Best Places in DC to Get into the Holiday Spirit
The holidays are coming, which means that travelers looking to visit Washington, DC need to get their plans in order. From where to stay to where to shop, and how to get into the holiday spirit — there’s a lot to consider! Luckily, we’re here to help with this guide on the best places in Washington, DC to get into the holiday spirit.
THE ST. GREGORY HOTEL
The St. Gregory Hotel is one of the best hotels in the city to stay at during the holiday season. This is partly true because of our 156 studios and suites that are designed with elegance, luxury, and coziness for the winter months in mind. Book here so that you can count on custom bathrobes and slippers, premium bedding, and in-room specialty coffee to warm you up.
You can also save on your stay with The St. Gregory Hotel when you book ahead. Check out this Advance Purchase special, which can help you save on our best available rates. Beyond our guest rooms and savings, The St. Gregory Hotel’s winter appeal also extends to its lobby area, which features a cozy fireplace and lounge area.
DUPONT CIRCLE HOLIDAY POP-UP | DECEMBER 3
Our property’s neighborhood of Dupont Circle will host this pop-up market for one day from noon until 5 pm. The sixth annual edition of this festive event will feature over 40 local retailers, 120 vendors, and over 100 restaurants for holiday shopping and dining. Shoppers who are staying with us during this pop-up will not want to miss it.
Connecticut Ave & P Street. Washington, DC
THE DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET | NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 23
For a classic and dependable gift-shopping experience, don’t miss the 18th Annual Downtown Holiday Market. This outdoor shopping village will feature local businesses and vendors, and this year’s retail lineup will feature over 70 exhibitors including Black-owned and minority-owned businesses from the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development’s Made in DC program.
F St. NW between 7th & 9th streets. Washington, DC
SMITHSONIAN HOLIDAY DISPLAYS
Every winter season, the Smithsonian Gardens’ staff designs and installs their own holiday decorations, and it’s always a marvel. From decorated evergreens to specialty floral arrangements and the use of thousands of poinsettias selected and grown by onsite horticulturalists — this is a magnificent, one-of-a-kind DC holiday attraction.
Smithsonian Gardens. Washington, DC
MIRACLE @ DEATH PUNCH BAR
Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up bar that sets up shop across hundreds of bars around the world every December. Its fun holiday decorations, festive and on-theme craft cocktails, and fantastic choice of venues make it a year-after-year hit. Miracle will return to DC this year at Death Punch Bar, which is known for its upscale cocktails and billiards. Check the website for updates on dates!
Death Punch Bar. Washington, DC