WASHINGTON — If your New Year's resolutions include getting out of your comfort zone or trying new things, you're in luck. Residents living around the DMV have lots of options for celebrating the first weekend of 2020 -- everything from a scavenger hunt on the mall to dance parties.
It's like a regular scavenger hunt, only with ruby slippers and you know, the Hope Diamond. Those wanting to score the first place prize of free admission to an Embassy gala will split into teams, answer various trivia and must collect specific items throughout the National Mall. Happy hunting!
When: Meet at 11:30 a.m., but the race kicks off at noon sharp.
In case you haven't heard, we are not just in a brand new year -- we are also at the start of a brand new decade. To celebrate, Bent is coming back to the 9:30 Club after selling out their roster of dance parties last year. For 2020, they kick off with 'Raging 20's' party, chock full of DJ's, dance and drag.
Where: 9:30 Club
When: 10 p.m.
The annual exhibit that adorns Georgetown is saying farewell until next holiday season, but not without a goodbye tour. Visit the iconic Excorcist steps, see the light stuctures and get mini history lessons on the houses of some D.C.'s most prolific Georgetown residents.
Where: Meet at the corner of 27th and Q Street in NW.
When: 10 p.m.
The gallery will feature a deep dive into the legacy and work of artists Georgia O'Keefe with opportunities to see paintings up close and personal. The museum is also running a tour of Vincent Van Gogh on Saturday, for those art fans that want to experience both.
Where: National Gallery of Art
When: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 a ticket. Claim yours online here.
Look, just because New Year's is over doesn't mean your dance moves need to end. The massive Kennedy Center REACH expansion is offering free Zumba in the Skylight Pavillion for those willing to get a workout in and have some fun. Just ask for instructor Tanya Nichols and get your dancing shoes on.
Where: REACH at the Kennedy Center
When: 6 p.m.
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean the winter festivities are. Those who want to knock out some winter traditions like smores and ice skating should look no further than Ice and Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run in Alexandria. The ice skating rink doesn't open until Jan.11, but fire pits, heated igloos and beautiful light tunnels are still up.
Cost: $5-17, based on activities.