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The Best Things to Do at Washington Nationals 2017 Winterfest

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC

Hit a holiday home run by attending this baseball extravaganza

Fans of all ages can catch favorite Nationals players, coaches, mascots (and even Santa Claus) at Winterfest on Dec. 16-17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. From meet-and-greets to baseball and holiday-themed activities and games, fans won’t want to miss holiday season highlight. In anticipation of this year’s Winterfest, we’ve compiled a list of all the best activities and things to do.

For more information and to purchase tickets, check out the Nationals Winterfest website. And make sure to secure your tickets to all of the wonderful events happening during the 2018 MLB All-Star Week, held right here in the nation's capital and hosted by the Nationals.

1 Player Photo Stations

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC

At Winterfest, fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite players while posing for a picture at the Player Photo Stations. Take the perfect photos for your holiday card (or Instagram).

2 Winterfest Main Stage

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC

The Winterfest Main Stage will feature a variety of entertainment, from interviews with players, coaches and front office staff to interactive holiday games. Lucky fans will get to play games on stage with their favorite players, like wreath decorating and snowman building.

3 The Slider

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC

The fan favorite Slider returns this year, giving all fans the opportunity to have a blast gliding down the towering winter slide after their favorite players push them from the top.

4 The Kids Zone

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC

This year's Winterfest features a designated area for younger fans with activities like snow fort building, inflatable tee-ball and the Rookie Steal Home Challenge. Young Nats fans can also listen to a story read by their favorite player during Kids Story Time and ask their favorite players and coaches questions at the Kids Press Conference.

5 Clinics for Kids at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy Station

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC

Coaches and players will be at the Youth Baseball Academy Field, where they will lead clinics and play baseball games with our younger fans (ages 6-13).

6 Holiday Shopping

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC

From Nationals jerseys and exclusive Winterfest shirts to an assortment of gift ideas and tickets, guests will be able to knock out any last-minute holiday shopping at the Nationals Team Store pop-up shop.

During Winterfest, ticket representatives will be available to explain how fans can guarantee their spot for the highly anticipated 2018 All Star Game at Nationals Park. Ticket information for 2018 Spring Training at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and the 2018 regular season can be found at nationals.com/tickets.

7 Giving Back: Toy Drive

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC

Want to meet a Nationals player? Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Winterfest for a chance to win a meet-and-greet with a Nationals player while helping local kids in need this holiday season. Each donor will receive one raffle entry as a reward for their gift(s), and 10 donors will be randomly selected each day to meet with a Nationals player, take pictures and receive autographs.

8 Snap a Photo with Santa (and Teddy, Abe, Tom, George and Screech)

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC

Not only will fans get to take pictures with their favorite player or coach at Winterfest, but they will also get to snap a photo with Santa, the Racing Presidents or Screech.

Buy your tickets early; the price will increase at the door! Visit nationals.com/winterfest for more information. And for more cold-weather fun, discover all the the things to do in Washington, DC this winter.