This December, Calico will welcome the holiday season with a festive Winter Market, complete with a pop-up tree lot, cookie decorating, gift wrapping, ornament painting, local craft shop, hot cocktails, wintry eats and more festive seasonal fun.
The market will take place on Sunday, December 8, from 1 to 5 pm and is free to attend and open to the public. The urban backyard in Blagden Alley will be a one-stop-shop for all-things-holiday, where guests can pick out their own Christmas trees, decorate them, buy holiday gifts, have them wrapped, and nibble homemade sweets and libations in a festively decorated winter wonderland.
Attendees can peruse locally made gifts from local vendors and artists, while a gift wrapping station will be decked out with decorative paper and bows, so guests can wrap their own gifts or have them professionally wrapped.
There’s no need to head to the suburban tree lot this year.
Market-goers can pick their very own Christmas trees from Calico’s pop-up tree lot. And the trees won’t leave sans decoration: attendees are encouraged to get crafty at a stocked ornament painting station, featuring take-home adornments.
Decorate your own freshly-baked cookies at a cookie decorating bar complete with sprinkles and other sweet toppings.
Other wintry food and drink specials will include hot cocktails from bar director Ian Fletcher, and mugs of soup and meat pies from Chef Nathan Beauchamp. Calico’s holiday Winter Market is free to attend and open to the public.
Calico. Address: 50 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: (202) 791-0134.