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'Tis the Season! A Guide to D.C. Holiday Parties


Santa’s coming: Funding packages may be left under the tree.(Evan Vucci/AP)

Open bars, live music, and plate after plate of finger foods--if it's December in Washington, then it must be the most wonderful time of the year. We've put together a list of the parties happening inside the Beltway this holiday season, compiled from various sources, including the Cloture Club’s holiday reception list.

MONDAY, 12/5

  • U.S. Energy Association holiday party: 4:00-6:00 p.m., Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
  • CropLife America holiday reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Union Station
  • Hispanic Lobbyist Association holiday party: 5:30-7:30 p.m., American Trucking Association, 430 1st St. NE
  • AAMC holiday reception: 5:30-8:00 p.m., Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
  • American Gas Association holiday reception: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Lounge 201, 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE


  • 2011 Capitol Christmas tree-lighting ceremony: 5:00 p.m., In front of the Capitol
  • VOA Chinese Branch: 5:00-7:30 p.m., 2168 RHOB, Rayburn Gold Room
  • OPC congressional holiday reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Capitol Visitor Center, HVC-201
  • US Telecom, AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, Verizon and Windstream holiday reception: 6:00-8:00 p.m., SEI Restaurant, 444 7th St. NW
  • California State Society holiday teception: 6:00-8:00 p.m., LOC Great Hall, 101 Independence Ave. SE
  • Azerbaijan American Alliance inaugural event: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE
  • North American Hydro Connections: 6:00-9:00 p.m., Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW


  • NOIA holiday party, 4:00-7:00 p.m., The City Club, 555 13th St. NW
  • AOPA holiday reception: 5:00-7:00 p.m., 50 F St. NW, Suite 750
  • A Taste of Delaware holiday party: 5:00-7:00 p.m., 902 HSOB
  • Washington Health Leaders holiday reception: 5:30-8:30 p.m., The City Club, 555 13th St. NW
  • SCBC holiday reception: Starts at 6:00 p.m., CVC H-137
  • The Leadership Conference Education Fund holiday reception: Starts at 6:00 p.m., Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW
  • Food Network and Share Our Strength with Sunny Anderson: 6:00-7:30 p.m., National Cable & Telecommunications Association, 25 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 100
  • Monsanto's year-end reception: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Ave. NW
  • Holiday book signing with Chef Jose Andres: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Jaleo in Bethesda, 7271 Woodmont Ave.
  • DC EcoWomen Holiday Party: 6:00pm-9:00pm, Local 16, 1602 U St NW 
  • Southern Co. holiday reception: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Union Station East Hall
  • The D.C. Red Party: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Top of the Hill, 319 Pennsylvania Ave. NE
  • Google's 2011 "Best-Evers" holiday party: Starts at 7:00 p.m., Rooftop at 101 Constitution Ave. NW
  • RIAA holiday party with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa: 7:00-11:00 p.m., 930 Club, 815 V St. NW
  • Holiday fundraisder for 826DC: 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., The Gibson, 2009 14th St. NW


  • Georgia Beverage Association holiday party: Starts at 5:30 p.m., Lounge 201, 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE
  • California Health Care Institute reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sonoma, 223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
  • The Financial Services Roundtable holiday reception: 6:00-8:00 p.m., 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 5th floor
  • Chamber of Commerce holiday reception: 6:00-9:00 p.m., U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW
  • GovLoop 50k celebration: 6:00-9:00 p.m., The 19th Hole, 1900 I St. NW
  • Tri-Caucus holiday reception: 6:30-8:30 p.m., SAX Lounge, 734 11th St. NW

FRIDAY, 12/9

  • Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Lativa Embassy: Starts at 9:00 p.m., Embassy of Lativa, 2306 Massachusetts Ave. NW


  • The Capital Club's 20th annual Santa soiree: 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m., City Tavern Club, 3296 M St. NW

MONDAY, 12/12

  • WeLEADin ladies holiday mixer and raffle: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Lounge 201, 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE

TUESDAY, 12/13

  • Taste of the States holiday reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW
  • Distilled Spirits Council holiday reception: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline holiday party: 6:30-9:30 p.m., P.O.V. at the W Hotel, 515 15th St. NW


  • NEI Charity Reception: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Ave. NW
  • Coca-Cola Co. holiday reception: 6:00-8:00 p.m., 800 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 71
  • NRECA holiday party: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sonoma, 223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
  • Wine and Spirits Wholesalers holiday party: 6:00-9:00 p.m., Sewall Belmont House, 144 Constitution Ave. NE
  • CME Group holiday party: 6:00-9:00 p.m., Zengo, 781 7th St. NW


  • ESA holiday party: Starts at 7:00 p.m., Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE

TUESDAY, 12/20

  • National Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony: Starts at 4:00 p.m., The Ellipse at the White House
  • Hanukkah happy hour on the Hill: Starts at 6:00 p.m., The Pour House, 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
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