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Your Comprehensive 2021 Holiday-Season Calendar of Things to Do in DC

By December 7, 2021No Comments

Holiday Markets

Nov 19-Dec 23 Downtown Holiday Market (outside, free entry, closed Nov 25, Dec 6)
Nov 26-Dec 4 Tenley Winterfest (inside, free entry, outside)
Nov 27 Flea DC Streetwear Holiday Market (outside, free entry)
Nov 27-Dec 19 Holiday Market at Four Seasons (inside, free entry, every Fri, Sat, & Sun)
Nov 28 Open House at Anacostia Arts Center (inside, free entry)
Dec 2, 5 Outdoor Hanukkah Bazaar (outside, free entry)
Dec 3-5 Heurich Christkindlmarkt (outside, $10 entry online)
Dec 4 Dupont Holiday Market (outside, free entry)
Dec 4 Dupont Undergound Holiday Market (inside)
Dec 4, 11, 18 Park View Holiday Market (inside, free entry)
Dec 5 Pajamarama Holiday Market (outside, free entry)
Dec 10 Takoma Gift(ing) Night Market (outside, free entry)
Dec 10 Victura Park Holiday Market (outside, free entry)
Dec 11 Holiday Pop-Up at Van Ness Main Street (outside, free entry)
Dec 11 Procrastinator’s Holiday Market at National Arboretum (outside, free entry)
Dec 11, 12 Holiday Market at the Ven  (inside, free entry)
Dec 18 Takoma Cocoa Crawl (inside, outside)
Dec 18 SAMSAMA at Shopkeepers  (inside, outside)
Dec 18 Jackie Lee’s Holiday Market (inside, outside)
Dec 18, 19 Umoja Market at Anacostia Arts Center (inside, outside)

Trees, Menorahs, Lights & Decorations

Nov 19-Jan 6 DC Holiday Lights citywide scavenger hunt and storefront decorations (outside, free)
Nov 20 Capitol Hill Community Tree Lighting at 5:30pm (outside, free)
Nov 20-Jan 4 Interactive Holiday Light Display in BB&T Bank Plaza
Nov 24- Jan 2 US Botanical Gardens Outdoor Holiday Display (outside, free, closed Dec 25)
Nov 26-Jan 2 Enchanted Christmas in Nationals Park various times
(outside, $29-39)
Nov 26 Light Up The Wharf from 6:00-8:00pm (outside, free)
Nov 27 City Center Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:00pm (outside, free)
Nov 28 National Menorah Lighting at 3:15pm (outside, free)
Nov 29 Capitol Hill Community Menorah Lighting at 5:30pm (outside, free)
Nov 28-Dec 6 Lighting of the Wharf Menorah daily from 5:00-6:00pm (outside, free)
Dec 1-Jan 1 Light Yards every night from 6:00-10:00pm (outside, free)
Dec 3 Christmas at Dumbarton House from 5:30- 8:30pm (inside, $22)
Dec 3, 10, 17 Friday Night Lights Light Show activities from 5:00 onwards, light show at 7:00pm (outside, free)
Dec 4 Holiday Boat Parade at the Wharf from 6:00-9:00pm (outside, free)
Dec 4 Holiday Celebration at the Parks Menorah and Tree Lighting from 5:00-6:30pm (outside, free)
Dec 8 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Canal Park Ice Rink from 6:00-9:00pm (outside, free)

Pop-Up Bars + Decorated Bars

Sippin’ Santa at Archipelago (outside, inside)
Miracle Pop-Up Bar at Death Punch (outside, inside)
Once Upon a Tiki Christmas at Tiki TNT (outside, inside)
Chai-vy and Cohen-y, a Hanukkah Bar (inside)
5th Annual Winterfest at Wunder Garten (outside)
Colada Shop on 14th St. Rooftop (outside)
Decorations at Urban Roast (inside)
Decorations at Garden District (inside)
Decorations at Brookland Pint (outside, inside)
Maxwell Park Pop-Up Christmas Bar (inside)
Festivus at Passenger (inside)
Holiday Drinks at Tiki on 18th (outside, inside)
Holiday Decorations at Tap99 (outside, inside)
Dec 9-19 Holiday Mythical Holidays (inside)