Businesses Spread Cheer Citywide With ‘DC Holiday Lights’

If you’re looking to experience some holiday cheer, you can find it through the end of the month at some incredible — and award-winning! — holiday displays across the city.

Over 150 businesses in thirteen of DC’s commercial corridors participated in the DC Holiday Lights coordinated citywide effort to delight with seasonal magic and support small business. The best of those holiday lights displays were revealed at a recent DC Holiday Lights (Virtual) Awards Ceremony.

“The true aim of Holiday Lights this year is to rally residents District-wide to support our small businesses this holiday season, in whatever ways they can,” explained Brianne Dornbush, Executive Director of District Bridges. “Local businesses are the heartbeat of the District, and we’re in danger of losing the very businesses that make our city and neighborhoods so unique.”

DC Holiday Lights continues through December 31, leaving a little bit of time for residents to explore all thirteen participating commercial corridors… and maybe even participate in DC Holiday Lights’ (Virtual) Scavenger Hunt.

Mount Pleasant – Best In Show – DollarStar4

Experience them all, but here are the winners you won’t want to miss:

Cleveland Park –

  • Most Cleveland Park: Transcendence-Perfection-
    Bliss of the Beyond (3428 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Most Creative Use of Lights: Cleveland Park Valet
    (3303 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Most Colorful & People’s Choice Winner: Spices
    (3333A Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Best Window Display: CityPaws (3513 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Best Use of Merchandise: All Fired Up (3413 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Overall Best In Show: Uptown Vision (3424 Connecticut Ave NW)

Columbia Heights –

  • Most Columbia Heights: Creole on 14th (3345 14th St NW)
  • Most Creative Use of Lights: Tequila & Mezcal (3475 14th St NW)
  • Most Colorful: Allure Nail Bar (3239 14th St NW)
  • Best Window Display: Flip It LJ Diner (1432 Park Rd NW)
  • Best Use of Merchandise: Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St NW)
  • Overall Best In Show: Pho Viet (3513 14th St. NW)

Logan Circle –

  • Most Logan Circle: Garden District (1801 14th St NW)
  • Most Creative Use of Lights: Trade (1410 14th St NW)
  • Most Colorful: Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot… (1626 14th St NW)
  • Best Window Display & People’s Choice Winner: Etto (1541 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005)
  • Best Use of Merchandise: Current Boutique (1809 14th St NW)
  • Overall Best In Show: Flowers on 14th (1712 14th St NW)

Lower Georgia Avenue –

  • Most Georgia Ave: Salt & Pepper Grill (2632 Georgia Ave NW)
  • Most Creative Use of Lights: The Looking Glass Lounge (3634 Georgia Ave NW)
  • Most Colorful: GA Ave Business Solutions (3613 Georgia Ave NW)
  • Best Window Display: 77 Market (3021 Georgia Ave NW)
  • People’s Choice Winner: A&M Gentleman’s Salon (3228 Georgia Ave NW)
  • Best Use of Merchandise: Loyalty Books / Willow (843 Upshur St NW)
  • Overall Best In Show: Here’s the Scoop (2824 Georgia Ave NW)

Mount Pleasant –

  • Most Mount Pleasant: Haydee’s Restaurant (3102 Mt Pleasant St NW)
  • Most Creative Use of Lights: Each Peach Market (3068 Mt Pleasant St NW)
  • Most Colorful & People’s Choice Winner: Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream (110 Mt Pleasant St NW)
  • Best Window Display: Bold Fork Books (3064 Mt. Pleasant St NW)
  • Best Use of Merchandise: El West (3167 Mt. Pleasant St NW)
  • Overall Best In Show: Dollar Star (3129 Mt Pleasant St. NW)

Dupont –

  • Best Retail Shop: Pride Smoke Shop (1502 21th St NW)
  • Best Retail Shop — Runner-Up: Shop: Made In DC (1710 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Best Restaurant: Floriana (1602 17th St NW)
  • Best Restaurant – Runner-Up: McClellan’s Retreat (2031 Florida Ave NW)
  • People’s Choice: Annie’s Paramount Steak House (1609 17th St NW)

The Parks:

  • Most Colorful: Hellbender Brewery (5788 2nd St NE)
  • Best Window Display: Troka Insurance (212 Riggs Rd NE)
  • Best Use of Merchandise: Lovely Lady Boutique (6213 3rd St NW)
  • Overall Best In Show & People’s Choice: The Davis Center (6218 3rd St NW)

U Street –

  • Most U Street: U Street Family Dentistry (1515 U St NW)
  • Most Creative Use of Lights: Busboys & Poets (2021 14th St NW)
  • Most Colorful: Chi-Cha Lounge (1624 U St NW)
  • Best Window Display: Orangetheory Fitness (1925 14th St NW Suite C)
  • Best Use of Merchandise: Framebridge (1919 14th St NW A)
  • Overall Best In Show & People’s Choice: Barkada Wine Bar (1939 12th Street NW)

Woodley Park –

  • Most Woodley Park: LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar (2915 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Most Community Spirit: Woodley Park Community Association (2633 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Most Creative: Hot n Juicy Crawfish (2651 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Most Crafty: CVS (2601 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Best Window Display: Rajaji Indian Restaurant (2603 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Most Colorful: Mayahuel Cocina Mexicana (2609 24th St NW)
  • Most Charming: Sorriso Bistro (2311 Calvert St NW)
  • Best Use of Merchandise: Sherry's Wine & Spirits (2627 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Most Eye-Catching: Salon Roi (2602 Connecticut Ave NW) & Headfirst Summer Camps (2639 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 250) (Tie)
  • Best of Show: Naanwise Indian Cuisine (2635 Connecticut Ave NW)

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