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Discover The Washington DC Event Calendar

From grand Inaugural balls to live music festivals on the Mall to military commemorations, the Willard InterContinental Washington offers a front row seat to an enjoyable Washington DC events calendar. Welcome the arrival of spring at the National Cherry Blossom Festival – a colorful showcase of the 3,000 vibrant Japanese cherry trees ringing the Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin. Honor those who serve and remember those who have fallen at the National Memorial Day Parade. Test your mettle in the Marine Corps Marathon, a 26.2-mile course winding through the National Mall. Or stroll one of the eclectic neighborhoods during the Adams Morgan Day Festival. Ask our friendly concierge for more information about popular downtown Washington DC events taking place during your visit.

For reservations, please call: 202-637-7305


Dia De Los Muertos at Round Robin Bar
A Week Long Fiesta of the Dead
October 24 - November 2

Enjoy a Mexican themed pop-up bar experience in the Round Robin Lounge to include traditional Mexican bar bites and specialty cocktails by Espolon Tequila and Modelo.

Complimentary sugar skull face painting will be offered on October 31st from 5 -9 p.m. Guests with sugar skull face paint will receive (1) complimentary cocktail.

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Museum of the Bible to Showcase Exhibit at the Historic Willard InterContinental
November 1 - 2

Free to the public, the "special event" exhibit will run for two days-Tuesday November 1st from noon to 7pm ET and Wednesday November 2nd from 10am - 7pm ET-in the lobby of the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington D.C. The exhibit will include Howe's original manuscript upon which she penned the now famous verses. Additionally, from 5-6pm on November 1st and 2nd, visitors will be able to enjoy a performance of the hymn along with other period piece music from pianist Jay Frost.

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Thanksgiving Day Brunch
November 24

Set against the grand backdrop of the storied Willard and Crystal Ballrooms, amongst the smoothing sounds of the piano and harp, guests to Thanksgiving Day brunch on November 24 will indulge in a delicious array of traditional Thanksgiving favorites including Cider-Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, Roasted Free Range Turkey with Turkey Gravy, House made Cranberry Sauce and Corn Bread Chestnut Stuffing, as well as a Bloody Mary action station, and a dessert display featuring various autumnal favorites including Pumpkin Spice pies, Nutmeg Creme Brulee and Cornmeal Cakes with Lavendar Honey Glaze, just to name a few!

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Four seatings are offered at 10:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, and 2pm.

Cost is $110 per adult, $55 for children (under 12), under five is complimentary. Reservations are required. Please call (202) 628-9100.

Complimentary validated parking is available to guests of Thanksgiving Brunch.


Holiday Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley
Month of December

Join The Willard for Holiday Afternoon Tea, one of the hotel’s most cherished holiday traditions. Seated in the grandeur of Peacock Alley, among the elegant sounds of the live harp, guests can enjoy a tantalizing array of organic teas, festive tea sandwiches and decadent pastries. 

Holiday Afternoon Tea is offered daily from 1pm to 4pm throughout December, excluding December 24, 25 and 31. 

Price is $52 per adult, $22 for children (ages 3-12). Reservations are required and can be made by calling (202) 628-9100. 


Holiday Lobbying in the Hotel Lobby
December 1 - 23

Celebrate the sounds of the holiday season at the Willard InterContinental with complimentary nightly chorale performances in the hotel lobby. Now in its 15th year, The Willard's holiday caroling lineup has evolved into one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Washington, with a wide array of highly accomplished choral and vocal ensembles from around the DC metropolitan area. Performances take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., December 1st through December 23rd.

2016 Caroling Schedule

The Nutcracker Tea Party 
December 11 at 3 p.m.

A quintessential Washington, D.C. tradition, The Nutcracker Tea Party is the perfect way to kick off your family’s holiday festivities! The experience includes an elegant tea with white glove service at the historic Willard InterContinental Hotel, hands-on activities for youth and the rare opportunity to pose for photographs with members of The Nutcracker cast. A benefit for The Washington Ballet education and community engagement programs, this family-friendly event is a delight for ballet lovers of all ages!

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For more information on The Nutcracker Tea Party, please contact Elissa Staley, Special Events Manager at the Washington Ballet.

Christmas Day Brunch
December 25

Celebrate Christmas with an elegant brunch in the Willard and Crystal Ballrooms. Enjoy a festive menu that includes a delectable assortment of dishes from a variety of action stations such as omelets, fresh seafood, hand carved meats, as well as a decadent dessert station sure to please ones sweet tooth.

Four seatings are offered at 10:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, and 2pm. 

Cost is $110 per adult, $55 for children (under 12), under five is complimentary. Reservations are required. Please call (202) 628-9100.

Complimentary validated parking is available to guests of Christmas Day Brunch.