Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tree lighting, holiday happy hour and First Friday this Friday: help decorate the tree tonight or volunteer on Friday!

There's a lot of holiday fun coming up, as this Friday is not only First Friday on Georgia Avenue, where lots of local businesses have deals and freebies, it's also the annual Columbia Heights tree lighting at the Civic Plaza -- complete with a holiday happy hour at lots of local businesses.

And you can volunteer to help decorate the tree tonight (Tuesday) or for helping with the tree lighting.

The events are sponsored by District Bridges, who run Columbia Heights/Mt. Pleasant Main Street organization, and also co-manage the Georgia Avenue Main Street with Georgia Avenue Thrive.

Here's more from Jennifer Kuiper of District Bridges:
Dear Neighbors, 
I know it isn’t even December and some of us are still digesting turkey BUT if you are already in the holiday mood, here’s your chance to channel some of that good cheer by helping out District Bridges with raising up a GIANT tree and then decorating in preparation for this Friday's Tree Lighting Extravaganza! 
A special thank you to Ron & Jose from Annie's Ace Hardware - Petworth for helping get it on site (see photos). 
Come join the effort tonight at 6pm in the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza (14th and Kenyon) and then come back this Friday (Dec 1) at 6:30pm for the Tree Lighting Extravaganza! Enjoy music and holiday treats then head on back to Georgia Ave for First Friday (Holiday Edition) at neighborhood businesses. 
And don't forget celebrating Petworth Arts Collaborative's 1st Anniversary celebration as part of Petworth's First Friday! 
Happy Holidays! - Jennifer 
P.S. If you'd like to help out on Fridayfeel free to sign-up online. 
Participating businesses in Georgia Ave Thrive First Friday:
Holiday Happy Hour deals: 

  • El Tio Grill DC-House Margaritas on the rocks ONLY $6-All draft beer $4-Quesadilla grill chicken or steak $6.95-Nachos grill chicken or steak $6.95 
  • Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats-$1.00 off hot chocolate 
  • Willow DC-Holiday Cocktail & Cookies 
  • Mola-All night happy hour at the bar 
  • Pear Plum Cafe-Extended normal happy hour-Custom special holiday cocktail 
  • Each Peach Market-Free hot drink-Promotion on holiday gifts/cookies etc., 
  • The Heights-Offering happy hour price until 10pm 
  • The Good Silver-Warm cider drinks for $5.00-Egg nog for $4.00-Until 10 pm 
  • Petworth Arts Collaborative- Happy Holiday Hour/First Fridays in Petworth Celebrating Petworth Arts Collaborative's 1st birthday.-Starting at Petworth Citizen (829 Upshur St NW) at 6pm with group photos in front of the Petworth Mural.- Music/dance party until 9pm along 800 block of Upshur St NW. 
  • The Coupe-Extended happy hour until 9pm 
  • The Wonderland Ballroom-Extended happy hour until 8pm-Two dollars off all drafts, wine and rail drinks-Serving hot cider-Entire bar will be decked out in all its holiday glory-Staff will be dressed in full wintery splendor 
  • Lou's City Bar-Spiked Cider Special 
  • Purple Patch DC-Happy hour all night including food and drink specials!-$5 draft beers & $5 House Red & White Wine-$5 Chicken Adobo Sliders-$5 Lumpia, -$0.75 Wings 
  • Beau Thai Mount Pleasant-Mulled cider cocktail “Mulling It Over” at half-price all night-Nonalcoholic mulled cider at half price all night-Specials at the bar 
  • Letena-All desserts half-price-Beer & Wine $4.00-Sides half-price 


  1. What happened to the tree that it's no longer up? Was it vandalized and removed? Is it going to be put back up?

  2. I had the same question. I saw it on lying its side and then it was gone. This is why we can't have nice things ...


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