The U.S. Botanic Garden will display the annual Season's Greening: America's Gardens, November 28-January 5, 2020.Visitors will be able to “explore botanic gardens from Hawaii to Maine in this year’s holiday show! Plant based recreations of conservatories, fountains, and sculptures will fill the model train room. These will include iconic gardens scenes like Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s vibrant red Japanese torii gate, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ flamingo topiaries, Missouri Botanical Garden’s famous Climatron conservatory, and Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Rocket Garden featuring NASA space nodes and rockets! The Conservatory will be filled with thousands of flowers, including a showcase of heirloom and newly developed poinsettia varieties. The Gardens’ traditional display of D.C. landmarks made from plant materials will return to fill the Garden Court, and the West Gallery will feature a decorated tree with its own model train.
Image below: A display at a previous Season's Greening
St. Albans School Christmas House Tour & Boutiques
St. Albans School will present their annual Christmas House Tour & Boutiques on December 6 & 7.A St. Albans annual tradition since 1983, the Tour is the primary fundraiser of the Parents’ Association and a community celebration.
The event includes a walkable tour of beautiful residences in the Cleveland Park neighborhood and features the residence of the Dean of the Cathedral.The boutiques will be at Cafritz Refectory at St. Albans School.
The Heurich House Museum at Dupont Circle will have their annual German-style market – Christkindlmarkt - December 6-8.Craft makers based in DC, Maryland, and Virginia will sell their goods during this celebratory holiday event held in the museum’s Castle Garden. Visitors can also tour the historic home of DC’s most successful brewmaster, Christian Heurich, decorated for the holidays The market will feature the works of jewelers, ceramicists, bakers, makers of housewares, and more.
The annual Light Up the Season 2019 will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown on December 15.The event supports Children's National. The family-friendly community fundraising event features patient and designer-decorated holiday trees, menorahs and wreaths. Every art piece includes the story of the unique collaboration between a Children’s National patient and a notable area designer and is available for purchase. The all-ages event offers holiday crafts, pop-up shopping, visits from Santa and Dr. Bear and light refreshments. Performances by local musical artists and youth entertainers will ring in the season.
Georgetown GLOW, featuring eleven light art installations, will take place December 6-January 5 in historic Georgetown. The event is presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District.
Outdoor public art works will be lit from 5-10 p.m. nightly. In addition, more than 50 of Georgetown’s national retailers and small businesses will offer in-store promotions and special events throughout GLOW. Plus, getaway specials from Georgetown hotels will help visitors to enjoy a night or weekend of Georgetown staycations during GLOW. Also, several local tour companies are offering more than 30 GLOW-inspired walking tours, tying the exhibition to history, food, photography, and art themes. Georgetown GLOW is presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District.
Dumbarton House, Anderson House and the President Woodrow Wilson House will have an Open House titled Holidays Through History on December 6.Visitors can enjoy tours of the three festively decorated historic houses and sample historic cocktails unique to each site. Please note that Dumbarton House is not Dumbarton Oaks!
The Washington Winter Antiques Show will take place at the Katzen Arts Center at American University, January 10-12. The event will feature more than forty outstanding antiques dealers, celebrity guests, dealer talks and more. The theme of the show will be Icons of America; George Washington and Beyond, presented by the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. The fine and decorative artworks shown will include iconic imagery of George Washington, eagles, and natural wonders that symbolized the new nation at home and abroad.