Friday, December 04, 2009

Merriment in Georgetown

Sunday, December 6, 2009 – 3:00 to 6:00 pm

Annual holiday shopping and family event to feature American Girl Author Valerie Tripp, Kid’s Rock Band Milkshake, and special sales and discounts at Georgetown’s unique shops and restaurants

The 2nd Annual Merriment in Georgetown (, Washington D.C.’s most anticipated holiday shopping and family event, will usher in the holiday season for residents and visitors alike with special sales and events, seasonal festivities, live entertainment, children’s activities, and culinary treats. Set within the heart of historic Georgetown at the fabled intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, this annual holiday celebration will showcase the neighborhood’s fashionable boutiques, specialty stores and popular restaurants.

Evoking the true spirit of the season, the Georgetown community will come alive with Santa’s arrival on a horse-drawn carriage, traditional and modern holiday performances by community choral groups and a special appearance by popular kids’ rock band, Milkshake. Throughout the afternoon, guests will enjoy traditional holiday beverages, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, among other yuletide activities.

Merriment in Georgetown will welcome children’s author, Valerie Tripp, who will be reading and signing books from her popular series for American Girl.  Young girls and tweens are invited to meet the author and to bring their favorite doll to a special girls’ activity area, which will include jewelry making and cupcake decorating with Georgetown Cupcake. Attendees will also have a chance to enter a raffle to win one of five American Girl dolls with all proceeds benefiting the Prevention of Blindness Society.

Merriment in Georgetown culminates with a candlelight community caroling followed by the 4th Annual Tree Lighting at Washington Harbour and the Annual Boat Parade of Lights. This event is being underwritten by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) and Georgetown Business Association (GBA). 

Washington, D.C. residents, those living nearby in Maryland and Virginia, and business and leisure travelers from far and wide are all invited to visit Georgetown. This hip and historic Washington, D.C. neighborhood features world-class hotels and restaurants, art galleries, gourmet shops, fashionable boutiques, high-end home furnishings stores, luxurious spas and salons, and popular nightspots.

For more information about Merriment in Georgetown, visit
This event is sponsored by the Georgetown BID, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and overall appeal of Georgetown.

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