Holiday Merriment In Georgetown Is Blowing Up

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‘Tall Toy Soldier’
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When I checked out the posters for this Sunday’s 2nd Merriment in Georgetown, the performance by kiddie rock band Milkshake, photos with Santa and the American Girl doll activities, gave this festivity a distinctly non-twenty/thirty something year old  vibe.

That was until this morning’s weekly Georgetown BID email, which enlightened me to the Merriment’s awesome dining and shopping discounts AND a flurry of pre/post-events in Georgetown hood.

On Friday, Dumbarton House will open its doors from 7pm to 9:30pm to show off its seasonally decorated period rooms. Additionally, you can learn about holiday decor from that era and there will be seasonal crafts and activities for the kids.

At 10am on Saturday and continuing into Sunday, you’ve got Book Hill’s Holiday Fete featuring holiday window unveilings, seasonal treats, event-only discounts, a coat drive for The Women’s Housing Coalition and pet photos with Santa.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual Greens Sale. This community fundraiser provides holiday greens, wreaths, gifts, decorations and baked goods.

Also on Saturday from 11am to 5:30pm, The House of Sweden opens its doors for a look into traditional Swedish holiday celebrations with a Lucia procession, Swedish delicacies and a gingerbread creation competition.

On both December 5 and 12, they’ll be Celtic Christmas concerts at  Georgetown’s Historic Dumbarton Church. Tickets @ 202.965.2000 Adults: $30, Seniors: $26, Youths: $15.

There’s just too much going on to list here, so keep your schedule open, your eyes peeled and also check out to find out more about upcoming Georgetown neighborhood events.

Rebecca Johnson

A born and bred New Yorker, Rebecca made the big trip “down south” to DC in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. She spends her days strategizing/planning/ideating how interactive products can help her clients and change the world. In her free time, she explores DC’s ever expanding bar, restaurant and small business scene, plays a crap ton of soccer, attends concerts that contribute to her sleep deprivation and embarks on local adventures. Read why Rebecca loves DC or follow her on twitter.

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