• UPCOMING EVENTS IN WASHINGTON, DC

    At any given moment, something new is happening in downtown Washington, DC. Find everything from major museum exhibits and gallery openings to annual festivals and special events. There are always new and exciting things to do at The Jefferson hotel as well. This page is updated frequently to reflect the constantly changing event calendar, so be sure to check back often.


    Special Events at The Jefferson

    Thanksgiving in Plume at The Jefferson
    We invite you along with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving in Plume on Thursday, November 27th. Enjoy a three course meal prepared by new Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel.

    Seating times are 12:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and cost is $98 per adult and $45 per child (12 and under). Beverages, tax and gratuity not included. To make a reservation, please call 202.448.2300 or email plume@jeffersondc.com.

    Celebrate Christmas Eve at The Jefferson
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate Christmas Eve at Plume on Wednesday, December 24th with a multi-course dinner that includes dishes such as New England Sole Filet, Baby Brown Shrimp, Leek Fondue, Sweet Purple Potato, Roasted Goose Breast, Chestnut Purée, Caramelized Granny Smith Apple, Sweet and Sour Cabbage, Goose Reduction and Raspberry Chocolate Sablé, Milk Chocolate Tonka Bean Cremeux, Blood Orange Emulsion.

    Seating times are from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and cost is $105 per adult and $45 per child (12 and under). Beverages, tax and gratuity not included. To make a reservation, please call 202.448.2300 or book online

    Celebrate Christmas Day at The Jefferson
    After the presents have all been opened, join us on Christmas Day for a multi-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel. Enjoy dishes that include Lobster Bisque, Lobster Salad, Fleuron, Winter Truffle Cream, New York Strip Steak, Corn Bread, Pumpkin Confit, Green Bean Cassoulet, Red Wine Reduction and Sicilian Pistachio Petit-Gâteau, Black Mission Fig Compote, Cranberries, Raspberry Sorbet.

    Seating times are from 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and cost is $98 per adult and $45 per child (12 and under). Beverages, tax and gratuity not included. To make a reservation, please call 202.448.2300 or book online


    November

    Year of the Author Cocktail in Quill
    For the entire year of 2014 we will be celebrating The Year of the Author, complete with literary libations at Quill that spotlight the work of celebrated authors and works of each featured author available to borrow in our Book Room. 

    Capital Maritime Music Festival
    November 1, 2014. Naval Heritage Center, Washington DC. The event includes a noontime concert, workshops and cameo performances featuring the music, folklore and history of sea warriors, merchant sailors, recreational sailors, maritime communities, canals and inland waterways.

    Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show
    November 8-9, 2014. Washington Convention Center. Attend a consumer event focusing on food and entertaining with more than 150 exhibitors including specialty food companies, caterers, party planners, personal chefs, kitchen planners and appliance manufacturers.

    Veterans Day
    November 11, 2014. Honor American veterans at a wreath-laying ceremony at one of these monuments in Washington, DC.

    Christmas at Mount Vernon
    November 28, 2014 - January 6, 2014. Learn about the Christmas traditions of George Washington and his family, meet historic characters and tour the Mount Vernon Estate by candlelight.

    City of Alexandria Holiday Tree Lighting
    November 28, 2014, 7-9 p.m. Musical entertainment with a visit from Santa Claus in Market Square, 301 King St. (703) 838-4844

    National Harbor Christmas Tree Lighting
    November 28, 2014, 5-7 p.m. Waterfront Plaza, National Harbor, Maryland. The waterfront community will kick off the holiday season by lighting up the sky with fireworks and a 65ft Christmas tree decorated with 20,000 lights. Sip some hot chocolate and enjoy story-telling, an ornament-making workshop and holiday music.

    Small Business Saturday
    November 29, 2014. This day has been designated to help fuel the economy by asking Americans to shop at their favorite local stores and support small businesses. The Washington DC area has plenty of wonderful shopping destinations.


    December

    Year of the Author Cocktail in Quill
    For the entire year of 2014 we will be celebrating The Year of the Author, complete with literary libations at Quill that spotlight the work of celebrated authors and works of each featured author available to borrow in our Book Room. 

    Bethesda's Winter Wonderland
    December 5-6, 2014. See a variety of entertainment and performances, a live ice sculpting presentation and a visit from Santa Claus.

    Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
    December 6, 2014. See dozens of festively decorated boats light up the sky along the Potomac River.

    Logan Circle Holiday House Tour
    December 7, 2014.  Logan Circle, Washington DC. Get an inside view of a variety of homes in the historic neighborhood.

    Pearl Harbor Day
    December 7, 2014. Wreath-laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC at 1 p.m.

    ICE! – Christmas at the Gaylord National Resort
    Through January 4, 2015. The award-winning holiday attraction is a winter wonderland created entirely of 5,000 BLOCKS of ice hand-sculpted by 40 international artisans.

    Downtown DC Holiday Market
    Through December 23, 2014. Sidewalk on F Street between 7th and 9th in front of the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a unique seasonal shopping marketplace of downtown Washington DC including gift items by more than 180 exhibitors.

    Christmas at Mount Vernon
    Through January 6, 2015. Date to Be Announced. Learn about the Christmas traditions of George Washington and his family, meet historic characters and tour the Mount Vernon Estate by candlelight.

    Hanukkah Events in the Washington, DC Area
    Hanukkah Dec.16-24, 2014. Find special events celebrating the holiday in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia

    The Water-skiing Santa
    December 24, 2014, 1 p.m. This unusual annual event features a water-skiing Santa, flying elves, the Jet-skiing Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman performing on the Potomac River.

    New Year's Eve Celebrations in the Washington, DC Area
    Check out these suggestions of ways to ring in the New Year in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia.


    January

    Washington DC Area Christmas Light Displays
    Some of the Christmas light displays in the area continue through the first week in January. Enjoy a drive or a stroll through one of the Washington, DC area's spectacle of lights at a local park or along the water in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia.

    Christmas at Mount Vernon
    Through January 6, 2015. Learn about the Christmas traditions of George Washington and tour the Mount Vernon Estate. The newly expanded programs extend through the first week in January.

    ICE! – Christmas at the Gaylord National Resort
    through January 4, 2015. The award-winning holiday attraction is a winter wonderland created entirely of 5,000 BLOCKS of ice weighing 1.5 MILLION POUNDS! hand-sculpted by 40 international artisans and kept at a chilling nine degrees Fahrenheit.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Events
    The national holiday is January 19, 2015. Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday is a day of honor and commemorative events at a variety of sites in Washington, DC. Events honoring the civil rights leader run throughout the month of January.

    Washington Auto Show
    January 23-February 1, 2015. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC. This special event features more than 700 new vehicle makes and models, live entertainment, celebrity guests and new car giveaways.