The Washington Nationals hosts the annual Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. to allow fans to celebrate the team during the off-season. Nationals players, coaches and team personnel attend the festival which offers a fun-filled day featuring a variety of activities including live batting cages, exclusive Q&A sessions, a Kids Zone, interactive games and much more. Autograph vouchers will be available in early December on a first come first served basis.
Winterfest is a fundraiser for the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, a charitable organization committed to improving the lives of children and teens in the Washington, D.C. region by supporting initiatives focused on academics, the arts, nutrition and sports.
Date and Time: Saturday, December 16-17, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Q & A sessions with players and Nationals staff on various topics
- Holiday-themed activities and interactive events
- Exclusive interviews and game shows
- Opportunities to take photos with players and team mascots
- A special Jr. Nats Kids area featuring Player Story Times and Kids Press Conferences
- Games, caricatures and interactive events and surprises
- Live demonstrations from Youth Baseball Academy and Nationals Summer Camps instructors
- A Big League Lounge for fans 21 and over
- Batting cages and inflatable games
- D.J. spinning music throughout the day
Admission: $35 Adults; $25 Children under the age of 12 in advance. Season Ticket Holders will receive $5 off the entry fee and will have exclusive access to the event for an entire hour before Winterfest opens to the general public.
Tickets may be purchased online at nationals.com/winterfest
Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Greater Washington Urban League and win a chance to meet a Nationals player. Donors will receive one entry form for each gift donated, and there is no limit to how many gifts a fan can donate. Ten donors will be randomly selected to meet with a Nationals player, take pictures and receive autographs. The meet and greet will take place late in the afternoon and each winner may be accompanied by one guest.
The Washington Nationals, the Major League Baseball team owned by the locally based Lerner family, play 81 home games each season at Nationals Park, located in Southeast Washington DC. For more information about the Washington Nationals, see A Guide to the Washington Nationals Baseball Club
About the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation
The Washington Nationals Foundation was established in 2005 and re-launched as the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation in 2007 under new team owners, the Lerner family and partners. The Dream Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, tax ID number 34-2034830. Contributions to this organization are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
You may make a donation online at washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/community/dreamfoundation/give.