Holiday Activities and Performances Planned at Washington’s Airports

Published: December 03, 2014

Numerous activities and entertaining performances will fill the air this holiday season at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Passengers are encouraged to come to the airport early, bring a camera and enjoy the festivities as they unfold through the month of December. While at the airport, passengers will find several new shops and restaurants to enjoy a bite to eat or complete their holiday shopping—including the opportunity to earn a free gift.

 

Reagan National Airport

Special Events and Performances

Thursday, December 4
10:30-11 a.m.

Ten area school groups will decorate trees on the baggage claim level of Terminals B and C with a theme of “Let it Snow.”

Thursday, December 11
8-11 a.m and 3-6 p.m.

Music performances by caroling quartets and Beltway Brass Quintet, rotating between Terminals A and B/C

Friday, December 12
10:30-11 a.m.

Music performance by Woodlawn Elementary School (Alexandria, Virginia) across from Cosi (Terminal C, pre-security)

Monday, December 15
2:30-4 p.m.

Music performance by Oakton High School Chamber Orchestra (Oakton, Virginia) across from Cosi (Terminal C, pre-security)

Wednesday, December 17
10:30-11:45 a.m.

Music performance by Carl Sandburg Middle School (Alexandria, Virginia) across from Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar (Terminal B, pre-security)

Monday, December 22
10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m.

Music performances by caroling quartets, a handbell choir and  Beltway Brass Quintet, rotating between Terminals A and B/C

Tuesday, December 23
10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m.

Music performances by caroling quartets, a handbell choir and Beltway Brass Quintet, rotating between Terminals A and B/C

 

 Daily Activities and Entertainment – December 12 through 24 (weekdays)

  • Take a free commemorative holiday photo in front of the green screen near Johnston & Murphy (Terminal C, pre-security) with a choice of backgrounds. The photo will be available online for sharing with friends and family. Available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays through December 23.
  • Strolling characters will roam the terminals, posing for photos with travelers between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on December 12, 17, 18 and 19. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the airport, posing for photos between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on December 15, 16, 22 and 23.
  • Strolling carolers will roam the terminals on December 11 and 24 from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and from 3-6 p.m.

Special Gift Promotion (while supplies last/some exclusions apply) – December 8 through January 4

  • Make same-day purchases totaling $100 or more (pretax amount) at any combination of airport retail or food locations (excluding Duty Free) and get a free Portable USB Battery Pack charger (Retail value: $30). Present your receipts at the following pre-security locations in Terminal B/C to get your gift: Brooks Brothers, Fine Leather Works, iRelax-n-Massage or Lacoste. See store associates for complete details.

 

 Dulles International Airport

Special Events and Performances

Thursday, December 4
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ten area school groups will decorate trees on the departures level before the security checkpoint entrances with a theme of “Holidays Around the World.”
Friday, December 12
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Music performances by Stone Bridge High School Jazz Choir (Ashburn, Virginia) moving through various locations around the airport

Tuesday, December 16
10-10:30 a.m.

Music performances by J. Michael Lunsford Middle School String Ensemble (Chantilly, Virginia) at the entrance to the East security checkpoint
Wednesday, December 17
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Music performance by Stone Bridge High School Jazz Band (Ashburn, Virginia) near Baggage Claim #3
Friday, December 19
2-6 p.m.
Music performances:
  • Beltway Brass Quintet on Main Terminal Departures level at East security checkpoint entrance
  • Hand bell choir at Main Terminal AeroTrain station platform
Monday, December 22
2-6 p.m.
Music performances:
  • Stafford Regional Handbell Society on Main Terminal Departures level at East security checkpoint entrance
  • Beltway Brass Quintet at Main Terminal AeroTrain station platform
Tuesday, December 23
2-6 p.m.
Music performances:
  • Beltway Brass Quintet on Main Terminal Departures level at East security checkpoint entrance
  • Stafford Regional Handbell Society at Main Terminal AeroTrain station platform
Wednesday, December 24
2-6 p.m.
Music performance by Stafford Regional Handbell Society on Main Terminal Departures level at East security checkpoint entrance

 

  Daily Activities and Entertainment – December 12 through 23 (weekdays)

  • Take a free commemorative holiday photo in front of the green screen near Gate B71 with a choice of backgrounds. The photo will be available online for sharing with friends and family. Available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.
  • Strolling characters will roam the terminals, posing for photos with travelers. Catch an ice princess or a toy soldier on select weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will roam he terminals between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on December 12, 17, 18 and 19.
  • Strolling carolers will roam the terminals on the following dates: December 18 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) and December 19, 22 and 23 (8 a.m. -5 p.m.).

Special Gift Promotion (while supplies last/some exclusions apply) – December 8 through January 4

  • Make same-day purchases totaling $100 or more (pretax amount) at any combination of airport retail or food locations (excluding Duty Free) and get a free Portable USB Battery Pack charger (Retail value: $30). Present your receipts at the following post-security locations to get your gift: Fox News (Gate A22), Estee Lauder/M.A.C. (Gate B52) or America! (Gate C11 or Gate D7). See store associates for complete details.

 

Updates to the schedule will be posted on www.flyreagan.com and www.flydulles.com.

Passengers should follow Reagan National (@Reagan_Airport) and Dulles International (@Dulles_Airport) on Twitter or on Facebook at fb.com/FlyDulles and fb.com/ReaganAirport on the day of their travel for event updates and other important travel information.

 

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia to manage and operate Washington’s Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Va. No taxpayer money is used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Silver Line construction is funded by a combination of toll-road revenues, airport contributions and federal, state and local government appropriations. The Airports Authority is led by a 17-member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.