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Washington, DC Holiday Specials, Events & Activities

Celebrate the holidays in DC where the spirit of the city comes alive this season. Create new traditions while enjoying fun holiday events, festivals, music and local cuisine. Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with the family, see the twinkling Christmas lights, shop for that perfect gift and celebrate the New Year. Book our holiday specials at The Normandy Hotel and make memories to last a lifetime.

Holiday Specials at The Normandy Hotel

 

Sitting By the Fireplace

After completing our 'DC Holiday Bucket List', unwind by the fireplace with a cup of hot coco, a book and some board games! This exclusive package includes continental breakfast for two, and all the materials to warm up with a cup of hot coco!
 
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Washington DC Holiday Events

 

ZooLights

Open November 24 through January 1, ZooLights is a free event featuring live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!
 

Christmas at Mt. Vernon

Open November 24 through January 6, the holidays are full of delight at George Washington's estate. Tour the Mansion, watch historic chocolate-making demonstrations, and meet Aladdin the Camel.
 

Holiday Shows At The Kennedy Center

Celebrate the holiday season at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy classics like The Nutcracker (November 22 - 26), An American in Paris (December 12 - January 7) and more!
 

Christmas with Choral Arts

On December 17, 18 and 24, celebrate the holidays with Choral Arts and a magical mix of seasonal classics including Angels We Have Heard on High, Joy to the World, The Three Kings, and Welcome All Wonders.
 

A Family Christmas

On December 16, Songs of Santa, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer fill the concert hall with the joy of the season. This one-hour, highly participatory concert is a holiday treat for the whole family.
 

Ice Skating on the Georgetown Waterfront

Open November through February, The Washington Harbour Ice Rink transforms from its interchangeable use as a picturesque fountain and is open for recreational skating every day, including all holidays.
 

Dupont Circle Christkindlmarkt

Open December 1 - 3, the Christkindlmarkt features goods from over 40 local artisans, including jewelers, ceramicists, chocolatiers, makers of housewares, and more.
 

DC Santa Crawl

On December 9, those 21 and older will enjoy a winter/holiday season themed bar crawl based in Washington D.C. Thousands of participants will quench their thirst on exclusive drink deals as they explore D.C. and celebrate the holiday season one bar at a time.

WASHINGTON DC HOLIDAY DINING

Washington DC was named the 2016 Restaurant City of the Year by Bon Appétit. While there are hundreds of fantastic dining options in the district, our staff proudly recommends these options in our local area:
 

Bistrot Du Coin

French, Fun and Friendly, this thunderously loud French-themed hangout stays open until 1:00am Thursday through Saturday. The word Bistrot is defined in French as a neighborhood restaurant where you can eat good food at a fair price. Open 365 days a year.
 

Mintwood Place

Best known among Washingtonians for its escargot hush puppies, Mintwood Place has rapidly become a local favorite for its menu, which adds a French flair to American food. Reservations only on Thanksgiving; Open Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day.
 

Donburi

Take this sliver of a Japanese spot in Adams Morgan, home to 14 stools and a single focus: the Japanese rice bowls that the chef hands to customers across an L-shaped bar. (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)
 

Iron Gate

Experience one of the prettiest indoor/outdoor spaces in DC, with a year-round patio. Enjoy a small plates menu at the bar or a four-to-six course tasting menu in the candlelit dining room. Either way, you'll find lusty takes on Mediterranean ingredients. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
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