Holidays in Georgetown

Georgetown is celebrating the Silver Linings of 2020 and bringing the cheer, from gift guides, to festive wreaths, and a holiday window competition.

Extended Small Business Saturday

Georgetown is participating in Small Business Saturday—a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses and strengthening and celebrating communities across the country. More than 300 small businesses call Georgetown home, comprising 60% of the commercial district’s restaurants and retailers. They are the heart of this community, and this year they need your support more than ever.

This year, you can take advantage of some great deals and support local for an extended, two-week promotion, starting on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 28) and running through Saturday, Dec. 12.

Holiday Gift Guides

This year, we’re introducing seven new holiday gift guides, curated with some of Georgetown’s most unique finds. Whether you’re buying on a budget, looking for local, seeking self-care, or splurging, our categories have you – and your shopping lists – covered.

Holiday Window and Streatery Competition

Back and bigger than ever, the Georgetown Holiday Window & Streatery Competition is running December  4- 31. This year’s theme is Silver Linings, as businesses find festive, playful and creative ways to express the hope and positivity they’ve found in the midst of a challenging year. Participating windows and streateries will be decorated throughout December, when visitors can vote in person via QR code and online via Facebook for their favorite display. Cash prizes will be awarded, and a Best in Show prize will also be awarded by a panel of judges. Vote and YOU’LL have the chance to win $100, too!

That Hallmark Glow

Throughout the entire season, holiday wreaths on every lamp post and lights along every rooftop make Georgetown one of the city’s most festive neighborhoods. Take a stroll and enjoy the sights – this year, you’ve got a mask to keep you that much warmer!

GLOW Save the Date

The 7th edition of GLOW is shifting from the holiday season to Spring and Summer 2021 – an extended, two-part series featuring a total of eight art works by local DC artists, to ensure a safer and more comfortable visitor experience. Visit our GLOW event page to learn more, and get ready for more light in 2021!

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