The Weekender

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With everything from Christmas light displays to hot chocolate and skating rinks, there are so many ways to enjoy the holiday cheer in the DMV. As we roll further into December let’s celebrate the season with some holiday/winter-appropriate activities. If the chilly weather is deterring your motivation to get out of the house—remember, you can always get a warm, comfortable ride with Uber.

To Market | Downtown Holiday Market

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It’s that time of year again—when crafts, art, jewelry, and food stands pop up right downtown. Celebrating its 10th year, the Downtown Holiday Market is back boasting one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments on the east coast. Whether you’re on a mission to find a unique stocking stuffer, or prefer just browsing, swing by the market for an afternoon of fun.


Hit the Ice | Local Skating Rinks

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Dust off your old ice skates (or rent them) and take a spin around the rink—any of them. With many options in the area, we suggest you check out the winter wonderlands at Washington Harbour, the Sculpture Garden, or Reston Town Center. Sure, you’re just going around and around in circles, but it still makes for a merry afternoon or evening.


Bundle Up | Snow Day Bar Crawl

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‘Tis the season for bar crawls: The Snow Day Bar Crawl is Saturday! Participants will quench their thirst on exclusive drink deals as they explore DC and celebrate the season, one bar at a time. Start at the Front Page or BlackFinn at 1 PM, and you’ll get deals at Madhatter, the Mighty Pint, the 19th and Bread and Brew until 8 PM. Get tickets here.


Pippin | The National Theatre

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Don’t miss on the opportunity to hit up a Broadway show right here in the District! The captivating new production of Pippin will be at The National Theatre now through January 4th. Full of amazing acrobatics and incredible songs, the show will lift you up and leave you smiling. Showtimes and how to purchase tickets can be found here.


Ditch the Yule Log | Find a Fireplace

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Everyone loves cozying up by a warm fire with a tasty beverage in hand. Good news for those of us without a fireplace, there are quite a few in the city for you to explore. This weekend, escape the chill and cozy up at places like Barcelona , Iron Gate, or the Biergarten Haus. If the fire is warm and the outside air is cold, feel free to linger for a another round—we’ve got you covered with a safe ride home.


Shopping Made Easy | UberESSENTIALS

Stumped on what to get for your office Secret Santa? Can’t find a present for the person who has everything? Looking for some unexpected stocking stuffers? We’ve got the you covered. uberESSENTIALS is now stocked with wrapping paper, tree lights, New Year’s Eve party and recovery supplies, and even unique gifts from UncommonGoods.


PROTIP: ‘Tis the season to celebrate! Having a holiday or New Years Eve party? Hook guests up with a free ride to the party! Get the deets here.


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