Inspired by the German Christkindlesmarkt that began in the mid-1500s, Chicago’s Christkindlmarket immerses visitors into European culture with a large outdoor holiday market and traditional German foods, sweets, and beverages.
Skate the day away in Millenium Park. Take part in the Chicago tradition of ice skating at The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Ice skates are available for rent and free lessons are offered on the weekend.
Walk this outdoor holiday market featuring over 150 artisans, crafter, or local businesses selling an array of goods. This is the perfect spot to pick up some unique holidays gifts for those you love, enjoy seasonal music, and try some festive treats.
The National Zoo is celebrating the holiday season with their annual Zoolights event. Get ready for live music, winter treats, and holiday shopping all under the glow of over 500,000 LED lights.
DC’s oldest neighborhood is lighting up for the holiday season. A series of outdoor public light art installations will be set up throughout Georgetown for all to experience. Come out and see the city like never before! See georgetownglowdc.com for the official map and more info.
Come out to the 3rd Annual Boston Art Book Fair featuring over 130 exhibitors, artists and publishers, making it one of the largest on the East Coast. Enjoy art installations, music, workshops, panels, and creative community. This year’s fair invites audiences of all ages to engage in an art-filled weekend to expand their ideas about print.
Enjoy cooking demonstrations, hands-on learning, speaker panels, and beer history at the National Museum of American History. This year’s festival will focus on migrant and refugee women and organizations and will explore how their food-related enterprises are helping to create sustainable livelihoods and stronger communities.
Explore the best visual journalism of 2019. Come visit the Dupont Underground, an abandoned trolley station under Dupont Circle that has been converted into an event space to celebrate the art and culture of D.C. in a new and original way.
More than 80 artists’ studios will be open to the public in the SoWa Art + Design District in the South End. Come meet artists and explore a wide array of original contemporary art that is available for you to browse and buy. SoWa First Fridays is a free event open to the public.