Celebrate the Season at the Willard InterContinental with Holiday Feasts, White House Tree, Afternoon Tea, Choral Concerts and Room Specials
The Willard InterContinental offers a delightful array of festive experiences for the holidays with celebrations including dining events by Executive Chef Luc Dendievel, nightly choral concerts (program below), a gingerbread U.S. Capitol building by Pastry Chef Gary O’Hanlon, Holiday Afternoon Tea (menu below) and attractive holiday rates.
Guests can enjoy an up close view of the entire White House Historical Association’s Christmas Ornament collection, including the 2013 Woodrow Wilson ornament displayed on the hotel’s lobby tree. It was in the lobby of the Willard in 1916, that President Wilson's quest for world peace led to the founding of the League of Nations -- precursor to the United Nations.
Reservations for Holiday Afternoon Tea and Holiday dining are recommended and can be made by calling the Willard Holiday Hotline at (202) 637-7350. Complimentary valet parking is provided for all guests dining in our restaurants for lunch, dinner and for Holiday Afternoon Tea. Beverages are included only where indicated, tax and gratuity are excluded. Visit our Web site at www.washington.intercontinental.com. Reservations are suggested for Café du Parc call 202-942-7000, or visit www.cafeduparc.com.
Thanksgiving Brunch in The Willard Room and Crystal Room
Our Thanksgiving buffet feast offers a tasty array of autumnal delights and children have their very own special buffet and entertainment. Seatings are offered 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Price is $99 per adult, $35 for children ages 6 through 12, and 5 and under free.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Rates
Guests staying with us over the holidays receive special holiday pricing. Stay any time November 27th through November 30th or December 20th through December 30th and stay for rates starting from $179 per room per night.
Parc and Park Holiday Packages
This winter season ask about our Parc and Park package. Stay in one of our Deluxe Guest Rooms and receive breakfast for two and complimentary overnight parking. Rates starting from $299. Enjoy a night on the town at affordable prices.
New Year’s Eve Package
Ring in the New Year in private and spend an evening in luxury and romance. Starting at $377 for a Deluxe Guest Room, the package includes a bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne, truffles and chocolate dipped strawberries, party favors and breakfast for two.
Willard on Wings Thanksgiving Takeaway
This carry-out holiday feast includes a 10- to 12-pound or 18- to 20-pound turkey (serving four to six people for $320, or eight to ten for $425) with cranberry sauce and gravy, four side dishes, freshly baked rolls and pies. To order, please call (202) 637-7350. When picking up your order, simply dial (202) 637-7466, pop the trunk and we will take care of the rest. All orders must be placed by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, excluding tax and subject to an 18% service charge.
Three Decades of White House Ornaments Adorn Willard Lobby Tree
Washington’s other “Residence of Presidents” the Willard InterContinental, offers visitors to the nation’s capital an up close view of the entire White House Christmas Ornaments collection displayed on the hotel’s lobby tree from December 1 through early January. A beloved holiday tradition started by the White House Historical Association in 1981, the ornaments chronologically honor a different president or special White House event each year. The delightful tree “gems” have become a collectible “must-have” for millions of Americans and friends around the world. Visit The Shop at President's Square 1610 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C.www.whitehousehistory.org to celebrate the holiday season and share in the history and lore of the White House.
Holiday Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley
The Willard’s Holiday Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley accompanied by live harp, is a DC-at-the-Holidays tradition. Tantalizing Holiday Tea sweets include; Nutmeg scones Vanilla cranberry scones, Candy cane puff, Mini chestnut rum Yule log, Ginger bread man, Pumpkin tart, spiced creme brûlée, Condiments include Cranberry preserves, Lemon curd, Devonshire cream and Blackcurrant jam. Holiday Afternoon Tea is offered daily throughout December (except December 25, 26 and 31) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dates and times are subject to change. Price is $45, $59 with a glass Moet & Chandon Champagne. Reservations are recommended.
Café du Parc
Known for its authentic French cuisine, Café du Parc will be open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day offering a seasonal three-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings. Restaurant is open on holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and brunch is offered on Sundays in December from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. In December a prix fixe menu is available for pre-theater dining. A list of hand-selected French wines is available. Reservations are suggested.
Pre-Theatre Dining at Café du Parc
Taking in The Nutcracker at The Warner or A Christmas Carol at Ford’s? Café du Parc is perfectly located in the downtown Theatre District, offering a prix fixe, pre-theatre menu guaranteed to fortify for the evening’s entertainment. Price is $42 per person and is available November 29 through December 30, except on Christmas.
Christmas Day Brunch in The Willard Room and The Crystal Room
Our festive Christmas Day holiday brunch offers a memorable feast for the entire family. With seatings at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., the brunch is priced at $99 per adult, $35 for children ages 6 through 12, and 5 and under free.
Holiday Lobbying – Choral Concerts
InterContinental holds its 12th annual free live music program which has evolved into one of Washington’s most comprehensive, with a wide array of highly accomplished choral and vocal ensembles from around the DC Metropolitan area. Performances take place nightly except Sundays from December 2 through 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please join us in celebrating the sounds of music in the elegant grandeur of the Willard hotel’s famous grand lobby.
Willard Holiday Lobbying 2013 Schedule
December 2 Jazzy kick-off with singer/songwriter Jason Paul Curtis, followed by the Baltimore Vocal Jazz Ensemble – an a cappella jazz company singing five to nine-part harmonic compositions.
December 3 Potomac Harmony Chorus - Award-winning barbershop style ensemble
December 4 Cathedral Choral Society - Symphonic chorus that plays concerts primarily at the Washington National Cathedral.
December 5 Encore Singers - Choral, singers of sacred and secular music
December 6 PrincetonAreaHomeSchool Choir - Youth choir aspiring to excellence in musical performance and artistic expression.
December 7 GeorgetownVisitationPreparatory School - GeorgetownVisitationPreparatory school’s chorus performs traditional choral pieces.
December 9 Barrington High School Madrigals - Costumed High School Madrigal Ensemble
December 10 Capital Accord - A woman’s four-part a cappella chorus from Silver Spring, Maryland.
December 11 The Washington Chorus - Grammy Award winning choral ensemble currently in its 53rd season. .
December 12 Vienna-Falls Chorus - A capella women’s chorus singing barbershop style.
December 13 Sound Advice Quartet -A female Barbershop Quartet of the Vienna Falls Chorus
December 14 Capital Harmonia - A community women’s chorus dedicated to singing music written for women’s voices.
December 16 Carmina Illuminare - Chamber choir devoted to the diverse musical styles of the Middles Ages through the Baroque.
December 17 Arlington Children’s - Chorus young artists which have performed with the National Symphony Orchestra.
December 18 National Philharmonic Singers - Chorus of the National Philharmonic providing quality musical experiences that enrich and inspire.
December 19 The Thomas Circle Singers - Chamber Choral Ensemble offering Washington residents choral classics and new works by living composers
December 20 Vox Pulchra - Performing early music
December 21 Philomela - Women’s vocal ensemble performing eclectic musical styles incorporating story telling.
December 23 The City Singers - An outreach ensemble of the City Choir of Washington.