Things to Do

10 Fun Holiday Classes to Take Around the DC Area

Learn a skill or make a custom gift at these workshops

Take a wreath-making class at She Loves Me. Photograph courtesy of She Loves Me.
Holiday Bucket List 2022

About Holiday Bucket List 2022

Here are 55 ideas for getting out of the house and into the spirit this holiday season.

Wreath Making

She Loves Me | December  14 and 18

This course at the flower shop’s Eckington location includes decorative bits and bobs for a one-of-a-kind evergreen creation. $85


Holiday Crafts

Shop Made in VA | December 17

Zhuzh up giftwrapping and get a head start on personalized cards at this holiday craft session. Free



Cork Market | December 3

Build a cinnamon-scented palace at this 14th Street shop’s annual gingerbread party. You can also pick up to-go kits containing pieces of the house, icing, and candy decor. $60



Shop Made in DC (Union Market) | December 8

Sew plush felt ornaments and personalize them with festive beads. Each pupil gets two decorations: one to give, one for their own tree. $55



McLean Community Center | December 8

Calling all interior-design disciples: Decorate pre-constructed gingerbread houses with frosting, candy, and salty accoutrements. $45


Cookie Baking

Hill Center | December 10

You’re sure to bring the best baked goods to your cookie swap under the tutelage of former Washington Post food and recipe editor Bonnie Benwick. $79


Ugly Sweaters

Shop Made in DC (Georgetown) | December 11

Craft a one-of-a-kind eye-sore for this season’s ugly-­sweater parties. Bring your own jumper and indulge in chaotic design. $40


Cookie Decorating

Lost Boy Cider | December 13

Learn icing and decorating techniques at this Alexandria cidery, to pull off three Christmas designs on a half dozen cookies. $60


Holiday Centerpieces

Metro Flower Market (Chantilly) | December 15

Forget the Christmas ham—the star of your holiday table will be a handcrafted centerpiece with pinecones and ribbons. $85

This article appears in the November 2022 issue of Washingtonian.

Daniella Byck
Lifestyle Editor

Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in 2022. She was previously with Outside Magazine and lives in Northeast DC.