On December 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Veterans Park in downtown Bethesda will be hosting the town’s annual Winter Wonderland celebration.If you haven’t gotten into the holiday spirit yet, downtown Bethesda’s annual Winter Wonderland Christmas holiday celebration on December 2 is a perfect opportunity to do so. From 1 to 2 p.m., the event will feature ice sculpting by the Bethesda Urban Partnership; expert carvers will have attendees both young and old in awe as they transform blocks of ice into works of wintery art before your very eyes. The ice sculptors use ice picks, chainsaws and other tools to make their art pieces. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="6308,6309,6311,6312,6313"] Once the ice sculpting portion of the festival celebration has concluded, the student concert will begin at 2 p.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. For this year’s event, organizers have scheduled seven school choirs to perform winter inspired music. In the lineup are Bethesda’s Academy of the Holy Cross, Chevy Chase Elementary School, Georgetown Prep, Our Lady of Lourdes, Seneca Valley High School, Washington Episcopal School and Westbrook Elementary School. Santa Claus will also be making an appearance from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., so make sure you let the kiddos know to have their Christmas wish lists ready for the big man.
Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland is sponsored by iHeart Radio 97.1 Wash FM, so if you decide to go you will not be disappointed. The event’s venue Veterans Park is located at Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues in downtown Bethesda. There is plenty of nearby street parking and parking garages, so if you decide to take Metro use the Bethesda stop on the red line. The park is located about a half mile north of the metro station, one block west of Wisconsin Avenue. For more info visit the event’s webpage. Have you gone in the past? Will we see you there this year? Let us know in the comments below.