Breakfast with Santa @ Tysons Corner Center
Dec 7 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 7

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Food Court on 3
Take part in holiday festivities provided by Tysons Corner Center, entertainment by Those Funny Little People (featured on America’s Got Talent), a balloon artist, holiday crafts, retailer activations from b8ta, LL Bean, Roots, and more, free breakfast and time with the Man in Red. The breakfast will be emceed by Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis from The Tommy Show. Event details and RSVP.

Cookies with Santa at The Graham Rooftop @ Graham Rooftop
Dec 7 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cookies with Santa at The Graham Rooftop – Saturday, December 7 @ 11am to 2pm

Head to The Graham Georgetown’s tented Rooftop on December 7 for Cookies with Santa, an afternoon filled with sweeping sights and offerings with a twist for the entire family this holiday season. From 11am to 2pm, revel in festive decorations, cookie and ornament decorating, and photos with Santa himself. For $8, parents receive a ticket to the event and a complimentary seasonal adult beverage upon arrival. Kids attend for free. For more information or to book your spot, please visit

Barry Bishop Art Exhibition @ Brookland Artspace Lofts
Dec 7 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The producers of the DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition series are pleased to announce their next art show: Barry Bishop The Creative – Original Paintings and Prints – an art exhibition celebrating the fine art of legendary Washington, DC artist Barry Bishop.

Bishop, who was influenced by the iconic Shirt King Fade, as well as attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, was a major influence in DC’s early streetwear scene (’87) having created a number of the foundational designs that set the tone and direction for DC’s famed Madness Connection, which inspired him to start his own groundbreaking line B-Man Apparel.

Years later Bishop would move into the fine art world – picking up the paint brush again and, via the medium of acrylic paint on canvas, produce stunning large-scale portraits using his signature colors of black and white, of some of the world’s most iconic and genre defying individuals such as Bob Marley, Patti Labelle, Jimmy Hendrix, and Tupac.

Barry’s collections are represented both privately and institutionally (i.e. TNT National Gallery of Art), Eric Dyson, Chris Tucker, and the late Ruby Dee.

The opening reception will take place on Sat Dec 7th, from 7 – 10 PM, at the Brookland Artspace Lofts 3305 8th St NE Washington, DC and will include complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

The exhibition will be on display from Saturday December 7th through Tuesday December 10th.

For more info/RSVP visit:

Calico Winter Market @ Calico
Dec 8 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
This December, Calico will welcome the holiday season with a festive Winter Market, complete with a pop-up tree lot, cookie decorating, gift wrapping, ornament painting, local craft shop, hot cocktails, wintry eats and more festive seasonal fun. The market will take place on Sunday, December 8 from 1 to 5 pm and is free to attend and open to the public.
The urban backyard in Blagden Alley will be a one-stop-shop for all-things-holiday, where guests can pick out their own Christmas trees, decorate them, buy holiday gifts, have them wrapped, and nibble homemade sweets and libations in a festively decorated winter wonderland.
Attendees can peruse locally made gifts from local vendors and artists, while a gift wrapping station will be decked out with decorative paper and bows, so guests can wrap their own gifts or have them professionally wrapped.
There’s no need to head to the suburban tree lot this year. Market-goers can pick their very own Christmas trees from Calico’s pop-up tree lot. And the trees won’t leave sans decoration: attendees are encouraged to get crafty at a stocked ornament painting station, featuring take-home adornments.
Guests can decorate their own freshly-baked cookies at a cookie decorating bar complete with sprinkles and other sweet toppings. Other wintry food and drink specials will include hot cocktails from bar director Ian Fletcher, and mugs of soup and meat pies from Chef Nathan Beauchamp.
Calico’s holiday Winter Market is free to attend and open to the public. For more information, please visit or call 202-791-0134.
WHO:              Calico
WHEN:            Sunday, December 8, 2019
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE:          Calico
50 Blagden Alley NW
                        Washington, DC 20001
Q & A Cafe @ Georgetown Club
Dec 10 @ 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
Q & A Cafe TUESDAY, Dec. 10, Rutger de Vink, owner and winemaker at RdV Vineyards.
In Delaplane, Va. Rutger is inspired by Bordeaux and has done so much to bring the matrix of great French wine making to great Virginia wine making, plus his winery offers a killer tour. His backstory matches the tastiness of his wine. Seat at 11:45, interview at noon, lunch is included for a $35 fee.
Dessert from Georgetown Cupcake!

Call 202-333-9330 to make a reservation or contact Joe Pikovsky at

Franklin Hall Gingerbread House Competition @ Franklin Hall
Dec 10 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

On Tuesday, December 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Franklin Hall will partner with Bells Brewery and Great Lakes Brewing Co. to host a Gingerbread House competition featuring some limited edition Christmas beers from both breweries. All participating teams will receive a gingerbread house kit to kick things off, but all are encouraged to bring additional supplies and decorating items to step up the competition. Teams can be any size and use any items they see fit for their final house decorations.

Judges from Franklin Hall and both breweries will decide first, second and third place winners and a prize pack for each will include vintage beers, brewery swag and merchandise and a gift certificate from Franklin Hall. Special brews on tap from Bells include Christmas Ale (Scotch Ale), To A Locomotive in Winter (Smoked Porter) and Bright White (Belgian White Ale), while Great Lakes will feature Christmas Ale, Ohio City Oatmeal Stout and Great Lakes IPA. As an entry fee to participate, each team member is asked to bring in one canned good or food item to support the work of the Capital Area Food Bank. A list of the most needed items can be found here.

Franklin Hall will host a food drive for the Capita Area Food Bank for the entire month of December and all patrons are encouraged to bring an item when visiting the bar throughout the holiday season.

Women on Food! Book Signing @ Piccolina
Dec 10 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, “toast” food journalist Charlotte Druckman and her new book, Women on Food! From 7-9pm, guests will enjoy a glass of Prosecco and specialty toasts from Washington DC’s female culinary leaders, Chef Amy Brandwein (Centrolina + Piccolina), Chef Ann Cashion (Johnny’s Half Shell + Taqueria Nacional), Rose Previte (Maydan + Compass Rose), Yamrot Ezineh (Letena) and Chef Cagla Onal (Green Almond Pantry) to celebrate women in the industry and the success of Charlotte’s book. Each guest will receive their own copy of Women on Food.

Date:                     Tuesday, December 10th

Time:                     7-9pm

Location:              Piccolina

963 Palmer Alley NW

Tickets:                 $40, includes a glass of champagne, toasts, and a copy of the book

Click here to purchase

Sleigh Belles Extravaganza GNO @ Ritz Carlton Ambassador Room
Dec 11 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sleigh Belles Extravaganza: Grab your gal pals and expand your creativity with gingerbread decoration as well as creative spirits (cocktails) of the season. Festive hors d’oeuvres and wines round out the evening. Enter the raffle drawing for a chance to win an exquisite gift basket or a complimentary stay. Sleigh Belle attire encouraged.

WHO:      The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City will feature Robert Taylor, Head Mixologist of fyve Restaurant Lounge, in his breakout holiday spirits demo

WHEN:     Wednesday, December 11

    5:00 – 8:00pm

    Ambassador Room

    $99 per adult.

BrewLights at ZooLights @ Smithsonian National Zoo
Dec 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Top off your holiday celebrations with a merry night of beer and good cheer to benefit conservation at Smithsonian’s National Zoo! Tickets are on sale now for BrewLights at ZooLights, powered by Pepco.

Join Friends of the National Zoo Thursday, December 12 from 6-9 p.m. to enjoy unlimited samples from 40 local breweries, all under the beautiful lights of Washington, D.C.’s favorite holiday tradition, ZooLights. For one night only, guests will have special access to animals at the Zoo’s exhibits and animal houses, which normally are closed during ZooLights hours.

Panda Claws will mingle and pose for photos with crowds, while performers, such as carolers and a capella singers, will entertain guests. With pint glasses brimming, guests will stroll around the Zoo, admiring new light installations, including luminescent animal lanterns and a dreamy art installation, Entre les rangs, from Montreal.

BrewLights attendees will warm up while feasting on chocolate creations at a custom s’mores station, sponsored by Carvana. Snacks like popcorn and pretzels will be offered to complement the region’s best brews.

Tickets are $55 for FONZ members, and $65 for non-members. In addition to enjoying access to exclusive spaces and unlimited beer tastings, guests can take home a souvenir light-up pint glass. Sober-driver tickets are also available for $40. Go to to purchase tickets now.

Holiday Storytime PJ Party @ Tysons Corner Center
Dec 12 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Holiday Storytime PJ Party

Thursday, December 12

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Level 1, Fashion Court

Join us in your PJs for a fun, holiday-themed event where we read through some holiday classics and enjoy hot chocolate, other sweet treats, and fun-filled activations with special entertainment provided by Dee Vinchey Entertainment and retailer activations. For more information, visit

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  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Celebrates “National Cookie Month” in Washington DC with “Sweet Rides” for Amtrak Passengers.

    DoubleTree by Hilton is teaming up with Amtrak to delight travelers by giving DC and Baltimore-area communters a “sweet” surprise for National Cookie Month. On Thursday, October 8, DoubleTree by Hilton and Amtrak tam members will give away the hotel brand’s signature chocolate chip cookie and walnut cookies along select Amtrak trains for Washington, DC Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station.

    Travelers and fans around the world are also invited to share a photo or story from the own “sweet” DoubleTree by Hilton experience using #CookieCare for the chance to win a variety of rewards, ranging from free cookies to hotel stays.

    The “sweet rides” are part of DoubleTree by Hilton’s Cookie Car program, which celebrates the brand’s global commitment to delivering the “little things” that enhance guests’ travel experiences.

    Amtrak Northeast Regional Routes from Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
    Thursday, October 8, 2015
    11:30 AM -6:00 PM

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