White Christmas – On Saturday, December 8th from 6-9pm, its going to be a White Christmas at Tarara Winery. They have an open house, and all are welcome. They encourage everyone to come dressed in their best white holiday ensemble. They will have a blind white wine tasting, hors-d'oeuvres, karaoke, and swag decked trees to pull from when someone makes a purchase. They are also accepting Toys for Tots donations!
Winterfest – Wunder Garten in partnership with NoMa Business Improvement District has brought back Winterfest, a weeks-long holiday market and tree lot. Beginning Friday, November 30, and continuing through Sunday, December 16, the beer garden will light up like a Christmas tree and transform into a winter wonderland perfect for shopping for gifts and decorations while reveling in warm cocktails, food from local restaurants, and live music. Getting in the holiday spirit, Wunder Garten will roll out a new menu of warming libations including winter beers from local breweries, spiked hot cider, Irish coffee, and peppermint schnapps hot chocolate. Food will be provided by Caliburger and DC’s beloved Timber Pizza on select nights. Always a dog-friendly establishment, Wunder Garten will partner with the Humane Rescue Alliance to offer photos with Santa for furry friends on Sunday, December 16. Roaring fires, bright string lights and other holiday decorations will surround the Makers Market, a gathering of local artisans selling artwork, apparel, greeting cards, beauty products, libations, and more including wares from vendors such as True Syrups & Garnishes, Zeke's Coffee, Metal & Stone Creations, Urban Forest Perfume Co. and Who Dog Knits. The Makers Market will be open Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm. For those looking to bring home a tree, the lot at Winterfest will offer a variety of fresh species to choose from, sourced regionally and responsibly, ranging in size from four to ten feet tall, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local DC charity. Admission to Winterfest is free. Wunder Garten is open Monday through Thursday, 4 pm to 10 pm; Friday, 4 pm to 1 am; Saturday, 12 pm to 1 am; and Sunday from 12 pm to 10 pm. For more information, please visit www.wundergarten.com or www.winterfestwg.com.