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A Book Hill Holiday

December 14, 2019 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Hill (Wisconsin Ave from O St to Reservoir Rd)


Make it A Book Hill Holiday!

The charming Georgetown section of upper Wisconsin Avenue (O St to Reservoir Rd NW) is hosting A Book Hill Holiday in partnership with Georgetown Main Street and the Georgetown BID, featuring a holiday snack and stroll with festive sips and bites at participating stores, photos with Santa (for kids and pets with paws!) and an ugly sweater competition at TD Bank’s Winter Wonderland, strolling carolers, in-store holiday events, special promotions, and gift wrapping.

Live Music Schedule
4:00 – 4:50 PM:  Duke Ellington carolers, beginning outside of Christ Child Opportunity Shop and Thomas Sweet, and making their way up to TD Bank to carol with Santa at 4:30.

5:30 – 6:30 PM: St. Lucia candlelight procession throughout Book Hill

6:45 – 7:45 PM: Bagpiper throughout Book Hill

Warming and Wrapping Station
For a small donation, have your holiday gifts wrapped inside 1355 Wisconsin Ave NW while enjoying hot cocoa and cider.

Check out full event details below, and don’t miss Georgetown GLOW – the region’s only free, curated outdoor public light art exhibition – while you’re in the neighborhood! For more holiday festivities, visit our Holidays in Georgetown guide.


+ Addison/Ripley Fine Art (1670 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Enjoy warm apple cider and holiday candy canes from 4 pm – 7 pm while you view the work of artist Wolf Kahn.

+ A MANO (1677 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Yuletide treats and Christmas quaffs!

+ Bacchus Wine Cellar (1635 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Complimentary wine tasting from 4 pm – 6 pm, plus 15% off 12 bottles of wine.

+ Calloway Fine Art & Consulting (1643 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Enjoy homemade treats from 4 pm – 7:30 pm while checking out the gallery’s 12 Days of Art launch, plus the closing party for Lindsay Mullen’s ‘Adaptive Measures’ exhibit.

+ Christ Child Opportunity Shop (1427 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Wine tasting and cheese nibbling from 5 pm – 8 pm.

+ DC Lash Bar (1633 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Free snacks, drinks, and holiday cheer from 10 am – 5 pm, plus $20 off full lash sets, and 10% off other services.

+ Dent Place Market (1643 Dent Place NW) –  Hot chocolate and boozy eggnog until 7:30!

+ Ella-Rue (3231 P St NW) – Light bites and bubbles, plus complimentary gift wrap on all purchases.

+ Janis Aldridge (1661 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Enjoy Champagne and macarons from 4 pm – 6 pm, plus 10% off all purchases all day!

+ JARYAM (1531 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Sip and shop, with free Portolano gloves with purchase.

+ Just Paper & Tea (3232 P St NW) – Your choice of herbal, black, or green tea while taking care of all your holiday stationery needs. Discover beautiful wrapping paper and stocking stuffers, and receive a surprise gift with purchase.

+ Klagsbrun Studios (1662 33rd St NW) – Free wine and snacks, plus a peek behind the scenes of artists at work. Klagsbrun is also hosting a pop-up for ‘Under One Umbrella’.

+ La Jolie Bleue (1560 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Sample Turkish Salep, a hot creamy drink that will keep you warm, paired with homemade almond cookies – plus a sandwich and soup special.

+ Lantern Bookshop (3241 P St NW) – Take advantage of special late-night hours at this charming, quirky used/rare bookshop.

+ LiLi the First (1419 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Bites, bubbles and the launch of the Winter Collection from around the world until 6 pm.

+ Little Birdies Boutique (1526 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Free holiday cookies from 4 pm – 6 pm.

+ Local Meditations (1631 Wisconsin Ave NW) –  CBD cranberry mango mocktails and cookie brownie samples, plus 20% off purchases of $50 or more, and a $20 CBD oil special.

+ Los Cuates (1564 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Warm up with a holiday drink special!

+ MAJOR (1415 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Celebrating A Book Hill Holiday! Details TBA.

+ Modern Trousseau DC (1523 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Brides can enjoy a special evening of bridal fun from 4 pm – 7 pm.

+ Moss & Co and Oliver Dunn (1657 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Free homemade cookies while you shop Christmas ornaments, hand-knit gloves and hats, cashmere scarves, and European linens – and a possible sighting of the Shop Dog, Cooper!

+ Own Your Wonder (1659 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Sip Champagne from 4 pm – 7:30 pm.

+ Patisserie Poupon (1645 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Sample Buche de Noel, spiced cider and hot chocolate, and receive 15% off Buche de Noel orders. A regular menu of quiches, salads and sandwiches, plus a special hot meal, will also be available.

+ Pillar & Post (1647 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Champagne for the adults, candy canes for the kids, and 10% off all purchases.

+ Pretty Chic (1671 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Complimentary Champagne and chocolate while you shop.

+ REDDZ Trading (1413 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Sip and shop 20% off men’s and women’s shoes and boots.

+ Salon Pejman (1419 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Receive 20% off your first booking with Salon Pejman.

+ Scilla + Luna (1675 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Sample Western-themed treats while you make your own holiday ornament, and shop for the art-lover in your life.

+ Signature (1626 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Celebrating A Book Hill Holiday! Details TBA.

+ TD Bank (1611 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Children can drop off their letters to the North Pole and take free photos with Santa inside TD Bank. Pets with paws can also get their pictures taken with the man in red. An ugly sweater competition will also take place inside the bank at 6 pm, with first, second, and third place prizes worth $250, $100, and $50, respectively – so dress to impress!

+ The Phoenix (1514 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Enjoy festive cookies + hot spiked apple cider as you shop! Plus meet local DC designer & metalsmith, Poppy of Heorth from 1-3 pm as she showcases her handcrafted jewelry line.

+ T&U Mongolian Cashmere by GOBI (1663 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Enjoy bubbles and bites from 4 pm – 7 pm while you shop 20% off their last season collection.

+ Under One Umbrella (1662 33rd St NW) – Don’t miss this pop-up inside Klagsbrun Studios, showcasing home decor, apparel and accessories from artisans and designers in India, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. Enjoy free hot homemade chai and international snacks, plus enter a raffle for a beautiful, hand-painted rickshaw.

+ Via Umbria (1525 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Browse a wide variety of Italian specialties, including the DC’s best selection of imported Panettone and other holiday cakes, plus a large selection of holiday wine.

+ Village Art & Craft (1625 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Buy three Pashmina scarves, get one free, plus receive a jewelry gift with every purchase.

+ Washington Printmakers Gallery (1641 Wisconsin Ave NW) – See the “DC Deconstructed” exhibit while enjoying sips and bites.

+ Wisconsin Nails & Waxing (1519 Wisconsin Ave NW, 2nd floor) – Discover your new Georgetown neighbor and receive 20% off any appointment.

*All events and promotions are from 4 pm – 8 pm, unless noted otherwise

After you’ve sipped, snacked, and holiday shopped, visit Georgetown GLOW’s 11 light art installations, lit from 5 pm – 10 pm throughout Georgetown. Several of the installations are located in Book Hill and along Wisconsin Avenue, below.

This interactive installation is intended to evoke feelings of nostalgia and wonder. The artwork consists of two swings suspended from a glowing cloud structure, in which color and light are created as people engage and swing through the air. Cloud Swing seeks to demonstrate the importance of kinesthetic experiences in our development. It is the process of learning by using our past and the experiences behind us that ultimately propel us forward. Cloud Swing is inspired by the simple joys of play and color.

every day is an illuminated poem that reads, “every day, we are slowly, approaching, a solstice.” The artwork brings attention to the changing subtleties of seasonal light. Each line parallels the colors of the sky during twilight. With every step, the viewer seeks the end of the poem, becoming more aware of the movement of the earth and our relationship to time.


Filament contains three live dancers and is viewed through a peephole, creating an exclusive and unique audience/performer connection. To draw passersby to the installation from afar, the exterior of the space is also designed to attract attention. Within the installation, a system of relay modules, custom circuit boards, and Arduinos control the 144 fixtures, creating kinetic patterns in conversation with the live performers. Live dance performances with the light show can be viewed Thursday through Sunday, 5 pm – 10 pm. Light shows are available for viewing Monday – Wednesday, 5 pm – 10 pm.

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