Fill your holidays with joy and cheer on the Eastern Market Main Street corridor! See upcoming events below and check here for updates.
Through 12/23 | Music on the Hill's Holiday Sweater Sale
Stop by "Music on the Hill for their first ever Holiday Sweater Sale! In addition to normal holiday season discounts, customers will receive 10% off their entire retail purchase if they are wearing an "Ugly Christmas Sweater", or any other type of holiday clothing. Visit https://musiconthehilldc.com/ for store hours.
12/1-3, 8-10 | Capitol Hill Scout's Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale
The Capitol Hill Scout Troop is sponsoring a Christmas Tree and Wreath sale at 212 East Capitol Street on December 1 - 3 and December 8-10. This fundraiser goes to support scholarships for Scouts in the Troop. Though minimal, annual dues can be a hardship for some youth; the troop pays for summer camp and transit to camp for some troop members as well. The funds go to renew and replace camping equipment, pay for transportation and fuel on camp trips, provides some support for activities that have a charge (like indoor rock-climbing), and supports training Scouts and adult leaders when there is a fee. Support your local Boy Scout Troop this season!
12/2 | Labyrinth's 7th Anniversary Party | All Day
Join Labyrinth for a celebration of 7 years in business! There will be games (all day), cake (at 2pm), and a huge White Elephant event (at 3pm).
12/3 | Pamela Ehrenburg @ East City Bookshop | 3:00pm
Join us for an afternoon with Pamela Ehrenberg, author of Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas. Enjoy lassis and crafts at this storytime celebrating this multi-cultural holiday tale about how a blended family makes traditions their own. Hanukkah can be celebrated in many different and delicious ways. As Hanukkah approaches, a young boy is reluctant to let his little sister, who loves to climb, help make dosas, a fried Indian delicacy. The boy attends Hebrew school—his father is Jewish—and shops for Indian food with his Indian mother and grandmother. The only way to get his little sister, Sadie, down from chairs at home and stacks of canned food in the market is to sing a variation of the dreidel song: “I had a little dosa; I made it out of dal.” He is happy in his blended family, happy to help with the food preparations, and happy to keep singing the song to Sadie. A warm-spirited double-page spread of the family unfolds with the many pots and pans needed to fry the dosas sitting on the stove and little Sadie wearing her dreidel costume. When the family goes outside to greet guests, the door locks behind them, and only one small girl can get inside to open the door. The illustrations are bright and cheerful with endpapers that are a mouthwatering display of ingredients for Indian food.
Family Friendly, Free, Food/Beverage
12/4 | Holiday Sip & Shop | 6:00pm-8:00pm
CHAMPS Holiday Sip & Shop is back this year with more stores and more goodies! Shop local and enjoy a traveling holiday tasting. Make your way through our Capitol Hill neighborhood retail stores. Get your map stamped at every location for your chance to win great raffles from our participating retailers and sponsors.
12/8 | Handel's Messiah with DC Strings @ Hill Center | 7pm
Get in the holiday spirit with Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. Performed with stylistic authenticity, the DC Strings choir and orchestra are joined by an outstanding team of soloists. DC Strings Workshop is a dynamic and versatile chamber orchestra composed of musicians committed to bringing sophisticated concerts to diverse audiences in the Washington area.
12/10 | Caroling Marathon | 10:00am-6:00pm
Hosted by Eastern Market Main Street and Music on the Hill, the first ever Capitol Hill Caroling Marathon will feature a full day of holiday singing from your neighborhood choirs. Starting at 10am, groups will leave from the intersection at 7th and C Streets SE (across from Eastern Market) every hour to carol around the EMMS corridor. Stop to watch or sing along as you do your holiday shopping and dining, and celebrate the holiday season on the Eastern Market Main Street corridor!
12/10 | Italian Market @ Radici | 9:00am-6:00pm
Visit Radici Market for a holiday market full of goodies from Italian makers and artists! More details to come.
12/10 | Holiday Makers Mart @ East City Bookshop | All Day
Browse a selection of local artist's holiday gift offerings at East City Bookshop! Shop products by: Hunny Bunny Grey Moggie Melanie Ouellette Karlins Moonlight Bindery Sneekis: Washington DC and Virginia T-Shirts and local illustrator Elizabeth Early von Oehsen Pair unique gifts with our selection of books and other quirky bookish goods to create holiday packages for even the hardest-to-shop-for on your list.
12/13 | The 4th Annual Capitol Hill Community Menorah Lighting | 5:00pm
The Capitol Hill BID and Hill Havurah will host the 4th Annual Capitol Hill Community Menorah Lighting on Wednesday, December 13th at 5:00 PM in the NE Quadrant of the Eastern Market Metro Plaza. There will be hot chocolate, potato latkes, jelly doughnuts and festive Hanukkah music as BID Past Chairman Paul Pascal illuminates the menorah that was dedicated to him in 2014 for his seven years of service as Chairman of the Capitol Hill BID.
12/15 | Holiday Chef’s Table with Chef Gérard Pangaud | 7:00pm-9:30pm
Settle in at Hill Center’s 12-seat kitchen for an intimate, unique dining experience featuring the haute cuisine of France. Two-star Michelin chef Gérard Pangaud will serve a special holiday 4-course tasting menu that reflects the choicest products in season. Each course is paired with select wines representing the premier regions of France. Registration required.
12/31 | New Years Eve @ Joselito
Bring in the year with a full Spanish experience at Joselito Casa de Comidas! More details to come.