Ebenezer Scrooge recently relocated to Washington, DC. Though he spends long hours at work – keeping his employee Bob Cratchit away from his family, he has spent his free time exploring the city. Though he was put off at first by the DC’s numerous cultural offerings and happy visitors, a visit from three ghosts one night changed his tune, and he is now a lifelong resident.
Cultural Tourism DC asked some holiday icons to share with us their favorite places or events that are special and unique to DC.
Here are Scrooge’s favorite five holiday activities:
1. Watching money being made at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving
2. Visiting with the ghosts at Congressional Cemetery
3. Serving a hot meal at Miriam’s Kitchen
4. Visiting those in need at Children’s National Medical Center
5. Picking up a few things for the Cratchits at the Downtown Holiday Market/ Eastern Market
Edward Gero plays Ebenezer Scrooge for the third straight year in the Ford’s Theatre production of a Christmas Carol. Gero has previously performed in more than 70 productions for the Shakespeare Theatre Company including King Lear. He is a 12-time nominee and four-time recipient of the Helen Hayes Award and has served on the teaching staff of George Mason University since 1990. “A Christmas Carol” plays through December 31, 2011 and tickets are available at www.fords.org.
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