2018 EVENTS & HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

For a complete list of Georgetown Holiday Happenings, visit www.georgetowndc.com/holidays.


 

GLOW ALL NIGHT
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 | 5-9 P.M.

See the lights, play all night! Join us for an extended evening of holiday shopping, specials and bites at over 50 stores and restaurants

From 5 pm - 9 pm, more than 50 of Georgetown’s national retailers and small businesses alike will be open late, offering in-store promotions, pop-up events, collection launches, give-aways and more. Click here for a complete list of participating stores and details.


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BOOK HILL’S WINTER WONDERLAND
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 | 11 A.M.-4 P.M.

LOCATION: Book Hill - along Wisconsin Avenue from P Street to Reservoir Road

The holiday cheer continues with a winter wonderland in the charming Book Hill section of Georgetown. Bring the family to TD Bank lot (1611 Wisconsin Ave) for photos with Santa for kids and pets with paws. Specials and treats at over 20 shops and cafes along Wisconsin Avenue from O Street to Reservoir Road. Plus, enjoy festive live music, food and drinks—including hot chocolate, cookies and mulled wine—kids’ activities, a s’mores station, and ugly sweater competition. Click here for complete list of events and promotions.

This event made possible by:

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HOLIDAY TREE FARM

Saturdays & Sundays
Nov 24 - Dec 16, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
3100 South Street NW


The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown is hosting its first Christmas Tree Farm at The Yard in partnership with Bees & Trees Farm of Elkwood, Va. The pop-up farm will open to the public every weekend from 10 am – 6 pm from Nov. 24 through Dec. 16, offering freshly cut trees in addition to a collection of local products, such as jams, butters, teas, wreaths, and hand-painted ornaments. Customers can warm-up with a cup of hot chocolate in front of The Yard’s fire pits. 


  Artist: Craig Kraft. Damaged Spirit of the African Elephant . 2018

Artist: Craig Kraft. Damaged Spirit of the African Elephant. 2018

 

GEORGETOWN GALLERIES WINTER ART WALK
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 | 5-8 P.M.

The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill are hosting a Winter Art Walk, with each participating gallery featuring a neon or light-art piece in their window. Take an evening stroll from 5–8 p.m. and view their art exhibitions while enjoying.


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ICE SKATING
MID-NOVEMBER - MARCH

LOCATION: Washington Harbour, 3000 K Street, NW

You don’t need the snow to start enjoying the ice. The Washington Harbour Ice Rink is D.C.’s largest outdoor ice skating venue—and a must-do if you want to fully experience the holiday season in Georgetown. Skate alongside the Potomac River and enjoy a hot beverage from one of the rink-side restaurants. The rink is $10 per adult, $9 per child, senior or military member, and $6 for skate rentals. Visit www.thewashingtonharbour.com/ice-skating for daily operating hours, themed skating events and information on private lessons.


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SWEDISH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
House of Sweden
2900 K St NW


The annual Swedish Christmas Bazaar returns to the House of Sweden (2900 K St NW) Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Sponsored by the Swedish Women's Educational Association and supported by the Embassy of Sweden, the free bazaar will feature Swedish arts & crafts, crystal, textiles, artwork, books, and decorations, plus Swedish Christmas carols performed by the Santa Lucia Procession, home baked goods, and Swedish sandwiches. Click here for more.


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ICE DOME DINING

Four Seasons Hotel, Georgetown
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW


Head inside Four Seasons Hotel's cozy lobby for Light Up the Season, showcasing festive decorations by DC’s top local designers to benefit the Children’s National Health System. The hotel’s Bourbon Steak restaurant also transforms, with a Bourbon On Ice patio featuring three heated ice domes, each with their own theme, plus snowy lawn games like light-up bean bag and ring toss. Neighboring ENO Wine Bar will also offer weekly ice wine tastings and an Alpine menu.