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From an email:

“Eckington Hall and DC Bouldering Project will be collaborating on Eckington Place Holidaze, a holiday market on December 17 along the woonerf on Quincy Lane. The market will feature an eclectic group of vendors selling a variety of goods, from jewelry, art, ceramics, vintage clothing, candles, books, collectibles, amazing food and of course, beer. Hours of the market will be 1pm – 8pm. Come imbibe, stuff your face and shop for family, friends or self amongst some of the region’s most creative makers.

Vendors include: Read More

Photo Courtesy of Amigo & Amigo

From a press release:

“The Yards, DC’s most exciting waterfront neighborhood for living, dining, shopping and relaxing is ‘swinging’ into the holiday season with the seventh annual Light Yards!

This year’s holiday light installation, Swinging Bells, invites guests to become part of the artwork with interactive swings that animate the lights and amplify the cheerful sound of holiday bells. The five, 13-foot tall bells will illuminate The Yards’ Sun Deck and are the perfect stop for friends and family to take photos and get in the holiday spirit. Before making their way to Light Yards, guests can cozy up at one of The Yards’ 20+ restaurants and retailers for dinner, drinks or festive treats! Read More


“Machee Creates (left) at 2021 Park View Holiday Market (photo: Park View Market)”

From an email:

“The Park View Market returns to Hook Hall this December for their third holiday market series. Hosted in partnership with District Bridges, the Park View Holiday Market will feature more than 50 local artisans, makers, and specialty food vendors over the two-day market series. The market will be held at a new day and time this year, from 4-7pm on Sunday, December 4 and 11. Read More

From the Humane Rescue Alliance:

“Get in the holiday spirit by joining the Humane Rescue Alliance for holiday photos with your pet! A photographer will capture festive moments with you and furry friends alongside HRA’s mascot, Wags, at two locations in DC. There’s a $20 suggested donation, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance.” Read More

From the legends at Ivy and Coney (1537 7th Street, NW):

Ivy and Coney, the Today Show’s favorite dive bar (see reference), is proud to celebrate Hanukkah with all of you again! Beginning Monday, December 5th through the end of the month, the Manischewitz shall flow, the dreidels shall spin, and fun will be had by most. Mercifully, Hanukkah gets going on a reasonable date this year (12/18), so we’ll be able to pregame well into the month. The year 5782 was another whopper, so let’s all toast 5783 not being another dumpster fire! 

To properly honor the most dangerous of holidays, one where you both get to play with fire and drink dubiously colored wine, we’ve got Read More


From Wunder Garten:

“Wunder Garten (1101 First St. NE) will host its 6th annual WINTERFEST holiday festival from Friday, December 2, 2022 through Friday,December 23, 2022. Whether you’re in the mood for hot cocktails at the city’s most festive atmosphere.  It truly is a Winter Wonderland of DC

Find everything from Christmas trees, to cozy fire pits and a hot chocolate bar, to holiday craft activities surrounded in a completely holiday decorated Winter Wunderland for that perfect Instagram selfie or that holiday card.

There’s nothing better than curling up to a cozy fire pit with some spiked hot cocoa or a Hot Toddy! Wunder Garten will feature its toasty holiday hot beverages, including spiked hot cider with fireball, peppermint hot cocoa with a candy cane, and mulled wine. Read More

“National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 2021. NPS / Nathan King”

Update from another reader:

“I asked NPS directly about the rest of the timing, and here’s what they sent back to me:

“We anticipate pre-show activities beginning around 5pm, and the main show itself about a half an hour later. The main show is anticipated to run approximately one hour or so.”

Update from NPS:

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will help celebrate the 2022 holiday season by lighting the National Christmas Tree at the 100th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will also attend the lighting. The ceremony takes place on the Ellipse in President’s Park on Nov. 30.

The lighting ceremony will also include remarks from Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland.”

“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if anyone knows what the order of events is at the National Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday – their website is quite vague.

I got tickets in the lottery and it says to arrive between 2:30 and 4:30; Read More


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