Georgetown is celebrating the holiday season with exclusive events, delicious deals, festive decor and so much more!
2nd Annual Holiday Window Competition:
Sunday, December 1st to Friday, December 20th
Our 2nd Annual Holiday Window Competition is well underway with many Georgetown merchants from design, fashion and food decorating their store fronts for the holiday season. Facebook voting for the best window display will take place from December 3rd to December 20th! This year merchants will be using four elements of their choosing to deck the halls plus a fifth element of lights in keeping with the Fete des Lumieres Georgetown (see below!). To see the voting and album from last year click here. Check back to the Georgetown BID's Facebook page on December 3rd to begin voting!
Fete des Lumieres Georgetown:
Friday, December 13th to Friday, December 20th
The Holiday Season was aglow as four international artists brought public art displays, using lights as their medium, to Georgetown for a week-long limited exhibition inspired by the world-renowned Fete des Lumieres, or Festival of Lights, in Lyon, France.
The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Alliance Francaise, Art Soiree, EDF (Electricite de France), SPAIN arts & culture, The JBG Companies and Wallonie-Bruxelles sponsored the light installations that were positioned in a few key locations throughout Georgetown. Hundreds of visitors came through to experience the interactive installations. A big thank you to all of the sponsors and visitors for making the Fete des Lumieres Georgetown so successful. For more detailed information on FDLG, please click here.
Featured Projects included:
- “Ciudad Habitada” presented by Travesias de Luz, a Spanish urban art collective led by creative director Luisa Alvarez. Ciudad Habitada features a collection of lit mannequins fashioned from transparent tape and other materials posed in everyday human activities. The mannequins will be in various locations along Thomas Jefferson Street NW throughout the week.**
- “Larsen 3G” created by Fabien Bourdier of Blixlab (with Samuel Mathiou and Labomedia) and produced by Merryl Messaoudi of Crossed Lab. Larsen 3G is an interactive video installation, projecting images and messages submitted by visitors from their mobile devices onto surrounding architecture. Larsen 3G will be displayed in the courtyard of JBG’s Jefferson Court office building at 1025 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Opening Weekend Only: December 13 and 14.
- “Zodiac” presented by Chloe Yaiche. Mixing sound and video, Zodiac shows shining images of 12 world cities as constellations inspired by NASA satellite imagery. On Thomas Jefferson Street NW. Opening Weekend Only: December 13 and 14.
- “The Speaktree” presented by Lucion Media of Montreal, Canada. The Speaktree is an interactive tree inside an inflated vinyl bubble. Visitors will send text messages or questions that will be illuminated along the tree’s virtual branches. The Speaktree will be on display on the lawn at Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Opening Weekend Only: December 13 and 14.