WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Friday, December 23
8:30 PM, screening of It’s a Wonderful Life at the Miracle Theatre, 535 8th St SE. Evoke the setting of Bedford Falls on the movie’s 70th anniversary. Also runs on Sunday and Dec. 23. $6-$8, info.
12:00 – 7:00 PM, Deck the Yards at The Yards Park, 1st Street SE and N Street SE. Enjoy larger than life custom light designs thru Dec. 31! Free, info.
6:00 – 10:00 PM, Georgetown GLOW 2016 at Georgetown BID/Heart of Georgetown, Reservoir Road to P Street along Wisconsin Avenue NW, info.
Saturday, December 24
8:00 - 9:30 PM, A Candlelight Christmas Eve Concert with DC's renowned soprano Marje Palmieri, the UNMC Choir, and The Maytime Symphonette at Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St NW. Free, info.
10:00 AM, Christmas Eve Breakfast Tour at The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O St NW. Enjoy decked halls, filled the stockings, food, and traditional festive surprises. Everything is for sale! $39, info.
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Matzoball 2016 at Decades, 1219 Connecticut Ave NW. Enjoy the nation’s leading Jewish singles event, kicking off its 30th year (and the first night of Chanukah). Cocktails, treats, and plenty of gelt. $30, info.
5:00 PM, Christmas Eve Dinner & Tour at The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O St NW. Enjoy decked halls, filled the stockings, food, and traditional festive surprises. Everything is for sale! $55, info.
Monday, December 26
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Rent the Runway's First-Ever DC Sample Sale, 3336 M St NW. Shop over 5,000 styles of high-end fashion at up to 90% off! Free entry, info.
Thursday, December 29
5:30 PM, Bethesda Row Chanukah Menorah Lighting, 4827 Bethesda Ave Bethesda, MD. Celebrate Chanukah and enjoy a festive evening while you shop. Free, info.
Friday, December 30
8:00 PM, Bush performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD. General admission, standing room only event. $43, info.
5:00 PM, Friends of the National Zoo present ZooLights, a part of the annual holiday tradition, 3001 Connecticut Ave NW. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music! Free, info.
Saturday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve Events
6:30 & 10:00 PM, New Year’s Eve with Cyrus Chestnut, at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW. Join the world-class pianist for two performances and a Southern-influenced menu. $150, info.
7:00 PM, Black Cat New Year’s Eve Ball, 1811 14th St NW. Celebrate the new year with this special two-party event. On the main-stage, Peaches O’Dell and Her Orchestra for a '30s-'50s concert, and on the backstage, two DJs. $30, info.
7:00 PM, A Lavish New Year’s Eve at The Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave NW. Dinner with specially curated food stations from executive chef Michael Santoro, specialty cocktails and a midnight champagne toast. $160, info.
7:30 PM, New Year’s Celebration with Tom Rhodes / 25th anniversary of the DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave NW. Enjoy a free pass for a future show, a souvenir T-shirt and a dinner/dessert package option. Late show includes champagne toast at midnight. $45, info.
9:00 PM, ‘90s New Year’s Eve at The Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW. Enjoy top-shelf drinks from 15 bars, nibble on apps and ring in 2017. $100+ info.
9:00 PM, Big Night DC New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, at National Harbor's Gaylord National Hotel and Resort, 201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD. Featuring 15 different party areas, each with its own theme. $130+, info.
6:30 PM, International Spy Gala, a spy-themed, black-tie optional gala held at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Dress up as a spy, villain or femme fatale and enjoy perks worthy of 007: an open bar, a live band, mock casino, ice sculptures, buffet and more. $200-$400, info.