Plus our favorite New Year's Eve events, activities to keep the kids entertained + more.
December 26, 2019
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Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop 

Is it too soon to make next year's holiday wish list? Asking for a friend. Rothy's — the knit, machine-washable, sustainable shoes made famous by Meghan Markle — are now available at their new outpost in Georgetown (3068 M St NW). The first brick-and-mortar location outside of San Francisco had its soft open last week, with an official grand opening scheduled for January. Stop by and check out everything from ballet flats to sneakers, and get a limited edition Rothy's tote.

Annual Celebration of Getting Store Credit 

Here's a fun new tradition: While you're out returning 40% of the gifts you received, you can make a night of it at Georgetown GLOW. Atomic (above) is just one of the 11 light art installations on display through January 5, and it's begging to be Instagrammed. Bring your friends, family, and out-of-town-guests — or maybe just yourself, if Mama needs some alone time — and check out the 6th edition of this DC holiday favorite. Visit our GLOW website for more, including walking tour information, an installation map, and info on each artist! 

On Thin Ice   

While America's teachers are searching for a life change, you're running out of ways keep the kids entertained. We got you. Check out our Kid-Friendly Georgetown guide and plan an outing to ice skate on DC's largest outdoor rink, cuddle some very cute cats, bowl, take an intro to pottery class, solve a series of Escape Room puzzles, or commiserate with other parents at a neighborhood playgroup. Together, we will make it to January 2. 

New Decade, Who Dis?   

As such, this will also be the last time we say 'who dis' (#changeishard). Bid farewell to the year that brought us a clapback heard round the world, the #10YearChallenge, and Aunt Becky's fall from grace, and usher in 2020 in Georgetown. If you're looking for more romantic, less rockin', head to Ristorante Piccolo (1068 31st St NW) for a candlelit dinner complete with a strolling musician, three fireplaces, and a four-course Italian dinner and Champagne toast. The Graham Georgetown (1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW) is also offering a New Year's Eve dinner at The Alex Speakeasy, with a three-course prix fixe menu featuring everything from braised short ribs to firecracker shrimp. At 9 pm, their Roaring 2020's party kicks off with a live performance from Blue Dot Jazz Troupe, a full open bar, midnight toast, and shareable small plates. If the rooftop is calling your name, head upstairs for their Bubbles & Bow Ties celebration under a heated tent. For a waterfront welcome to the New Year, don't miss the New Year's Eve #RiverBash2020 at Tony & Joe's Seafood Place and Nick's Riverside Grill (3000 K St NW), featuring a top shelf open bar, heated party tents, eight DJ locations, and two heavy appetizer buffets. For more New Year's Eve events, visit our website.

The Fame Really Got to His Head   

May we all enter 2020 with this much zest for life. We'll be back with a new byGeorge blog on January 9, but in the meantime, we're sharing one of our favorite profiles from 2019 — and the only subject who has the distinction of being a dog. For those who missed it, we present: Mr. Rolo

Talk of the (George)Town

Wreath peeping is the unofficial winter sport of Georgetown.

If you want to see a Pinterest board come to life, wander around Georgetown's residential side streets and get some major inspo for your own holiday decor.  

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