One of our favorite things about the holiday season is visiting holiday markets to support local small businesses and makers. Holiday markets in DC abound and are a fun and festive way to shop for local gifts while celebrating the Christmas season.
There are so many holiday markets out there, where do you even start? The Downtown Holiday Market is the most well-known, but there are plenty of others to explore. From German-themed markets to international gifts, we've compiled a comprehensive list to jump start your holiday shopping. Happy gifting!
'Tis the season for winter fun and festive events that celebrate the holiday season! The District is spectacular any time of the year, but it is especially magical in the winter because of all the Christmas and holiday activities.
From ice skating to igloos, holiday markets to outdoor lighted animations, sing-alongs and spectacular seasonal performances, we've gathered some of the best and most unexpected ways to experience the holiday season in DC.
November brings a flurry of activity. Whether you want to enjoy the beautiful fall weather or are already looking for Christmasy things to do, there’s something for everyone to do this month. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, experience eating dinner in the dark, sip seasonal beers, hop aboard a feminist bus tour, get down at a special edition of Club Quarantine live and sooo much more!
Read on for all the unexpected events you need to add to your November calendar.
Can you feel it? There's a definite chill in the air and autumnal flavors are making an appearance on coffee shop and bakery menus. It can only mean one thing: it's officially fall ya'll!
We've curated some of the best ways to make the most of the season:
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Put down the daiquiri and step away from the rosé. With summer in the rearview, our sipping sights are set on pumpkin beer, hot toddies and the most beloved fall libation of all, hard cider.
Cider has become popular in DC with several cideries springing up in recent years offering refreshing and unique flavors. Here's what you can expect to find at the four locations in the city when you're ready for a hard cider taste test.
Did someone say cider doughnuts? Get ready for this fall tradition with corn mazes, hayrides and more!
You can feel it in the air . . . fall is almost here!
It's absolutely my favorite season! I LOVE the changing leaves, the return of pumpkin spice everything and the falling temperatures. I'm sooo over DC’s heat and humidity. I also have very fond memories of visiting my godfather in Michigan and picking pumpkins and crisp, delicious apples at a neighboring farm.
Luckily, you don’t have to go all the way to Michigan to experience this fabulous fall tradition. You can find plenty of pumpkins and apples at the always incredible Eastern Market or one of the many local farmers markets, but there are many legit farms within driving distance where you can pick your own pumpkins and apples for a real-deal farm experience.
Whether you're looking for a family-friendly experience with hayrides and other bells and whistles, or a no frills farm visit, you'll find the perfect one to visit from the six we've scouted.
Did we forget your favorite? Let us know!
Fall is a great time to be in DC!
It brings with it ample opportunities for outdoor activities, from hikes and cidery visits to leaf peeping. Fall concerts return, and so does spooky season: a time for all things creepy, fun, and pumpkin-flavored. So, from a raucous, German-themed beer fest to a international culinary battle and a day-long music festival on the historic grounds of Walter Reed Hospital, here are some of the most fun things to do in DC this fall.
Is it just us or did this summer just fly by?! The trees are already changing colors but that doesn't mean the good times are coming to an end.
Say good-bye to DC's sweltering heat and humidity and hello to cooler temperatures in which to take advantage of the abundance fall festivals and outdoor events taking place all over the District.
Here are some of this month's highlights: Capital Bop's NEXTfest, Adams Morgan Day, H Street Festival, NSO in Your Neighborhood, Opera in the Outfield, DC Fiesta, and so much more.
So grab your favorite pumpkin spice bev of choice and start exploring!
Whether you want to immerse yourself in a street festival, hear live music, sample local beer and wine or just enjoy Decorative Gourd Season, this fall is packed with an abundance of things to do. All you have to do is pick something!
Summer may be winding down but there's still plenty of good vibes left!
Mark your calendars this month:
Celebrate at the National Museum of African American History and Culture's star-studded Hip-Hop Block Party; feed your hunger at the DC Burger Battle and Summer Restaurant Week; have a pint at the Black-owned brewers Beerfest; wind it up on Chuck Brown Day; experience Latino history and culture at Viva Cultura!; get your groove on at the largest jazz festival in the District; spend the night with actor-political activist, turned author Kal Penn; and go on a food adventure with Jose Andres. And that's just for starters!
No matter what you're looking to do, you'll find something to grab your interest on our curated list of 50+ awesome things to do in the city. Don't waste a second of that summer sunshine!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it