Wednesday 15 December 2010

Christmas in Washington

I'm tempted to write about the excellent book "One Christmas in Washington" - a book which describes Churchill's visit to the US capital in 1941 for the "Arcadia" conference - to discuss with Franklin Roosevelt the strategy for the Allies. I really enjoyed reading it - and it describes key events in the development of the Anglo-American relationship.

But my intention was to write about THIS Christmas - and what's on in the Washington area.

The National Christmas tree - with nightly concerts
Kennedy Center - a host of special events - by the potomac (and Watergate Building)
Downtown market in Chinatown.

Mount Vernon - very festive at any time around Christmas, with a special "Mount Vernon by Candlelight" this weekend.

Alexandria - see here

More details about Washington events on the Washington Post website.