What to Expect for the Weekend in the Capitol Hill Area

by Sean Meehan December 11, 2015 at 3:55 pm 0

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Holiday decorations may be the only thing to remind us that it is, in fact, December this weekend, with temperatures expected to feel more like Spring. Winter weather lovers may lament another warm weekend, but the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang predicting a perfect weekend for outdoor activities and a possibility of some record-setting high temperatures.

Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of this Spring-in-December weekend:


Used Book Sale
Southeast Library (403 7th St. SE)
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Friends of the Southeast Library will hold their monthly used book sale at the library on Saturday. Most books will cost about $1.

Meet the Mormons On The Hill
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Capitol Hill (522 7th St. SE)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mormons on the Hill are looking forward to welcoming you to their new home at 522 7th Street SE. Join the congregation on Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for some holiday cheer and a chance to see the new meeting house, conveniently located one block south of the Eastern Market Metro station. There will be tours of the building (including a scavenger hunt for children), holiday crafts, apple cider, holiday treats,and caroling.

EdFEST 2015
D.C. Armory (2001 East Capitol St. SE)
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Parents will have a chance to learn about more than 200 schools in the District tomorrow at a free education fair at the D.C. Armory, hosted by My School DC.

Your Art Here: Winter Arts Festival and Holiday Sale
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St. SE)
Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Singing, dancing, theater and more! Join us for a day of performances with CHAW’s adult students and Youth Arts Program students performing all day. The ceramics studio will be present at the event selling artwork at the event as well.

Santa on Barracks Row
Barracks Row (8th and G streets SE)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Santa will arrive on Barracks Row in a big red firetruck before listening to kids’ wish lists. Toy train, cider & hot chocolate by Bayou Bakery, elves, caroling, candy canes- it’s your chance to take photos of your family just in time for holiday cards. Pets of all persuasions are invited, too! This is a Toys for Tots event so bring along a new, unwrapped toy for those in need.

Santarchy DC
National Mall
Time: 1-11 p.m.

Santarchy is a FREE holiday celebration. Dress as a Santa, a reindeer, a menorah, a gingerbread woman, or any festive holiday costume of your choice and join us for a flash mob-style romp through town. Imagine hundreds of Santas spreading merriment through D.C. and giving gifts to unsuspecting tourists. That’s what Santarchy looks like!


“Autism in Love” Film Screening
Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

Together with Indie Lens Pop-Up and Howard University Television (WHUT), Hill Center proudly presents “Autism in Love” by Matt Fuller. Four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way.


  • Orange, Blue and Silver line trains will run on a normal weekend schedule until 8 p.m. Saturday to accommodate crowds expected at Arlington National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America
  • After 8 p.m. Saturday, Orange, Blue and Silver line trains will run every 18 minutes
  • Red Line trains will run every 18 minutes on Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday


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