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Shop, Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Georgetown

Looking for a festive, local place to spend some time this holiday season? Look no further than one of our city’s oldest neighborhoods. Georgetown is a great destination during the Christmas and winter season.

Featuring some of the best Christmas spirit in town, DC’s beloved Georgetown has hundreds of shops and local markets. It even boasts late-night holiday shopping combined with beautiful, artistic Christmas lights on the canal, on boats, and on buildings. Georgetown also has ice skating, and an inordinate amount of festive food, cocktails, live music, and fun for all during the holiday season.

At Christmas and throughout the winter season, Georgetown is one of the best places across the DMV region to shop, dine, and celebrate.

Farmers Fishers Bakers sits in the heart of this holiday shopping mecca. Overlooking the Washington Harbour ice skating rink on the beautiful banks of the Potomac River, Farmers Fishers Bakers loves the winter season and our team always finds great ways to celebrate the holidays. We are open every day throughout the season, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are already serving our special winter cocktails, along with our usual array of craft and shared drinks. We have fun share plates to be enjoyed by all, including sushi and pizza, and there is no question, our desserts (paired with our delicious cocktails and First Bake Blend coffee) are a great reason to stop in after some holiday shopping on Wisconsin and M Streets.

We invite you to come by before or after you take in some of the awesome holiday treats Georgetown has to offer. A short list of our favorite Georgetown Christmas and holiday festivities include:

  • Georgetown Glow. Called a “jaw-dropping exhibition of light art,” this month-long celebration (December 1 – January 6; nightly from 5pm-10pm) is a remarkable display of outdoor light works. Much more than your usual Christmas light displays along the C&O Canal, local and international artists have lit up the neighborhood with extraordinary flair.
  • GLOW All Night. More than 50 of Georgetown’s national retailers and small businesses will be open late, from 5pm-9pm on Friday, December 7th, offering in-store promotions, trunk shows, pop-up shops, and product launches.
  • Winter Art Walk. The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill are hosting a Winter Art Walk on Friday, December 7th, with each gallery featuring a neon or light-art piece in their window.
  • 7th Annual Holiday Window Competition. Support local small businesses by checking out participating windows, available for viewing December 7th – January 4th, and voting for your favorite on Facebook.
  • All winter long, Farmers Fishers Bakers guests and staff enjoy ice skating just outside our front door at DC’s largest outdoor ice skating venue. The Washington Harbour Ice Rink is a must-do if you want to fully experience what makes Georgetown so special during the holiday season. Of course, our heated outdoor patio is our very favorite place to welcome guests and celebrate Christmas, New Year’s Day with our famous brunch, and everything about winter in DC. Stop in for a warm drink and a scratch-made meal before or after you hit the ice.
  • On weekend nights, enjoy a seasonally festive walk on the promenade of the banks of the Potomac and check out the Christmas lights, especially the holiday decorations and lights on the docked boats.

Take in all the wonder of Georgetown during Christmas. And stop by Farmers Fishers Bakers to warm up. We invite you to shop, eat, drink, and be merry this holiday season.