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“Deck the Halls” will once again kick off the celebration of the holiday season with a holiday market featuring entertainment and activities at the winery for adults and kids alike. Santa's Village will be open both days, with cookie-decorating and photos with Santa. Carriage Rides will be just outside Santa's Village and will be $10 for adults (and will include a glass of mulled wine) and $5 for kids (and will include a hot chocolate). Beverages can be enjoyed while waiting for the carriage. The Tasting Room will be offering a delicious menu, as well as Wolf Creek Farm beef chili and mulled wine. From noon-3 p.m. 6109 Wolftown-Hood Rd., Madison; earlymountain.com
The Washington Business Hall of Fame recognizes the outstanding business leaders who have made the Greater Washington region what it is today. Proceeds from this annual black-tie dinner and awards ceremony benefit Junior Achievement of Greater Washington's innovative financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship K-12 programs, designed to inspire the next generation to navigate their path to the American dream. Over 100 remarkable laureates have been inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame since its founding in 1988 by Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, the Washington Board of Trade and The Washingtonian. For tickets, sponsorship information and profiles of this year’s laureates, visit online here. 440 G St. NW
The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation celebrates the holidays in its December film series with stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood such as the late Maureen O’Hara, James Stewart, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Bob Hope, and Humphrey Bogart. Animated classics on the lineup include Disney’s Lady and the Tramp and a trio of Christmas television specials digitized by the Library’s Video Preservation Lab. December’s schedule will showcase films named to the Library of Congress National Film Registry. They include The Shop Around the Corner, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street. Runs until December 19. For more information on the National Film Registry, visit loc.gov/film. 101 Independence Ave. SE, 202-707-2905
Park Hyatt Washington will host the next Park Hyatt Mini-Masters of Food, a seasonal culinary experience for young chefs, at Blue Duck Tavern. This exciting culinary gathering celebrates the creativity and talent of the Park Hyatt Washington's youngest guests. Young rising star chefs, between the ages of six and 12, are invited to don an apron and hat for this interactive cookie decorating class with newly appointed pastry chef David Collier. At the end of the session, the young chefs will have learned new tips and techniques to use for the upcoming holiday season. This experience is priced at $35 per child, all-inclusive; materials will be provided. 1201 24th St. NW., 202-419-6768; giftrocker.com/holidaycookies
Oakridge Auction Gallery is excited to announce a major upcoming auction, which will include a tintype photograph of American Senator and statesman Daniel Webster, and a diamond ring worn by Congresswomen Clare Boothe Luce. Gem art will be featured at this auction, including pieces from artist Thomas McPhee, who transforms gem material into jewelry-sized intaglio and small sculptures, and Susan Allen, who carves gems into underwater and outdoor masterpieces through unrivaling microscopic detail. This auction will also feature additional fine jewelry, vintage and antique photographs, and Asian art and antiques. 2220 Cedar Lane, Suite 100, Vienna; oakridgeauctiongallery.com
Over a selection of artisan cheeses and fine cured meats, Wine Director Casper Rice will share his suggestions for the wines you can’t live without for your Thanksgiving and Christmas tables or to give as holiday gifts to friends, family, clients or coworkers. Class will begin at 1:30 pm and will be $150 per person. 1099 New York Ave NW; casalucadc.com
The 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors will celebrate the lifetime artistic achievements of six honorees. The star-studded evening, attended by the president andthe first lady, features performances and tributes to the recipients. RSVP to Eileen Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Hunter at email@example.com. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW.
With the holidays right around the corner, Rosslyn BID will be hosting the Holiday Market from 10 am to 6 pm on December 10, and 10 am to 8 pm on December 11 in Rosslyn’s Gateway Park. From innovative jewelry and sweet treats to handmade clothing, the market will be a festive one-stop shop just in time for the holidays. In addition to a host of unique and local vendors, this year’s market will feature exciting new elements like winter-themed crafts and games, free photos with Santa, a pop-up boot camp with a special treat for the first 45 registrants, performances from a live jazz band, an assortment of popular food trucks, a bonfire, and DJ. The Rosslyn BID will also be overseeing its annual clothing drive as part of the event, with all donations benefiting Arlington Street People's Assistance Network. 1300 Lee Highway, Rosslyn; rosslynva.org/HolidayReady
Sill Life terrarium founder Holley Simmons will host a holiday terrarium making class at RareSweets, complete with succulents, moss, rocks and a surprise decorative element. Chef/owner Meredith Tomason will provide holiday cookies and egg nog to class participants. Tickets, which are available for $55 and include all materials, care instructions, an hour-long lesson and sweet treats, are available at silllifeterrariums.bigcartel.com. From 6-7 p.m. 963 Palmer Alley NW
Ballet lovers attend a performance of Tchaikovsky’s work and then mingle with Washington Ballet dancers while indulging in sweet treats and supporting the company’s educational programs for public schools. The InterContinental Willard Hotel,1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefiting the Choral Arts Society’s 50th-anniversary season and its programs for students and teachers, the 35th annual gala features a concert, a silent auction, and an evening of fine dining and dancing. RSVP to Patricia Kramer at email@example.com. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW.
Jose Andrés’ America Eats Tavern will host a sumptuous Christmas Day brunch featuring, in addition to regular menu items, a roast roseda prime rib special and a Christmas cookie buffet complete with a sugar-cookie decorating station that’s sure to delight the kids—both young and grown. 7am – 2:30pm. 1700 Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA, 703-744-3999; americaeatstavern.com
The Women’s Board of the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women campaign present the 68th annual Affair of the Heart Luncheon and Fashion Show. The event supports efforts to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke. RSVP to Kara Laing at firstname.lastname@example.org; Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW.
This eighth annual gala raises funds for pediatric-cancer patient care and research at Children’s National Medical Center. RSVP to Bethany Metzroth at email@example.com or Megan Trenery at firstname.lastname@example.org; The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW.