Just keep GLOWing!
While you’re in Georgetown checking out our 6th edition of GLOW (December 6 – January 5) – the region’s only free, curated exhibition of outdoor public light art – be sure to come early or stay afterward to grab a bite to eat and take care of your holiday shopping. More than 40 of Georgetown’s restaurants, retail shops, and hotels are offering special promotions and events throughout the holiday season, and/or staying open late on certain weekends so visitors can make the most of their nights here.
Check out the full list of specials and events below, and plan your day and night in Georgetown! GLOW installations will be lit nightly from 5 pm – 10 pm.
For more festive fun, read our new Holidays in Georgetown guide.
+ Bacchus Wine Cellar – Free holiday tasting every Thursday and Friday evening at 6 pm, throughout GLOW.
+ Baked & Wired – Festive holiday cookie decorating party on December 3 from 5 pm – 7 pm, hosted in the cozy glow of Baked & Wired’s holiday lounge. Each participant will get three cutout cookies and plenty of frosting and sprinkles to create their masterpiece. Professional cookie elves will be on hand to offer assistance and inspiration. Coffee, hot chocolate and other seasonal beverages will be available for purchase at the coffee counter all night. On December 6, come back from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and enjoy an exclusive, unlimited tasting party featuring the best of Baked & Wired’s holiday food and beverage menu. Sample cupcakes, bars, and beverages featuring holiday flavors like peppermint, chocolate, cinnamon, orange and gingerbread, as well as classic holiday cookie offerings. One of their specialists will be on hand to talk you through each item. Get tickets early!
+ Brasserie Liberte – Happy Hour from 3 pm – 6 pm from Monday to Friday throughout GLOW to celebrate the Georgetown community.
+ Calloway Fine Art & Consulting – Homemade treats on December 14 from 4 pm – 7:30 pm while you check out the gallery’s 12 Days of Art launch, plus the closing party for Lindsay Mullen’s ‘Adaptive Measures’ exhibit. All December, visit the gallery to celebrate the 12 Days of Art and shop small pieces that are perfect for gifting. They’ll be celebrating GLOW with a festive gallery hanging and a seasonal holiday window.
+ Church Hall – Grab a spot next to the fireplace and enjoy a new Cinnamon Old Fashioned, Thyme for the Season, Frozen Dark and Stormy, or a Frozen Blackberry Margarita.
+ Georgetown Park – Head to The Alley at Georgetown Park (between H&M and TJ MAXX) Fridays, December 7 – 27, from 5 – 7:30 pm for sweet and savory food trucks, corn hole, and holiday cheer. Food Truck Alley is brought to you by Georgetown Park; food trucks powered by Curbside Kitchen.
+ Grace Street Collective – Celebrate opening night of GLOW at the Grace Street Collective Holiday Party, with a community bonfire December 6 from 4:30–8:00 pm at Grace Street and Wisconsin Ave. Hosted by Grace Street Collective and Thyme Holdings, the free event will feature s’mores, music, and a pig roast!
+ Patisserie Poupon – Samples of holiday offerings, Saturdays throughout December.
+ Ri Ra Georgetown – Signature GLOW cocktails, two for $12!
+ The Living Room at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown – Daily, rotating selection of 25 holiday cocktails thoughtfully crafted to warm the spirits, December 1 – 25. The specialty menu will feature a new cocktail offered for the day in The Living Room for $10, beginning with a decadent Spiked Hot Chocolate on December 1. From Ho Ho Ho-t Toddys to Christmas Negronis, gather with friends and warm up by the wood-burning fireplace.
+ The Tavern by sweetgreen – Holiday market pop-ups on Saturdays from 12 pm – 4pm, November 23 – December 21. Stop by to meet their featured local maker, sample their products and take some home at 10% off. Shop holiday specials all month long.
+ Contemporaria – Free treats and a floor sample sale throughout December to celebrate Contemporaria’s 20th Anniversary.
+ Jaryam – Free glass of wine and complimentary bra fittings, with a trunk show featuring Italian designer Maliparmi on November 9.
+ Jewelers’Werk Galerie – Holiday trunk show featuring work by artist jeweler Heather Guidero from November 30 – December 24. Meet the artist and enjoy holiday beverages December 6-7.
+ John Fluevog – Complimentary Prosecco and cupcakes December 15, plus the opportunity to win a John Fluevog Gift Certificate.
+ Klagsbrun Studios – Visit the studio’s back patio pop-up Dec. 13 and 15, featuring Under One Umbrella home decor, apparel and accessories from designers in India, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, and more. Enter for the chance to win a hand-painted rickshaw and enjoy hot Indian chai.
+ LiLi the First – Holiday party and winter collection launch all day on December 7, featuring cocktails, nibbles and giveaways. Open late.
+ Lou Lou Boutiques – 20% off a winter hat or scarf.
+ Pillar & Post – Champagne, candy canes, and 10% off purchases December 14.
+ Scilla + Luna – Felt ornament making December 14 from 10 am – 8 pm.
+ Shop Made in DC – Weekend activations, tastings, and classes throughout GLOW. Come by all winter long to try out locally made snacks, shop local goods, and connect with your community.
+ Take Care – 10% off on purchases made during GLOW with the mention of this page.
+ Tory Burch – 15% off your total purchase December 13 from 5 pm – 9 pm, plus enter a raffle for the chance to win a Tory Burch Georgetown shopping experience.
+ T&U Mongolian Cashmere by GOBI – Celebrating their 3rd anniversary December 20 with bubbles popped at 4 pm, and holiday shopping.
+ Tuckernuck – Jane Winchester jewelry holiday sip & shop December 19 – 20, 10 am – 7 pm.
+ Warby Parker – Complimentary coffee and treats December 13 from 4 pm – 8 pm.
PLAY & RELAX
+ SandboX – After you’ve viewed the Georgetown GLOW light art installation Filament (3206 N St NW, next to Sid Mashburn), enjoy a jazz performance next door at SandboX, in addition to food and drinks. Enter SandboX via the courtyard below Filament from 6 pm – 10 pm, on scheduled dates. Performances include Todd Marcus (Dec. 13), Lena Seikaly with Steve Herberman trio (Dec. 14), Chris Barrick (Dec. 20), Sharon Clark (Dec. 21), Elijah Balbed and Dave Manley (Dec. 27), and Steve Herberman (Dec. 28).
+ Washington Harbour – Enjoy a Washington Harbour Winterfest celebration Saturday, December 7 from 5 pm – 8 pm. Check out a performance from the Georgetown University Figure Skating Club, plus giveaways, a DJ, and food & beverage specials.
+ The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown – Paul Mason – a.k.a. “Fashion Santa” – is returning December 6 from 5 pm – 7 pm at The Living Room Lobby in support of Children’s National Light Up Dr. Bear campaign. Attendees are asked to donate $15 to Children’s National by visiting ChildrensNational.org/Lights in exchange for a one-of-a-kind photo with the most dapper man in town. The Fashion Santa at Georgetown event will feature complimentary fireside s’mores, old fashion cocktails by Barrell Bourbon, a hot chocolate bar, and contemporary holiday music.
+ Dumbarton House – Concert performances include: Danú: An Emerald Isle Christmas (December 7); A Celtic Christmas (December 8 & 15); and Helicon: Winter Solstice (December 14). All concerts are preceded by a free art exhibition by NYC artist Tara Dixon. Concert tickets can be purchased at www.dumbartonconcerts.org.
+ Escape Room Live – 25% off gift cards, and $5 spiked cider, November 29 – December 2.
+ Four Seasons Hotel – Experience a winter wonderland, from dining in Champagne bubbles on the Bourbon Steak patio, to enjoying a festive Apres-Ski at ENO Wine Bar, or chilling at The Winter Spa. Dinner available until 10 pm.
+ Hela Medical Spa – Complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate during spa hours. 15% off facials only throughout GLOW with mention of this promo at booking and check out.
Our Georgetown GLOW installations are lit nightly from 5 pm – 10 pm, December 6 – January 5. Many Georgetown businesses are staying open late Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8, and Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15, so you can truly make a night of it in Georgetown.
*Unless otherwise noted, late night hours are for weekends listed above.
+ 1789 – Restaurant open until 11 pm Friday and Saturday, and 10 pm Sunday. Club Room bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday, and 12 am Sunday.
+ Bacchus Wine Cellar – Open until 9 pm.
+ Barbour – Open until 9 pm Friday and Saturday.
+ Brasserie Liberte – Open until 2 am Friday and Saturday, with late night food and drinks.
+ Church Hall – Open until 3 am Friday and Saturday, and 12 am on Sunday (throughout GLOW)
+ Clyde’s – Open until 3 am Friday and Saturday, and 2 am Sunday.
+ Dumbarton House – Open until 12 am Friday and Saturday, and 10 pm Sunday.
+ Escape Room Live – Open until 11 pm Dec. 26-31.
+ Jewelers’Werk Galerie – Open until 7 pm Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13 -14.
+ John Fluevog – Open until 8 pm.
+ Margaux – Open until 9 pm.
+ Olivia Macaron – Open until 9 pm.
+ Patisserie Poupon – Open until 8 pm Dec. 14.
+ Pillar & Post – Open until 8 pm Dec. 14.
+ Pizzeria Paradiso – Open until 1 am.
+ Ri Ra Georgetown – Open until 3 am
+ Scilla + Luna – Open until 8 pm Friday – Saturday, and 6 pm Sunday.
+ Shop Made in DC – Open until 9 pm Friday and Saturday, and 8 pm Sunday.
+ Tory Burch – Open until 9 pm Dec. 13,-14, and 7 pm Dec. 15.
+ The Tombs – Open until 3 am Friday and Saturday, and 2 am Sunday.
+ T&U Mongolian Cashmere by GOBI – Open until 9 pm Dec. 6-8.
+ Via Umbria – Open until 10 pm Friday and Saturday.
+ Warby Parker – Open until 9 pm Dec. 6-7, and 7 pm Dec. 8.
+ Washington Printmakers Gallery – Open late Dec. 14.