Water Skiing Santa and one of his reindeerswaved to the crowd at National Harbor. The annual event also included a jet skiing Grinch and Frosty the Snowman in a dinghy. 2009 (Mark Gail/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Water-skiing Santa

This quirky Christmas Eve tradition brings Santa to the waters of National Harbor, reindeer in tow. There are other visitors this year, including a jet-skiing Grinch, Frosty the Snowman and Christmas elves.


‘Fiddler on the Roof’ singalong

If you don’t celebrate Christmas, consider watching this screening of the 1971 Academy Award-winning film “Fiddler on the Roof.” Join in belting out such classic tunes as “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker.”


The Peace Ringers

There’s still time to get your Christmas music fix. This 15-member ensemble plays traditional holiday fare on hand bells. The Virginia-based group performs at Millennium Stage.


‘Grandma’s Kwanzaa’

Black Women Playwrights’ Group member Debra Mims leads a program celebrating the African American family, community and culture, with stories that correspond to the seven days of Kwanzaa.


The Visual Language of Herbert Matter

Herbert Matter may not be a household name, but this unsung creative genius contributed significantly to 20th-century graphic design and typography. Learn about the Swiss American artist’s life and work in this 2011 documentary.


The Crawstickers

Frontman Scott Ramminger has performed with local blues bands at venues all over town. He appears with his own group, the Crawstickers, at Hill Country to showcase his New Orleans-influenced sound.


Original Emancipation Proclamation

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the original document signed by Abraham Lincoln will be displayed through Jan. 1, including extended hours on New Year’s Eve, and featuring choirs and other programming over three days.