Shopping and other things to do in the DMV

For many of you this is the last weekend to get out into those streets and shop until you drop. I ventured out to the Nordstrom’s in Tyson’s (Virginia) last weekend to see the Nichole Lynel collection in-person and let me tell you the people were out and about!!! Nordstrom’s had a live DJ, no doubt to make the shopping experience more fun and festive; it worked. I definitely felt far less anxious about being out among the masses. A good bop can put anyone in a better mood. That said, if you’re in the DMV this weekend, this one’s for you…

Shopping and other things to do in the DMV

Still looking for cool and interesting gifts for your loved ones, here are few places you should visit:

Holiday Markets to Visit

Truly there is no competition. The Victura Park Holiday Market (Fri-Sun,  entry, , Kennedy Center) and the  National Arboretum’s Procrastinator’s Holiday Market (Sat,  entry, , Arboretum) are happening this weekend. There’s nothing like the views from the Potomac and you view the last fall foliage for the year; either way there isn’t a more scenic venue to do your holiday shopping.

Pop-Up Markets are literally Popping-Up Everywhere

Here are a few seasonal markets where you can finish your shopping at here in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia).

DC- There’s literally like a pop-up every day! Visit the 6th annual holiday pop-up (Sun, entry is free, Van Ness). There’s also a Star Wars-themed Artists & Artisans Winter Vendor Village, (Sat, $20 entry, Lamond Riggs). Last but not least there’s a Holiday Market at The Ven (Sat-Sun, free entry, Dupont).

Virginia: Attention all dog owners/lovers, bring your dog to the Rosslyn’s Holiday Market (Fri-Sat, Free entry, Arlington) or maybe watch a movie at the Winter Bazaar at the Arlington Drafthouse (Sun, free entry, Arlington).

Things To DO…

If you have any energy left, here some fun things to do and see in the area…

CityCenter Ice Maze

This is a fun one for the children or the child at heart. The Illuminated Ice Maze opened up to the public yesterday. Bundle up and visit the 150,000-pound clear ice maze that will light up The Park at CityCenter! This event is free however visitors are being encouraged to donate to @childrensnational. It will be open rain or shine. Face masks are suggested (wear a mask, just my two cents)

Hours of operation this weekend:
December 11 & 12: 10am-9pm
Closed 2pm-4pm for chilling repairs

Dupont Circle

Enchant Christmas DC has brought a winter wonderland to Nationals Park this season. Open now through January 2nd., it’s quite the spectacle. Image via @enchantchristmasdc. Tickets for adults (18-64) are $29-$39, flat fee of $29 for children 3-17.

visit the Dupont circle and things to do in the DMV

The Watergate

The Watergate has erected an igloo city, well not quite. They’ve just put up luxury faux-igloos for anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors but not. The igloos have a Nixon era décor. The plastic orbs have been outfitted with cozy blankets, Playboy-esque velvet chairs, working Victrola record players, non-working typewriters, books about the Watergate, and other scandal-era accents. What’s on the menu, it’s definitely giving 1972— think Singapore Slings, lamb chops with mint jelly, chocolate cigars, and nothing says the 70’s like fondue. Call for reservations, The Watergate Hotel. 2650 Virginia Ave., NW; 844-617-1972.

Cheers to the weekend gang.

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