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Events At Hotel Washington

From peak bloom on the Tidal Basin to the sparkle of the winter holidays – and every Election Night, Mother’s Day brunch, and Fourth of July in between – Hotel Washington has been a destination for landmark seasonal celebrations since 1917. Because sure, DC might be the Nation’s Capital…but our party of choice is the one we throw ourselves.

This holiday season we have events you don't want to miss, from exclusive holiday cocktails to a visit from Santa. Hotel Washington is also the ideal place for any holiday festivities. Book your next corporate holiday party or an intimate celebration at one of our venues.

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The Merry Monument Suite

Dec 01, 2022 to Dec 31, 2022

Just steps from the National Christmas Tree and the National Menorah, there’s no better place to spend the holidays than in the Holiday Suite at Hotel Washington. This Corner Suite adjoins with a Standard Double Double, both decked out with holiday décor, seasonal cookies, holiday books and DVDs for the whole family, and mugs for hot cocoa and spiked eggnog upon request. Your very merry stay includes valet parking for one car. 

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Holiday Maker’s Market

Dec 03, 2022 Dec 04, 2022 Dec 10, 2022 Dec 11, 2022 Dec 17, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

11:00 am- 6:00 pm

The lobby of Hotel Washington is the best place to wrap up your holiday shopping. Join us as we partner with URBN Market for a series of weekend-long pop-ups, each filled with curated handmade and vintage from local makers and sought-after vendors from around the DMV. 


Here Comes Santa Claus

Dec 11, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Big Man himself will be making an appearance at Hotel Washington on December 11th and 18th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm – if you’ve been very good all year, join us for holiday portraits with Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus and general merriment in the lobby.

Please note: advance Eventbrite registration is required for photos with Santa.

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Merry & Bright

Dec 01, 2022 to Dec 31, 2022

From the Lobby Bar to Vue, the best mixologists in the city have concocted a list of cocktails inspired by the season and exclusive to Hotel Washington. Stop in for goodwill and holiday cheer throughout the month of December.