickets.
Once you have picked your show and date, make a plan to join us at Farmers Fishers Bakers to extend your show time fun.