Nov
23
Fri
Downtown Holiday Market 2018 @ Downtown Holiday Market
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm
Downtown Holiday Market 2018 @ Downtown Holiday Market | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Rated two years ago by TravelMag as one of the 20 best Christmas markets in the U.S., if you only have the chance to visit one of these markets this season, this is the one to go to. Built like a village, this market boasts over 150 vendors offering everything from food and jewelry to textiles and pottery. 12-8 p.m. daily. Downtown Holiday Market: Centered at 8th and F Streets in NW, DC; www.downtownholidaymarket.com

Drink Company’s Miracle on Seventh Street Pop-Up Bar @ Drink Company
Nov 23 2018 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 12:30 am
Drink Company's Miracle on Seventh Street Pop-Up Bar @ Drink Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Miracle on 7th Street returns for a fourth year of over-the-top holiday cheer on Black Friday, November 23. Or, as Drink Company call its, Black & White Friday, since the new pop-up bar highlights DC’s most iconic residents: pandas! Expect panda-monium at this year’s Miracle on 7th, which features a panda mural, panda mugs and more adorable panda moments. This year, guests can ring the jingle-bell canopy, step inside a giant New Year’s Eve ball and share a kiss in the mistletoe photo booth. And, of course, Miracle on 7th Street wouldn’t be complete without its annual menu of innovative, original craft cocktails, including perennial fan favorite “Snow Angels, Ice Skating, Cookie Dough & Snuggles,” along with 11 additional drinks and two shots.

Special Projects team Matt Fox and Adriana Salame-Aspiazu have dreamed up a selection of winter wonderland vignettes that cover everything from jingle bells to jelly doughnuts. From life-sized statues of pandas playing in the snow, to a graffiti-inspired Hanukkah mural by frequent collaborator and local artist Andrew Funk to a hanging iridescent installation designed by local artist Nole Garey from Oh So Beautiful Paper, Miracle 2018 will bring its signature dash of holiday cheer to the District.

Christmas at Oatlands 2018 @ Oatlands Historic House & Gardens
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm
Christmas at Oatlands 2018 @ Oatlands Historic House & Gardens | Leesburg | Virginia | United States

Oatlands Mansion is decorated for Christmas and open for tours. Come see Oatlands decked in fabulous holiday style. Arrive at the Carriage House Visitor Center, purchase your tickets and proceed to the mansion, and while you’re there, find the perfect gift at the Historic Carriage House Shop and don’t forget to visit the formal terraced garden. Open from Nov. 23 to Dec. 30, guides will be posted in the Mansion to answer any questions. Last Mansion ticket sales for the day will be at 4 p.m.

Nov
26
Mon
ThinkFoodGroup Sparkling Festival @ Various Locations in DMV
Nov 26 @ 8:42 pm – Dec 9 @ 9:42 pm
ThinkFoodGroup Sparkling Festival @ Various Locations in DMV | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

America Eats Tavern

  • Flight:
    • Cuvée Jose, Raventós i Blanc, Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada 2015
    • NV Argyle, Brut, Willamette Valley, Oregon
    • Gruet, Brut Rosé, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Bite: Hush Puppies Southern cornmeal fritter, honey butter
  • Cocktail: Amelia Bombay Gin, Crème de Violette, Luxardo Maraschino, lemon, cava ($12)

 

China Chilcano:

  • Flight:
    • Cuvée Jose, Raventós i Blanc, Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada 2015
    • Sidra Espumante Quebrada del Chucao, 2016 Brut Nature, Chile
    • Rosé, Santa Julia, Brut Rosé, Mendoza, Argentina NV
  • Bite: Ceviche Clásico Fish of the day, leche de tigre, sweet potato, red onion, cancha, cilantro
  • Cocktail: Alpaca Punch La Caravedo pisco, watermelon, rosemary, cava ($13)

 

Jaleo DC

  • Flight:
    • Cuvée Jose, Raventós i Blanc, Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada 2015
    • Blanc de Blanc, Raventós i Blanc
    • De Nit Rosé Brut, Raventós i Blanc, Macabeo, Xarel·lo (Monastrell, Others) 2015
  • Bite: Chistorra Envuelta en Patata Frita Slightly spicy chorizo wrapped in crispy potato with membrillo aioli
  • Cocktail: Agua de Sevilla Bourbon whiskey, pineapple, cava, orange bitters ($13), En Ruta Torres brandy, lemon, Torres Magdala Oranga, cava ($13), Cava-Sherry Sangria A refreshing, citrusy, sherry driven, sparkling sangria ($58 for a pitcher)

 

Jaleo Crystal City

  • Flight:
    • Cuvée Jose, Raventós i Blanc, Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada 2015
    • Sidra de Asturias, Poma Áurea 2007
    • Brut Rosé, Naveran, Pino Noir, Parellada 2015
  • Bite: Endibas con queso de cabra y naranjas Endives, goat cheese, oranges and almonds
  • Cocktail: Agua de Sevilla Bourbon whiskey, pineapple, cava, orange bitters ($13), Cava-Sherry Sangria A refreshing, citrusy, sherry driven, sparkling sangria ($58 for a pitcher)

 

Jaleo Bethesda

  • Flight:
    • Cuvée Jose, Raventós i Blanc, Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada 2015
    • Sidra de Asturias, Poma Áurea 2007
    • Brut Rosé, Juvé Y Camps, Pinot Noir NV
  • Bite: Cono de marmelada de naranja y queso de cabra Cone filled with Orange marmalade and spanish goat cheese
  • Cocktail: Agua de Sevilla Bourbon whiskey, pineapple, cava, orange bitters ($13), Cava-Sherry Sangria A refreshing, citrusy, sherry driven, sparkling sangria ($58 for a pitcher)

Oyamel

  • Flight:
    • Cuvée Jose, Raventós i Blanc, Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada 2015
    • Laurent Perrier, Brut, Champagne, France NV
    • Gruet, Brut Rosé, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Bite: Ceviche con Citricos Striped bass in a pineapple-habanero marinade with citrus, jicama and fresno chiles
  • Cocktail: Vallarta ’75 Cava, hibiscus-infused Bombay Gin, St. Germain, lemon ($12)

Zaytinya:

  • Flight:
    • Cuvée Jose, Raventós i Blanc, Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada 2015
    • NV Lazaridi, Solitaire, Semi-Sweet, Macedonia, Greece
    • Kir- Yianni, Akakies Rosé, Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece 2016
  • Bite: Salmon Crudo potato skordalia, almonds, celery, crispy potato, dill
  • Cocktail: Persepolis Jasmine-infused gin, pomegranate, lemon, cava ($13)
Nov
30
Fri
WINTERFEST 2018 AT WUNDER GARTEN @ Wunder Garten
Nov 30 – Dec 16 all-day
WINTERFEST 2018 AT WUNDER GARTEN @ Wunder Garten  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

 

Wunder Garten (1101 First St. NE), in partnership with NoMa Business Improvement District, is excited to announce the return of Winterfest, a weeks-long holiday market and tree lot. Beginning Friday, November 30, and continuing through Sunday, December 16, the beer garden will light up like a Christmas tree and transform into a winter wonderland perfect for shopping for gifts and decorations while reveling in warm cocktails, food from local restaurants, and live music.

Getting in the holiday spirit, Wunder Garten will roll out a new menu of warming libations including winter beers from local breweries, spiked hot cider, Irish coffee, and peppermint schnapps hot chocolate. Food will be provided by Caliburger and DC’s beloved Timber Pizza on select nights.

Always a dog-friendly establishment, Wunder Garten will partner with the Humane Rescue Alliance to offer photos with Santa for furry friends on Sunday, December 16. 

Roaring fires, bright string lights and other holiday decorations will surround the Makers Market, a gathering of local artisans selling artwork, apparel, greeting cards, beauty products, libations, and more including wares from vendors such as True Syrups & GarnishesZeke’s CoffeeMetal & Stone CreationsUrban Forest Perfume Co. and Who Dog Knits. The Makers Market will be open Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm.

For those looking to bring home a tree, the lot at Winterfest will offer a variety of fresh species to choose from, sourced regionally and responsibly, ranging in size from four to ten feet tall, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local DC charity. Holiday helpers will bundle and tie trees for easy transport.

As with last year’s Winterfest, local award-winning artist Hernan Gigena will install an interactive (and Instagrammable) art piece – this one consisting of more than 300 spheres suspended in air, a symbol of peace for the holiday season.

Admission to Winterfest is free. Wunder Garten is open Monday through Thursday, 4 pm to 10 pm; Friday, 4 pm to 1 am; Saturday, 12 pm to 1 am; and Sunday from 12 pm to 10 pm. For more information, please visit www.wundergarten.com or www.winterfestwg.com.

About Wunder Garten

Inspired by the Bavarian beer gardens made famous in Germany, Wunder Garten opened in 2015 in an unused lot in NoMa, with the goal of providing residents of the neighborhood with a fun place to gather with friends and family for ice cold beers and sunshine. Now, Wunder Garten is one of DC’s largest beer gardens with over 400 seats, multiple bars, lush greenery, cabanas, fire pits and heaters, and a climate controlled beer pavilion.

Dec
7
Fri
Fairfax City Holiday Market @ Fairfax Old Town Square
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fairfax City Holiday Market @ Fairfax Old Town Square | Fairfax | Virginia | United States

Join your family, neighbors and friends for the 2nd Annual City of Fairfax Holiday Market in Old Town Square. Come and shop at the market of craft vendors as you enjoy Old Town Square in the heart of Historic Downtown Fairfax covered in holiday lights. The festival will include live holiday music, hot drinks, gourmet treats and more! The Holiday Market will be open the first 3 weekends of December on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Craft vendors will vary each weekend. Fridays 5-8 p.m., Saturdays 12-6 p.m. and Sundays 12-4 p.m. Fairfax Old Town Square: 10415 North St. Fairfax, VA; www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parksrecreation/special-events/holiday-market

Dec
8
Sat
DC Santa Crawl 2018 @ Front Page
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DC Santa Crawl 2018 @ Front Page | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Santa Crawl is a winter/holiday season themed bar crawl based in Washington D.C. Thousands of participants will quench their thirst on exclusive drink deals as they explore D.C. and celebrate the holiday season one bar at a time. Register at The Front Page between 2 and 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a refillable signature Santa mug, access to some of DC’s best bars, exclusive drinks & food specials and a raffle entry to win great prizes.

Enjoy:

  • $2 Light Beers
  • $3 Rail drinks
  • $4 Holiday shots
  • Food Specials

Participating Bars:

  • The Front Page *
  • Bravo Bravo
  • James Hoban’s
  • The Madhatter
    District Anchor
  • 1831
  • Sign of the Whale
  • Ozio
  • Recessions
  • Cafe Citron
  • The Bottom Line
  • Abigail
  • City Tap House
  • Nero
  • The Meeting Place
  • Public Bar
Blend’s German Christmas Market @ Blend Coffee Bar
Dec 8 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Blend’s German Christmas Market @ Blend Coffee Bar | Ashburn | Virginia | United States

Join Blend’s “Weihnachtsmarkt” outdoor German Christmas market with food from Lothar’s Butchery & Gourmet Sausages, baked goods from The Baekehaus, crepes from Happy Crêpe, glühwein (hot mulled wine) and a beer tasting from Ono Brewing Company. 3:30-8 p.m. Blend Coffee Bar: 43170 Southern Walk Plaza Ste. 120, Ashburn, VA; www.blendcoffeebar.com

Fairfax City Holiday Market @ Fairfax Old Town Square
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fairfax City Holiday Market @ Fairfax Old Town Square | Fairfax | Virginia | United States

Join your family, neighbors and friends for the 2nd Annual City of Fairfax Holiday Market in Old Town Square. Come and shop at the market of craft vendors as you enjoy Old Town Square in the heart of Historic Downtown Fairfax covered in holiday lights. The festival will include live holiday music, hot drinks, gourmet treats and more! The Holiday Market will be open the first 3 weekends of December on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Craft vendors will vary each weekend. Fridays 5-8 p.m., Saturdays 12-6 p.m. and Sundays 12-4 p.m. Fairfax Old Town Square: 10415 North St. Fairfax, VA; www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parksrecreation/special-events/holiday-market

Dec
9
Sun
Fairfax City Holiday Market @ Fairfax Old Town Square
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fairfax City Holiday Market @ Fairfax Old Town Square | Fairfax | Virginia | United States

Join your family, neighbors and friends for the 2nd Annual City of Fairfax Holiday Market in Old Town Square. Come and shop at the market of craft vendors as you enjoy Old Town Square in the heart of Historic Downtown Fairfax covered in holiday lights. The festival will include live holiday music, hot drinks, gourmet treats and more! The Holiday Market will be open the first 3 weekends of December on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Craft vendors will vary each weekend. Fridays 5-8 p.m., Saturdays 12-6 p.m. and Sundays 12-4 p.m. Fairfax Old Town Square: 10415 North St. Fairfax, VA; www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parksrecreation/special-events/holiday-market