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10 Fantastically Festive Things To Do In DC This Holiday Season

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10 Fantastically Festive Things To Do In DC This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season…

To be jolly in the Nation’s Capital! And what better way to do that than exploring the many fun and festive things going on in the city this year? From fun winter cocktails to igloo dining and dazzling displays, here are 10 holly jolly things to do in DC this holiday season!

1. Bask in the beauty of DC’s holiday lights

Although this year, holiday celebrations in DC may be looking a bit different than usual, there’s still plenty of dazzling holiday lights display to catch in and around the city! So put on a warm hat, grab your mask and head on out to bask in the cheerful spirit of the season.

2. Check out the world’s largest menorah

The Festival of Lights has arrived in the District and it’s kicking off with the lighting of the world’s largest menorah. Head on over to the White House Ellipse on Thursday, December 10,  to admire the giant, 30-foot menorah and celebrate the start of Hanukkah.

3-4. Get into your holiday spirits

The Miracle pop-up and its tiki sister Sippin’ Santa are back in the District for another year of totally festive cocktails. Get into the holiday mood by heading over to one of these lavishly decorated bars and enjoy some awesome holiday spirits!

5-6. Find the perfect gift

This year our local businesses need our help more than ever, so why not help them out by shopping for our holiday gifts? Whether you choose to check out one of DC’s many holiday markets or some of its awesome local vendors, you’re sure to find some unique presents for everyone on your list!

7. Dine in an awesome holiday yurt


Yet another amazing outdoor dining option has popped up in DC and this time is a Michelin-star rated one. Chef Trabbochi’s fabulous Italian restaurant, Fiola, has just opened its beautiful holiday yurts for outdoor dining. As part of the special experience, you’ll be able to dine surrounded by beautiful twinkling lights, holiday décor and dazzling Christmas trees inside one of Fiola’s heated yurts.

8. Re-watch your favorite classics

We missed the Great Pumpkin last month, but we can still catch our Thanksgiving and Christmas favorites. So don’t make plans for this Sunday – Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang are back on the air, folks!

9. Cozy up in an igloo

Photo: Instagram / @watergatehotel

Cocktails, cozy blankets and igloos? Yes, please! It’s officially cozy season, so what better way to celebrate the colder weather than by running away from it and sheltering under one Watergate Hotel’s totally enchanting igloos?

10. Pretend you’ve been whisked away to the Swiss Alps for the holidays

Photo: Instagram / @stable_dc

We might not be able to travel to Europe this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get a taste of its magical winter season. Stable, DC’s very own Swiss restaurant finally reopened to the public on Thursday, November 12, and its brand new “ski chalets” have us dreaming of a cozy, gourmet trip to the sprawling Swiss mountainside.


[Featured image: Instagram / @housethacker ]