Dupont Circle Farmer's Market
Open on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Dupont Circle Market was named one of the top farmer's markets in the country by the Wall Street Journal. During peak season, more than 50 vendors gather in one of Washington, DC's most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. Enjoy a locally roasted coffee while you browse a vast offering of organic, locally sourced goods.
Discover the vibrant and diverse art scene in Dupont Circle with ArtWalk Dupont. ArtWalk Dupont takes place on the third Thursday of each month and includes a gallery walk, live performances, and public art activations. Grab your walking shoes and explore the creativity and talent that this thriving community has to offer.
Smithsonian National Zoo
Experience the wild side of nature at the Smithsonian National Zoo! Home to over 2,100 animals representing nearly 400 species, this zoo offers a unique opportunity to observe some of the world's most fascinating creatures up close. The zoo offers interactive experiences and educational programs for all ages, making it a perfect destination for families, animal enthusiasts, and anyone looking to explore the wonders of the natural world.
LIVE! At the Library
Bibliophiles rejoice! Starting this September, the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress will extend its hours of operation every Thursday to 8pm. Enjoy happy hour drinks and bites available for purchase in the Great Hall while marveling at the building's iconic architecture and exploring the Library's fascinating exhibits, historical collections, and educational programs.
Dorothea Lange: Seeing People Exhibit
Dorothea Lange: Seeing People reframes Lange’s work through the lens of portraiture, highlighting her unique ability to discover and reveal the character and resilience of those she photographed. Featuring some 100 photographs, the National Gallery of Art's exhibition addresses her innovative approaches to picturing people, emphasizing her work on social issues including economic disparity, migration, poverty, and racism.
Downtown Holiday Market
The 19th Annual Downtown Holiday Market, Washington DC's outdoor shopping village, is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. The beloved outdoor market supports small businesses and entrepreneurs across the region with a retail lineup which features more than 70 exhibitors. Additional exciting and entertaining new features include a live stage of exceptional regional performers.
A Christmas Carol
Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. This music-infused production of Charles Dickens's Yuletide classic perfectly captures the magic and joy of the holiday season, with familiar characters, ghosts and a spirited children’s ensemble.
Visitors can stroll through immersive lantern displays showing rainforest, grassland, desert, ocean and polar habitats and the animals that call them home. Live musical performances, delicious treat offerings and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping make this special event a dazzling and immersive experience for families and nature aficionados.
Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon
Join George Washington's Mount Vernon for a family-friendly celebration of the holiday season with an enchanted evening of Christmas Illuminations. Hear season's greetings from General Washington, watch stunning holiday fireworks over the Potomac River, enjoy live classic holiday music, and browse the 18th-century Winter Market.
Christmas at The Pembroke
Join the Pembroke on December 24 and 25 from noon to 8 pm to savor Christmas classics, including beef wellington or herb-crusted rack of lamb, along with an indulgent raw seafood bar and Chef Michael's favorite holiday desserts, such as Bûche de Noël.
New Year's Eve at The Pembroke
Elevate your New Year’s Eve celebration with The Pembroke's indulgent 4-course dinner experience. Savor a symphony of flavors, carefully crafted to mark the occasion. From enticing starters like Chef Michael’s foie gras torchon to perfectly prepared entrees such as the pan-seared duck breast, each course is a celebration of culinary artistry. Ring in the new year at The Pembroke from noon to 8 pm on December 31.
Winter Restaurant Week
DC's Winter Restaurant Week is one of the best reasons to go outside in January. It’s back this year from Monday, January 15 to Sunday, January 21. Dozens of restaurants will offer deals for multi-course brunches and lunches ($25) or dinners ($40-$55). Some menus offer wine pairings, cocktail specials and to-go options. Be sure to visit The Pembroke for a taste of our masterfully curated restaurant week menu.
Get ready to laugh your heart out with comedy icon Jim Gaffigan as he takes the stage for three unforgettable nights at DAR Constitution Hall! Known for his hilarious observational humor and witty insights, Gaffigan promises an evening filled with endless laughter and relatable comedy.
Before there was RENT… there was tick, tick… BOOM!, Jonathan Larson’s explosive musical about life, death, and the necessity of art. Directed by Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, the story follows Jon, a composer struggling to break into New York City’s theater scene. This intimate, three-actor production boasts unforgettable songs including “30/90,” “Johnny Can’t Decide,” and the Sondheim-inspired “Sunday.”
American Ballet Theatre’s quintessential production of Swan Lake returns to pull DC audiences back under its spell. Journey to the enchanted lake, complete with soaring choreography, hauntingly beautiful music, and extravagant sets.