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Where to Wander: Nov. 29-Dec. 1

'Tis the season!
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WASHINGTON —

Friday, November 29 

ZooLights Opening Night

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When: 5-9 p.m.

Where: Smithsonian National Zoo

Step into the holiday spirit with the first night of ZooLights! Enjoy the illuminating lights set up all throughout the zoo accompanied by light shows and more. ZooLights will be running until January 1 but will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. 

Saturday, November 30

DC Brau Holiday Market

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When: 1-5 p.m.

Where: 3178 Bladensburg Rd. 

Support Small Business Saturday with DC Brau at their annual holiday market. See more than 40 stalls of a variety of local products, including craft beer and food trucks. 

Heurich Christkindlmarkt

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When: 4-6 p.m.

Where: Heurich House Museum, Washington, DC

Have fun at the German-style market at the Heurich House Museum’s Christkindlmarkt. Occurring all weekend, find goods from local jewelers, bakers and more!

Holiday Pajama Party

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When: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Where: Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, Washington, DC

Looking for a place to show off your cute and cozy pajamas? Then stop by at the Holiday Pajama party! Write a letter to Santa, make holiday cards and ornaments. It's the best way to kick off the season!

Holiday Tree Lighting

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When: 5:30-6 p.m.

WhereEastern Market Metro Plaza, Washington, DC

See the beautiful 20-foot evergreen tree light up at the annual holiday tree lighting. Enjoy the amazing tree while sipping on hot chocolate and other holiday treats. 

Sunday, December 1 

Latinx Holiday Market

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When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: 904 H Street NE

Step into the second annual Latinx Holiday Market at Dio Wine Bar. Support other local Latinx-owned businesses while getting a head start on your holiday shopping! 

Festival of Wreaths

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When: 10 a.m.

Where: Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD

Enjoy the annual Festival of Wreaths. See over 150 themed wreaths and even bid on your favorite!

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