‘DC Holiday Lights’ starts the shopping season in 14 DC neighborhoods

2020 winner Pho Viets light display in Columbia Heights. Photo courtesy of District Bridges.

Holiday decorations have emerged around the city, and from today, DC Holiday Lights, organized by local non-profit District Bridges, will contribute to the enlightened cheers. For the next few weeks, Washingtonians can stroll down 14 neighborhood corridors and check out light exhibits and shopping promotions.

The participating corridors include Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park, Columbia Heights, Eastern Market, Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Lower Georgia Avenue, Mount Pleasant, Petworth and Woodley Park. You can see the full list here.

District Bridge CEO Brianne Dornbush says the program provides communities with an opportunity to support local businesses that continue to be threatened by the pandemic.

People can cast their vote online for their favorite corridor and holiday exhibit. The corridor with the most votes will be named “Best of DC” during the DC Holiday Lights Award Ceremony on December 15th. The decorations will be displayed until January 6, 2022.

There will also be a scavenger hunt around the neighborhoods starting on Black Friday, where attendees can earn “entries” for each corridor for a chance to win prizes such as gift cards, merchandise and services. People can sign up online to be notified when the contest starts.

Damare Baker

Assistant editor

Before becoming an assistant editor, Damare Baker started as an editorial fellow for the Washingtonian. She has previously written for Voice of America and The Hill. She graduated from Georgetown University, where she studied international relations, Korean and journalism.

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