It took entirely too long for me to figure out that ‘Christkindlmarkt’ is German for ‘Christmas Market’. Anyways, tis’ the season for fun and creative holiday markets and the Heurich House Museum is ready to welcome you and your family to theirs. There will be over 40 local vendors from the DMV area offering everything you’d need to buy unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and family. Admission is $10 for adults and $2 for children, plus access to the mansion to view their elaborate decorations. To see who will be offering goods, check out their vendor page here.
December 2nd – January 1st
The popular holiday celebration featuring outdoor public light-art installations that invite visitors to “re-imagine the season of light,”—will expand from a 10-day to a month-long exhibition, with works lit from 6 – 10 p.m. nightly from Friday, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Jan. 1. The works will be located throughout the Georgetown commercial district—along the C&O Canal, Grace Church and Wisconsin Avenue—as the contemporary light art is juxtaposed against the backdrop of Georgetown’s historic environs. The signature winter event, organized by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), was awarded a Public Art Building Communities Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. – Washington.org
38TH ANNUAL LOGAN CIRCLE HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR
December 4th – 1-5 pm
In a tradition that spans eight mayors, seven presidents and over 45 feet of snowfall, the Logan Circle Community Association will host its 38th Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.
The 2016 house tour will take participants through some of Logan Circle’s most inspiring interiors and will feature a variety of musicians and singers lending holiday cheer, as well as the always warm and welcoming Wassail Reception at Studio Theatre.
“Tour-goers tell us the Logan Circle Holiday Home Tour has become a District favorite, due to its diversity of properties and residents and our commitment to a great mix of architecture, interior design, art and history,” said Julie & Tony Minerva, two of this year’s co-chairs.
“We are especially proud that Logan Circle is the only 100 percent residential circle in the city,” chimed in Tim Cox & Craig Cobine, the other pair making up the co-chairs of this event.
Participants will find block after block of 19th-century Victorian residences restored to their original grandeur amid soaring contemporary condominiums, together creating an inclusive community unlike any other in Washington, DC! – Logan Circle Community Association