A Few of Our Favorite Things About December in Washington, DC

With December already in full swing, it’s about time we play catch up by highlighting some quintessential twelfth-month activities in DC. Grab your mittens, hot cocoa, and tackiest holiday sweater as you dive into our top 5 favorite things about December in our nation’s capital.

 

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1. Newseum’s Anchorman Exhibit
Well, cat’s outta the bag! It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Anchorman (and the Newseum, and Will Ferrell, and Ron Burgundy…) So go and peruse the fantastically kitschy exhibitdevoted to your (and our) very favorite fictional news anchorman! Oh, and stay classy while you’re at it.

 

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2. Downtown DC Holiday Market
Located on F street, directly in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, this whimsical holiday market will be open through December 23rd. Outdoor shopping becomes all the more charming with 180 rotating exhibitors and artisans offering a huge variety of distinctive handmade holiday gifts.

 

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3. Ice Skating in the Sculpture Garden
What’s better than taking in the magnificient sculptures outside of the National Gallery of Art? Doing the former… on ice skates! Music serenades you as you skate around the open air rinkin true winter fashion!

 

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4. Our December 7th Bike Sale
If you haven’t already (shame on you!) seen our 15 second film detailing the before and after effects of owning a bike, you really need to. After viewing, please pencil in our wonderfully fantastic end of the year bike sale on December 7th from 11am-3pm. You (and all of your bicycle gift recipients) won’t be sorry!

 

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5. New Year’s Eve in DC
Crazy (slash terrifying) to think it will be 2014 in just a few short weeks… but we might as well find reasons to celebrate! New Year’s Eve in the District is truly a glittering fete to behold. Here’s a great list of the vast celebratory options for the grand 2013 send-off.