Tis the season....:
* TREE LIGHTING:
Friday (Dec. 6) brings the neighborhood's annual tree lighting festivities at Canal Park
, starting at 6 pm. The ice rink will be appropriately decked (and there's free skating), and there will be a life-sized snow globe available for your selfie-snapping pleasure. The tree lighting itself will be at 7.
* LIGHT YARDS:
Also on Dec. 6, the Yards' interactive holiday light installation
returns for its fifth year, running through Dec. 23. This year's illuminated adventure is "Airship Orchestra" by ENESS
. It is free and family friendly.
And, in non-holiday news:
* 41 L MOVING FORWARD:
The long-gestating residential project by MRP Realty on the site of the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro station's chiller plant
on the southwest corner of Half and L has secured its construction financing
, and should probably get underway before too much longer. It will feature 161 rental units, 3,500 sq ft of retail, and 59 underground parking spaces. Targeted completion date is late 2021.
* SNEAK A PEEK AT DC WATER:
If you've been wanting to get inside the DC Water headquarters
--that curvy building with the blue-green windows you see from the Riverwalk--but haven't gotten an invitation to get through security, you can go to ANC 6D's next business meeting there, on Dec. 9. It starts at 7 pm, but leave plenty of time to find the pedestrian entrance, which is at New Jersey and N (well, Canal and N, if you read my post on Tingey Square
Fa la la la la, indeed.