12 Days of CapRiv

The holidays are not cancelled in Capitol Riverfront! “12 Days of CapRiv” brings an exciting lineup of festive activities to safely celebrate the holidays in a fun and socially-distant way during a time when many holiday traditions and events are not possible. From holiday-themed drive-in movies and virtual winter cocktail-making classes with local restaurant bartenders, to a holiday family photo pop-up and pet portraits with Santa, these two weeks of remixed holiday traditions will keep the reason for the season alive at the riverfront.

Activations will be open to the public—some free and some ticketed, with proceeds going to local neighborhood charities and food-support charities throughout the District.

COVID-19 Protocol: The Capitol Riverfront BID requires that all guests attending in-person events wear masks and maintain social distancing.

THE 12 DAYS LINEUP:

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December 9 - Holiday Ornament Launch
Steadfast Supply, while supplies last 

Celebrate one of 2020's silver linings, the construction of the new Frederick Douglass Bridge, with a custom limited-edition ornament featuring festive details designed by local artist Painted Palettes and sold in Steadfast Supply. Ornaments are $20, and all proceeds will benefit Van Ness Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization.


December 10 - Holiday Family Photo Pop-up
Canal Park, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

The annual Capitol Riverfront Holiday Trees will be illuminated this year along with the main event—an opportunity for guests to enjoy a "holiday card" photo session while taking in the wintry holiday forest at the southern block of Canal Park, plus a performance by local brass band Crush Funk at 5:00 pm. Free & open to the public, but photo session registration required. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO REGISTRATION


December 11 - Drive-In Movies
The Akridge Lot, 6:30 pm 

Back by popular demand, drive-in movies are returning, this time with a holiday twist! First up, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation showing at The Akridge Lot $20 (excludes taxes & fees). All proceeds will benefit multiple food-support charities in the District. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


December 12 - Drive-In Movies 
The Akridge Lot, 6:30 pm 

Back by popular demand, drive-in movies are returning, this time with a holiday twist! Grab your tissues and your chocolate for the showing of The Holiday at The Akridge Lot$20 (excludes taxes & fees). All proceeds will benefit multiple food-support charities in the District. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


December 13 - Pet Portraits Pop-Up
The Salt Line, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Whether or not they have been a good boy this year, all pets will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with Santa in front of a festive backdrop at The Salt Line's Christmas tree lot. A $10 ticket includes a photo and a complimentary warm drink from The Salt Line. All proceeds will be donated to the Humane Rescue Alliance. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
 

December 14 - Holiday Hop
Virtual through December 28 

From Monday, December 14 through Sunday, December 28 residents and visitors can work their way around the neighborhood according to the ‘Holiday Hop Punch Card’ released on Instagram to enjoy seasonal menu items. Players can document each featured item that they enjoy via Instagram to be entered to win a $100 gift card (one drawing each week) to a featured neighborhood restaurant. Try 10+ options to be entered to win a $200 gift card grand prize. All are invited to participate & win.
 

December 15 - Light up the Night at Light Yards 
Yards Park, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Bring the family down to the annual Light Yards art installation at The Yards and pick up a branded "12 Days of CapRiv" mug plus enjoy hot cocoa, holiday cookies, and Sip n’ Shop specials at local shops and restaurants. Free & open to the public.
 

December 16 - Toast to the Holidays
Virtual, 7:00 pm 

Cocktail-lovers are invited to select & pick-up seasonal cocktail-making kits from various participating restaurants and enjoy virtual tutorials on Instagram on how to craft their holiday drinks from local bartenders right at home. Cocktail kits will be available for purchase at $10 each. Cocktail-making programming will go live on @CapitolRiverfront IGTV. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


December 17 - Miracle on Half Street
Half St SE, December 17 - 18, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

The Half Street corridor of the Ballpark District will come alive with winter activations including a Letters for Santa mailbox for kids and kids-at-heart to drop off their wishes for the year - plus winter snow (didn't we say miracle?!) and Instagrammable backdrops. Visit Half Street to see the festive sites, drop off your letters to Santa, and enjoy specials from restaurants along the corridor. Free & open to the public.
 

December 18 - Drive-In Movies 
The Akridge Lot, 6:30 pm 

Back by popular demand, drive-in movies are returning, this time with a holiday twist! Grab the fam and head to the Akridge Lot for a showing of the classic It's A Wonderful Life$20 (excludes taxes & fees). All proceeds will benefit multiple food-support charities in the District. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


December 19 - Drive-In Movies 
The Akridge Lot, 6:30 pm 

Back by popular demand, drive-in movies are returning, this time with a holiday twist! Sip on hot cocoa to-go while you watch fan-favorite Elf at the Akridge Lot$20 (excludes taxes & fees). All proceeds will benefit multiple food-support charities in the District. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


December 20 - Jolly Jog
Yards Park, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Throw on your best ugly sweater and join VIDA and Pacers at Yards Park for a holiday-themed fun run along the riverfront! After the jog, guests will be able to pick up a complimentary cocktail to-go from participating restaurants. Fun run groups will be limited to a max of 25 people to help maintain social distance. Registration is $20, and all proceeds will be donated to a local District charity. SIGN UP HERE

Date/Time
NOTE: THIS PAGE IS FOR A PAST EVENT
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020
Friday, Dec 18, 2020
Thursday, Dec 17, 2020
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