11/30 - SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 11AM-3PM
Stop by the EMMS hospitality station for holiday cheer at 321 7th Street SE. The first 100 shoppers receive a free tote bag with goodies from the corridor! Business specials include:
> Paris Bleu: Gift with Purchase
> Mr. Henry's: Happy hour drink prices all day
> Eastern Market: Enjoy Music at the Market in front of 7th Street Hill Cafe
11/30 - ANNUAL STAFF COOKIE BATTLE 10AM-6PM
Labyrinth Games and Puzzles
This Small Business Saturday, come support your friendly local game store and help us support DC area schools! Every year, we have our staff made COOKIE BATTLE in order to support local schools and teachers. Baking bliss or blunder? You decide by voting on your favorite cookies via donation to the teachers fund.
11/30 - HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 11AM-2PM
This holiday season, customers can visit Frager's Hardware's newly converted holiday retail store Foliage by Frager's, located at 1123 Pennsylvania Ave SE next to Frager's Hardware (1115 Penn Ave SE). The 500 square foot indoor plant store has been changed into a winter wonderland, filled with festive decorations including ornaments, lights, artificial wreaths and trees, home goods, and more.
To celebrate Capitol Hill's only locally owned holiday decor store, Foliage and Frager's Hardware & Garden Center are hosting a weekend Holiday Open House event on Saturday, November 30 from 11a-2p and Sunday, December 1 from 1p-4p. During this free community event, customers are encouraged to walk through our new holiday shop while enjoying fresh baked cookies, hot cocoa, holiday kids activities, and pictures with the big man himself, Santa Claus. Additional details available at http://bit.ly/fragersholiday. The store will also be hosting a series of festive on-site activations, which will be announced as they are scheduled via the store's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fragersdc.
11/30 - HOLIDAY WINE AND PANETTONE TASTING 3PM-6PM
11/30 - HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING, CAPITOL HILL BID 5:30PM
Eastern Market Metro Plaza
What has become a Capitol Hill holiday tradition, the 13th Annual Capitol Hill Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, November 30 at 5:30 PM. Capitol Hill BID's “Men in Blue” will serve hot chocolate and doughnuts while local musical groups Joyous Voices, Washington Youth Choir, Adalia Jimenez and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Suzuki Strings perform your favorite holiday carols!
The BID is relocating the festivities this year to the tree known as "Little George" in the SW Quadrant of Eastern Market Metro Plaza. Members of the Didden family will flip the switch to illuminate the tree that was planted to honor the late George Didden III for his many contributions to the Capitol Hill community.
For more information and RSVP to this free event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events
12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29 - THE FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET
Find arts, crafts, collectibles, antiques, and more every Sunday from 9:30am-4:30pm.
12/7 - CAPITOL HILL CAROLING MARATHON 10AM-6PM
Hosted by EMMS and Music on the Hill, the third annual Capitol Hill Caroling Marathon will feature a full day of holiday singing from your neighborhood choirs. Starting at 10am, choirs and groups will leave from the intersection at 7th and C Streets SE (across from Eastern Market) every hour to carol around the EMMS corridor.
12/9 - CHAMPS HOLIDAY SIP AND SHOP 5:30PM - 8:30PM
The Hill Center and Participating Businesses
The fourth annual CHAMPS Holiday Sip & Shop will be held Monday, December 9 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Eastern Market neighborhood. The event invites community members to shop local while enjoying a traveling wine tasting. Shoppers receive a complimentary shopping tote and map to visit all participating retailers.
12/11 - PERFECT OCTAVE: WHY WE SING OF CHRISTMAS 7PM-8:30PM
The Hill Center
Choral music is central to the holiday spirit – from Jingle Bells to Handel’s Messiah. Learn why Christmas choral music has always been a standard for classical composers as well as popular radio stations. In a lecture kicking off our new music series, Perfect Octave, Andrew Jonathan Welch will explore different holiday singing traditions in preparation for a December 19th concert of holiday choral music. He will look at pieces from throughout the Western music canon as well as from more recent, popular traditions. Special attention will be given to the music that will be performed at the upcoming concert by EightFold at Hill Center, which features Francis Poulenc’s Quatre Motets Pour Le Temps de Noël.