With the winter holidays quickly approaching, DC is getting decked out in lights, festive displays, and holiday markets. If you’re wanting to bring the festivity home with you and don’t know where to start, several DC craft and cooking classes offer a chance to make the season your own. Learn how to craft cocktails, classic winter foods, decorations, baked goods, and more to fit your vision for the holidays–and learn a new skill while you’re at it.
Cookie and Sweet Treat Decorating
Here’s a simple way to make the holidays sweeter: Unwind and get creative with these cookie-decorating classes and sweet treat workshops.
Nothing Bundt Cakes, Alexandria | December 2
Cookology Culinary School, Arlington | December 3
Lost Boy Cider, Alexandria | December 6
Hotel Zena, Downtown DC | December 9
NVS Kitchen and Bath, McLean | December 9
Cookology Culinary School, Arlington | December 9
Shop Made in DC, multiple DC locations | December 9 and 17
Metrobar, Northeast DC | December 10
Creative Grounds DC, Bloomingdale | December 16
Cooking and Cocktails
Hoping to dazzle your friends and family with culinary masterpieces this holiday season? These classes can prepare you to impress with seasonal drinks and fare.
Augie’s Mussel House and Beer Garden, Alexandria | November 28
Sticky Fingers Diner, H Street Corridor | December 3
CODE RED, Adams Morgan | December 4
Cookology Culinary School, Arlington | December 10
Cookology Cooking School, Arlington | December 17
If you’re looking to keep your holiday decor classic but want to add a personal touch, try these wreath making classes in the area to craft a simple, seasonal addition for your front door or porch.
Union Market, NoMa | December 1, 5, and 13
Hotel Washington, Penn Quarter | December 5
the US Botanic Garden, DC | December 8
Shop Made in DC – The Roost, Capitol Hill | December 9
Make Your Own Ornaments
Christmas trees are just a little better when there’s a handmade ornament or two (or a dozen). Attend these ornament-crafting sessions to design your own unique Christmas tree trappings.
PlantHouse, Alexandria | November 25
PlantHouse, Alexandria | November 26
Shop Made in DC – Georgetown | November 26
The Village in Union Market, NoMa | December 3
PLNTR, Dupont Circle | December 7
Shop Made in DC – Georgetown| December 7
Other Holiday Crafts
If something a little more offbeat is your taste, there are plenty of less common crafts to spice up your winter holidays. These classes teach crafts such as rug tufting and terrarium building.
Shop Made in DC – Union Market | November 21 and December 20
PlantHouse, Alexandria | November 28
Jula’s on the Potomac, Alexandria | November 29
Shop Made in DC – Georgetown | November 29
Petal’s Edge Floral Design, Alexandria | December 13
Shop Made in DC, multiple DC locations | December 6 and 13
The Spice Suite, Northeast DC | December 19