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Your Comprehensive 2021 Holiday-Season Calendar of Things to Do in DC

From holiday markets and pop-up bars to caroling and a Hanukkah film festival, 100-plus ways to have the best season ever.

We will keep updating this list throughout the season. This list was last updated on Wednesday, December 1.


Holiday Markets


Trees, Menorahs, Lights & Decorations


Pop-Up Bars + Decorated Bars


Get Togethers + Parties


Festive Crafts + Workshops

Drinks, Cookies, & Treats 

Wreaths, Decor, & Ornaments

Paper Goods


The Performing Arts

Theater, Ballet, Drag & Comedy


Music + Radio

Caroling & A Capella

Lectures & Museums


Santa, I know him!

 (For a more complete guide, see this article


Buy A Tree


Ice Rinks


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Jade Womack is an energy economist by day, and an events blogger by night. She started her blog, Clockout DC, when she was moonlighting as a bartender in 2019. She grew up in Arlington, and currently lives in Adams Morgan with her dog.