Children's Christmas Pageant at Washington National Cathedral. (DONOVAN MARKS/DONOVAN MARKS)

Those who wish to participate in the pageant should arrive in costume by 1:15 for a short rehearsal. The pageant will begin at 2 p.m. and last about an hour.

The free event will be at the cathedral, at Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW in the District. For information call 202-537-6200 or visit the cathedral’s Web site.

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