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

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    Special Events at The Jefferson

    Christmas Eve Dinner in Plume

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate Christmas Eve at Plume on Saturday, December 24th with a three-course dinner in the Michelin starred Plume restaurant that includes dishes such as Seared Diver Scallops with Multi Color Cauliflower Purée, Chickweed Oil and Crispy Sunchokes and Seared Moulard Duck Breast with Chestnut Purée, Brussel Sprouts, Red Beet Gnocchi, Confit of Butternut Squash and Duck Mugwort Herb Reduction, prepared by Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel and our Michelin starred culinary team.

    Cost is $118 per adult and $55 per child (12 and under). Beverages, tax and gratuity not included. To make a reservation, please call 202.448.2300 or book online.

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    Christmas Day at Plume

    After the presents have all been opened, join us on Christmas Day for a three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel and our Michelin starred culinary team. Enjoy dishes that include Chesapeake Blue Crab Bisque with Jumbo Lump Crab and Old Bay Fleuron, Martin’s Farm Prime Strip Steak with Yukon Gold Potato Gratin, White and Green Bean Cassoulet and Corned Beef Bacon and for dessert, Sicilian Pistachio Roulade with Sicilian Pistachio Sponge, Morello Cherry Cremeux, Spiced Red Fruit Juice and Morello Cherry Sorbet.

    Cost is $108 per adult and $55 per child (12 and under). Beverages, tax and gratuity not included. To make a reservation, please call 202.448.2300 or book online

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    New Years Eve Dinner at Plume

    A toast to an amazing year! Celebrate the New Year at the Michelin starred Plume! We will be offering two seatings this year and hope you will join us for a decadent six course meal that includes Ossetra Caviar, Warm Smoked Sea Trout with Hibiscus Salt, Sea Bean Cream, Marsh Herbs and Mont Blanc Pineapple & Speculoos  with a Light Speculoos Cream, Pineapple Vanilla Compote and a Coconut Meringue. 

    First seating: 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Cost is $185 per person, $295 per person with wine pairing. Children 12 and under are $65.

    Second seating: 7:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Cost is $225 per person $430 per person with wine pairing. Children 12 and under are $85. The second seating includes a midnight celebration with a champagne toast.

    Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included. Valet parking included with both seatings.

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    Downtown DC Holiday Market 

    December 1-23, 2016. The 12th Annual Downtown DC Holiday Market features more than 150 exhibitors and artisans offering unique holidaygifts including crafts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, pottery, photography, clothing and specialty foods. This event also offers local food and live entertainment.

    Best Christmas Events for Kids in the Washington, DC Area

    While you are busy preparing for the holiday, be sure to take some time out to make some special Christmas memories with your kids.

    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.


    New Years Day in Washington, DC

    Looking for something to do on New Year's Day in Washington, DC? Many businesses are closed, but there are still a lot of great ways to spend your day on January 1st.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Events

    The national holiday is January 16, 2017. 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.

    2017 Presidential Inauguration

    January 20, 2017.  A week of festivities will include the Presidential Swearing-in Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade and Inaugural Balls and Galas honoring the new President of the United States.

    Washington Auto Show

    January 27-February 5, 2017. 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.

    Washington, DC Restaurant Week

    Through February 5, 2017. Experience Washington, DC's best restaurants at affordable prices. More than 250 of Washington, DC’s finest restaurants will be offering 3-course lunches for $22 and 3-course dinners for $35 for this gourmet event.


    Chinese New Year Events

    Throughout the month, enjoy a variety of special celebrations honoring the Year of the Monkey in the Washington, DC area.

    Black History Month

    Throughout the month of February, remember the contributions of African Americans in the United States with numerous events and cultural programs.

    Valentine's Day

    Find suggestions for Valentine's Day in the Washington, DC area, including romantic restaurants, romantic getaways, chocolates, flowers, gift ideas and more.

    President's Day in Washington, DC

    February 20, 2017. Visit Washington, DC on President's Day and pay tribute to America's most famous leaders. Find out about special Presidents' Day events held throughout the Washington, DC area.

    Mardi Gras Celebrations in Washington, DC

    Celebrate Fat Tuesday at a variety of events including parties, parades, balls and family days.

    Washington Jewish Film Festival

    2017 Dates to Be Announced. The annual event shows films with Jewish themes and encourages a dialogue about a variety of issues.