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Winterfest is a magical three weekend experience popping up at Wunder Garten in DC's NoMa neighborhood this holiday season. On weekends (Fridays-Sundays) from November 30 - December 16, Winterfest will be home to a Holiday Popup Market featuring local makers, entertainment, visits from Santa and more!

Wunder Garten Hours
Monday-Thursday 4pm-12am
Fridays - 4pm-1am
Saturdays - 12pm-1am
Sundays - 12pm-11pm

Market Hours
Friday - 4pm-8pm
Saturday - 12pm-8pm
Sunday - 12pm-6pm

(free admission!)

Friday, November 30

  • Ignite The Lights of Hope’ - Fire performance pieces by DC's very own Eva Mystique! (6pm-8pm) Join the opening night of the festival while we symbolically ignite lights of ‘hope’ this holiday season.

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Friday, December 7

  • “Hope, Illuminated” - LED Light performance pieces (6:30-7:30pm) We continue to celebrate our holiday message of hope through this special LED illuminating live performance. (DJ 7pm-12am)

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Saturday, December 8

  • Holiday Cake Tasting & Pre-Orders with Killa Cakes! (5-8pm)

  • Come and get your holiday photo taken with Santa (2-4pm)

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  • Ugly Sweater Party (7pm) - closing (It’s fun being tacky…jump into your Mom’s jumper and come dance your ‘sweaty’ balls off)!  Marshalls and TJ Maxx gift cards awarded for top three outfits. - Holiday onesies, welcomed also!

Saturday, December 15

  • “Night of 1,000 Santas” Holiday Costume Party (7pm-closing) This is DC’s largest ‘SANTACON’ party! Calling all Santas, Ms. Clauses, perverted elves, grinches, and ‘naughty-listed’ adults! Santa’s favorite beer garden becomes a hedonistic ‘holiday-themed’ adult costume dance party at this second annual holiday event. Whether you are naughty or nice, this is the event where it is certainly ‘nice’ to be ‘naughty.’ (DJ 7pm-12am)

Sunday, December 16

  • Humane Rescue Alliance Photos with Santa Paws & Holiday Pet Costume Competition (12pm-3pm). Don your special pet in holiday costume and get your picture with Santa!  Santa will be here today for photo ops with you and your furry friend. This event supports the mission of our friends at Humane Rescue Alliance and features a very popular pet holiday costume competition at 3pm (Free entry to completion)