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Georgetown Announces 2020 Small Business Saturday & “Silver Linings” Holiday Programming

November 12, 2020

An extended Small Business Saturday promotion kicks off the season, followed by a Georgetown holiday window and streatery competition, and holiday gift guides.

Georgetown GLOW Shifts to Spring and Summer 2021, Featuring Local Artists

October 30, 2020

The 7th annual light art exhibition, traditionally held every December, will move to an extended two-part series next year to ensure a safer and more comfortable visitor experience.

No In-Person Halloween Gatherings in Georgetown’s Commercial District This Year

October 20, 2020

Virtual celebrations are weelcome, and restaurants and shops will be open.

Revised Taste and Shop Georgetown Returns Oct. 5 – 25 Featuring 65+ Participating Businesses

September 24, 2020

In its 27th year, the promotional event will honor the spirit of Taste of Georgetown – with take-out, delivery & outdoor dining specials + shopping & service promotions in Georgetown.

Georgetown BID and Halcyon Launch $100,000 Matching Funds Campaign for Local Recovery

April 30, 2020

The joint crowdfunding campaign supports Georgetown BID’s employee relief fund & Halcyon’s impact-based start-ups, today through #GivingTuesdayNow (May 5).

Georgetown to Host Virtual French Market May 1-8

April 24, 2020

In its 17th year, this online adaptation will honor the spirit of the outdoor event – including online promotions, story time for children, music, and a virtual French baking demonstration, benefiting COVID-19 relief.

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Luxury Travel Magazine: Rosewood Washington, D.C. to Reopen November 23 with New Townhouse Accommodations

November 9, 2020

Rosewood Washington, D.C., the luxurious urban retreat located in the heart of Georgetown, will reopen on November 23, 2020 to unveil the hotel’s highly anticipated townhouse accommodations.

Eater DC: Fine Dining Fixture 1789 Reopens Soon in Georgetown With a New Chef

October 29, 2020

1789, the fine dining showpiece in Clyde’s Restaurant Group’s collection of restaurants, reopens next week in Georgetown after a lengthy absence during the COVID-19 crisis.

WTOP: Is Trick or Treating Happening in Your Area?

October 25, 2020

The only masks we want to see in Georgetown this Halloween are the ones that prevent the spread of COVID.

DCist: Ghosts, Ghouls, And Goatman: 9 Local Haunts That Will Scare You

October 23, 2020

Next to an abandoned gas station and three blocks from Georgetown Cupcake are perhaps the most famous set of stairs in horror movie history.

WTOP: Park All Day in Georgetown For As Little As $5

October 16, 2020

Street parking in Georgetown is a hassle, and garage parking is expensive, but from now through Oct. 25, some Georgetown garages are offering deep discounts on all day parking for as little as $5.

Yahoo News: Taste And Shop Georgetown Runs Oct. 5-25

September 27, 2020

The highly anticipated Taste of Georgetown, a three-week-long event full of fall shopping and locally prepared food, has been modified due to the coronavirus. The 2020 event has been coined Taste And Shop Georgetown and will run Oct. 5-25.

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