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  • Downtown DC Holiday Market

    December 11 AT 12:00 PM - Washington, DC

    NW, DC. Bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC, the market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods. Located on the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Streets, NW.

  • Seasonal Disorder

    December 11 AT 7:00 PM - Source Theatre

    NW, DC. Seasonal Disorder is Washington Improv Theater’s gift to you: four weeks of madcap improv as unpredictable as the holiday season. WIT’s company ensembles deliver sharp, energetic improv alongside some of the best independent troupes in the city.

  • ICE! Frosty the Snowman

    December 11 AT 7:00 PM - National Harbor

    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. The DC region’s must-see holiday attraction ICE! is back with an awesome new theme – Frosty the Snowman! Beginning November 14th, bring the whole family to Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center for an exciting wintry walk-through of this classic holiday story, made from over two million pounds of ice!

  • Alexandria Holiday Market

    December 12 AT 11:00 AM - John Carlyle Square

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively outdoor Holiday Market. While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, wine, and beer.

  • You Can't Get a Decent Margarita at the North Pole

    December 13 AT 7:00 PM - Bier Baron

    NW, DC. Santaʼs marriage is on the rocks, with salt, a squeeze of lime, and hijinks. Grain of Sand Theatre presents a new production of its 2012 hit show You Canʼt Get A Decent Margarita At The North Pole. It is crunch time at the North Pole and Santa is overworked and stressed-out. Forced to juggle a unionizing alcoholic Rudolph, seduction attempts from an over-eager elf, and a Mrs. Claus who has taken up skeet shooting with none other than the mobster-by-day Tooth Fairy... Santa may have reached his breaking point. $25

  • Zoolights

    December 16 AT 5:00 PM

    NW, DC Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music!

  • Holiday Brewers Party

    December 18 AT 1:00 PM

    Celebrate the holidays with the brewers at Mad Fox and some tasty holiday brews. More details and beer lineup to come.

  • Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover

    December 18 AT 6:00 PM - Iron Horse Taproom

    NW, DC. 7 varietals from Brooklyn Brewery at the Small Bar at $2 off of the normal prices from 6-9pm

  • History & Hops featuring Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

    December 18 AT 6:00 PM

    Founded in 2011 by two lifelong friends with a passion for craft beer, Hardywood Park is proud to be a member of the thriving craft beer scene in Richmond, VA. Being environmentally and socially responsible is a core value for Hardywood Park, with all power sourced from renewable energy sources. Hardywood also employs high efficiency equipment which helps minimize water usage at the brewery, recycles its residual grain for composting and feed, uses 100% recycled packaging, uses reclaimed and sustainably "TreeCycled" wood for furniture, fixtures, tap handles and coasters.

  • Year of Beer Sampling

    December 18 AT 6:00 PM

    Please join On Tap for a holiday beer sampling Thursday, December 18 from 6-8pm at Blackfinn Merrifield! As always, there will be complimentary appetizers, a raffle for a Blackfinn gift card and full pours of the beer will be available for purchase. This is a free event! But you must RSVP, event fills up FAST! Please bring valid ID. Must be 21+. If you have any questions please contact On Tap Magazine at 703-465-0500.

  • Digitour 2014

    December 18 AT 6:30 PM - Howard Theatre

    For several years now, the Digitour has brought some of the best musical and entertainment talents of social media on the road for one, big, traveling bash. In previous years, internet mega superstars like NicePeter have lead the show, but this year the tour is focusing on more up-and-comers. From vine-ers, to YouTube personalities, and much more, the Digitour will be a night of good, old internet fun. Cats not included.

  • Snow Day Bar Crawl

    December 20 AT 2:00 PM

    NW, DC. Drink 'til there's snow tomorrow. Snow day is a holiday-themed crawl. Quench your thirst on exclusive drink deals and celebrate the season, one bar at a time.

  • Ugly Sweater Party

    December 20 AT 5:00 PM - Willie's Brew & Que

    SE, DC. Lonerider Brewery Tap Take Over! Lots of beers, Ugliest sweater contest food specials and more!!!

  • Mount Vernon by Candlelight

    December 20 AT 5:00 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, VA Join "Mrs. Washington" as she hosts an enchanting evening of candlelight tours, fireside caroling and festive treats. Timed tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for children 11 and under.

  • Water Skiing Santa

    December 24 AT 1:00 PM - Alexandria Waterfront

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. New this year! Alexandria Waterfront! The Water skiing Santa will be held on the Alexandria Waterfront. Come see all your favorites. Frosty, The Grinch and much more!

  • Matzoball

    December 24 AT 9:30 PM - Eden

    NW, DC. Bigger and better than ever, MatzoBall, the nations leading Jewish single’s event, kicks off its 28th year with an unforgettable Jewcy adventure. With almost three decades of experience, nobody can do it bigger or better than Matzoball and this year will prove to be no different. Matzoball sets the stage for the ultimate party experience that you do not want to miss out on!!

  • Military Bowl and Parade

    December 27 AT 12:00 PM - Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

    ANNAPOLIS, MD. The game benefits the United Service Organizations (USO). This year’s Military Bowl, featuring teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference, kicks off at 1 p.m. It will be televised nationally on ESPN.

  • Chuck Brown Band

    December 27 AT 8:00 PM - Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

    Do you feel like “Bustin’ Loose?” Well you better when the Chuck Brown Band funks back into town. The group carries on the legacy of the dearly departed, DC music legend Chuck Brown, the godfather of our native Go-Go music. This is the band that did it first, and they still might do it the best. While the supper club is usually a more “sit down” affair, you will not be able to help but stand up and bust loose and bust a move.

  • Black Masala

    December 27 AT 9:30 PM - DC9

    Black Masala embodies the best ideals of Washington DC and American cultural exchange. The eight piece, brass band brings together a wide range of ethnic and musical backgrounds from New Orleans to the Balkans. From the grooves of Greece and Macedonia to the hot playing of the big easy and the indie rock of Seattle, these eight musicians jam as much diversity as they can into their high energy performances.

  • Sammy Adams

    December 29 AT 7:00 PM - Howard Theatre

    It takes a certain kind of artist to name their single “Blow Up,” but Sammy Adams did just that. The Boston-born and based rapper blew up on the internet with the aforementioned single as well as “Summertime” in addition to his fresh mixtapes. Adams gained quite the following amongst college kids in 2010 for “I Hate College” but don’t let that song scare you away; Adams’ shows are quite the party.

  • The White Panda

    December 29 AT 9:00 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    Don’t let the names fool you, The White Panda is one of the most energetic EDM, DJ-duos around. The NY/Chicago based DJs have been blowing up soundcloud with their remixes of everything from Sam Smith to Kanye, and their even more intriguing mash-up album Barely Legal Full Lengths. The White Panda mash-up and mix up everything from Foo Fighters and David Guetta to Imagine Dragons & Band of Horses. These EDM wizards will cast a spell on you.

  • New Year’s Eve Beer Dinner

    December 31 AT 6:00 PM - Dogfish Head Alehouse

    FALLS CHURCH, VA Two seating’s featuring pairings of Dogfish Head Limited Release Ales with great food, First seating at 6 pm and second at 9pm, 9 pm seating includes champagne toast and party favors.

  • New Year's Eve Celebration with Tom Principato

    December 31 AT 8:00 PM

    Ring in 2105 Mad Fox style with a performance from Tom Principato and his band, plus dinner and dessert buffets, midnight toast and award-winning craft beer. Cost $80 per person (includes tax and tips). Tickets on sale soon.

  • Big Night DC

    December 31 AT 9:00 PM

    Join us for one of the largest and most spectacular New Year's Eve celebrations in America. New Year's Eve is right around the corner. We highly recommend that you purchase your Big Night Tickets now as tickets have been extremely popular this year. There will be a price increase within the week. Use promo code ontap for discount when purchasing tickets.

  • NYE Downtown Countdown

    December 31 AT 9:00 PM

    Party your way into the New Year at the Downtown Countdown! Your all-inclusive ticket includes open bar, dinner buffets, live music by Third Eye Blind & Delta Rae, multiple DJ's including Hot 99.5's DJ Dirty Elbows, comedy shows, midnight balloon drops and more!

  • Steel Panther

    December 31 AT 9:00 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    Do you miss the neon spandex and big hair of the 1980s? If so, spend your New Years’ with Steel Panther, the greatest 80s metal band that never was. The Panther only formed about a decade ago, but in that time they’ve gained a well-earned reputation as one of the most entertaining and hilarious bands in hard rock today. They’re a bit crude and lacy, but they put on one hell of a show.