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Monument Lighting: Free Family Festival


Thursday, December 1, 2011


05:00 PM–08:30 PM

Monument Lighting: Free Family Festival

Warm up at The Walters! Celebrate the holiday season and the annual lighting of the Washington Monument at the Walters during this free, family-friendly event! Enjoy seasonal performances, music, refreshments, holiday films and special winter-inspired kids' art activities! At 7 p.m., the Washington Monument will be set aglow, followed by fireworks.


On the Sculpture Court, Level 2A

  • 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Cookies and Cider*
  • 6:30 p.m. The Wilkes School Lantern Parade
  • 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Holiday singing by The Friend’s School choir,  APOLLOS
    (*while supplies last)

Art Activities In the Family Art Center, Lower Level Lobby

  • Cozy Winter Cottages &  Swirling Snowflakes
    Studios A & B
    All activities 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 

Family Holiday Films in the Graham Auditorium 

The listed order is subject to change.

  • Frosty the Snowman (22 min)
  • Jack Frost (48 min)
  • The Snowman (27 min)
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (47 min)

Special Exhibitions

  • Free during this event! Lost and Found; The Secrets of Archimedes,Special Exhibition Gallery,  Level 1
  • Thai Story: The Vessantara Jataka, Manuscript Gallery, Level 3
  • Holiday Paintings, 19th Century Art, Level 4

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: The Walters Art Museum occasionally photographs Family Programs activities for future promotional purposes. If you do not want your child photographed, please notify the museum in writing.

For more information, contact 410-547-9000, ext. 300 or

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