Holiday Celebrations at Washington's Airports

December 9, 2016

Full Schedule of Entertainment, Photo Booths and Promotions Kicks off at Reagan National and Dulles International

With year-end holidays just around the corner, special performances, activities and promotions at Reagan National and Dulles International airports will celebrate the spirit of the season. Performances by local schools and professional ensembles will brighten the mood in the terminals as travelers pass through. Santa will stroll the halls and pose for photos with travelers. Camera not handy? Professional photo crews will be on the lookout to capture the moment and share it for free by email.

“As families and friends prepare to gather together, our airports are decked out and ready to provide a great holiday travel experience,” said Jerome L. Davis, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “An enjoyable journey begins right here at the airport, so it’s our pleasure to create an uplifting and festive atmosphere that compliments the season. All of us at Reagan National and Dulles International wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.”

Passengers traveling during peak times should arrive at the terminal at least two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. Drivers coming to Reagan National may encounter congested airport roadways and parking facilities. Advance parking reservations are recommended at flyreagan.com/epark. Travel tips, entertainment schedules and concessions specials are available at flyreagan.com and flydulles.com.

DULLES INTERNATIONAL

Promotions

  • Claim a free gift with same-day purchases totaling $100 or more at two or more Dulles International shops and restaurants (Begins December 12)

Special Activities

  • Roaming Photographer - Pose for a free souvenir photo, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (December 19, 20, 21, 22)
  • Visits by Santa, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (December 19, 20, 21, 22)
  • Strolling carolers, 1 – 5 p.m. (December 22, 23)

Performances

  • December 8, 2 – 5 p.m.: Music by No Charge Duo, Ticketing level near east security checkpoint entrance
  • December 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m.: Brass of Peace band, Ticketing level near east security checkpoint entrance
  • December 12, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Henry David Thoreau Middle School singers, Ticketing level near east security checkpoint entrance
  • December 13, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Stone Bridge High School Jazz Band, Arrivals level near baggage claim #3
  • December 14, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.: Stone Bridge High School Jazz Choir, roaming throughout the airport
  • December 20, 10:30 – 11 a.m.: Lunsford Middle School String Ensemble, Ticketing level near east security checkpoint entrance
  • December 21, 6:45 – 8:30 p.m.: Floris United Methodist Church choir, Ticketing level near east security checkpoint entrance

REAGAN NATIONAL

Promotions

  • Claim a free gift with same-day purchases totaling $100 or more at two or more Reagan National shops and restaurants (Begins December 12)

Special Activities

  • Roaming Photographer - Pose for a free souvenir photo, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (December 14, 15, 16, 23)
  • Visits by Santa, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (December 14, 15, 16, 23)
  • Strolling carolers, 1 – 5 p.m. (December 22, 23)

Performances (all locations pre-security)

  • December 14, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Carl Sandburg Middle School Orchestra & Choir, Terminal B across from Cibo restaurant
  • December 16, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.: Tuscarora High School Choir, Terminal B across from Cibo restaurant

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, the Dulles Airport Access Highway and the Dulles Toll Road and also manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail public transit system through Fairfax County and into Loudoun County, Virginia. More than 44 million passengers a year pass through the two airports. The Airports Authority generates more than 387,000 jobs in the National Capital Region.