It’s December, So Here’s Our Obligatory Holiday Event Roundup

by Tim Regan December 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm 0

Christmas-Tree-Colection_BorderstanThe holiday season is here, and you know what that means: It’s time for like every media outlet in town to put out a big “list” or “roundup” or “things-to-do” post. Eater has one. Thrillist also has one. DCist has a cool little shopping guide.

Well, we here at Borderstan don’t subscribe to those rules, which is why — oh. Wait a moment. Just in: It turns out we do subscribe to those rules. Well then. Guess I’ll have to cut this diatribe short. In keeping with those seasonal bylaws, here’s our obligatory holiday roundup:

Wanna buy a tree?

  • Columbia Heights Farmers Market, located at the intersection of Kenyon and 14th streets NW between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays, has them — but only for the next two weeks.
  • Ross Elementary School (1730 R St. NW) will sell trees Dec. 4-6 and 12 for a good cause.
  • Bancroft Elementary School (1755 Newton St. NW) will sell them this weekend.
  • The tree lot at Sixth Engine (438 Massachusetts Ave. NW) is now open for business.
  • School Without Walls at Francis Stevens will sell trees at Old City Farm and Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave. NW) this weekend.

Wanna see Santa?

  • Lamont Park (3258 Mt Pleasant St. NW) will serve as host for a holiday celebration this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The fat red guy will be there.
  • Dupont Circle’s tree lighting ceremony at the corner of Connecticut Ave. and R St. NW this Thursday at 4 p.m. will also star the world-famous gift-giver. And he’ll take photos with your dogs.
  • The Columbia Heights tree-lighting extravaganza and holiday market this Saturday in Civic Plaza at 4 p.m. may feature an appearance from the head elf.

Wanna go to the market?

  • The Georgia Avenue Winter Market takes place this Saturday at 3400 Georgia Ave. NW at 11 a.m. Expect vendors selling arts and crafts, art displays, performances and food.
  • Christkindlmarkt, Heurich House Museum’s holiday market, takes place this Saturday and Sunday at noon.
  • More than a dozen vendors will gather at Miss Pixie’s (1626 14th St. NW) for the store’s holiday market on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
  • Old City Farm and Guild (925 Rhode Island Ave. NW) will transform into a holiday market every Saturday until Dec. 19.

Wanna feel the holiday spirit?

  • Shaw ANC 6E Commissioner Rachelle Nigro will go caroling with locals this Sunday at 6 p.m.
  • Donate toys during a toy donation party at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C. (474 Ridge St. NW) on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.
  • Party with Shaw residents next Monday at the Howard Theatre at 7 p.m. (Note: Though this event is free, reservations are required)
  • Tour Logan Circle homes and halls decked in holiday cheer this Sunday at 1 p.m.

Wanna drink and eat the holiday spirit instead?

  • There’s a “Hannukah happy hour” with bottomless latkes at Commissary (1443 P St. NW) next Monday.
  • Mockingbird Hill (1843 7th St. NW) transforms into Christmas/Hannukah cocktail bar “Miracle on 7th Street” every night this month.
  • Christmas beers abound at Black Squirrel (2427 18th St. NW) in Adams Morgan this Friday at 5 p.m.
  • Likewise, Logan Circle beer bar ChurchKey (1337 14th St. NW) will host a holiday tap takeover with 35 beers on Monday, Dec. 14.
  • For $10, you can don a janky sweater at Duplex Diner (2004 18th St. NW) next Friday.
  • Do Christmas beers pair well with gingerbread houses? Find out at Vetnor Sports Cafe (2411 18th St. NW) next Friday at 11 p.m.

Wanna see a show?

  • Super Art Fight will host a non-denominational show at Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW) this Friday at 9 p.m.
  • Keegan Theatre’s (1742 Church St. NW) original play “An Irish Carol” returns to the Dupont playhouse next Saturday.

What’d we miss? Let us know by e-mailing or tweeting at us.


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