Holiday Lights: ‘Experience the District’s Dazzle’


D.C.’s Main Streets and their commercial corridors joined together to bring city shoppers and strollers “a spectacular holiday experience,” as organizers said, and let them “Experience the District’s Dazzle.” Through Jan. 6, take a stroll down each of the participating corridors below to experience a dazzling array of lights and decor. These neighborhoods include Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Dupont and Logan Circle, Woodley Park, Uptown — and, of course, Georgetown.

As of fiscal 2022, there are 28 independent, nonprofit neighborhood Main Street programs in Washington, D.C. DC Main Streets revitalize communities by retaining and recruiting businesses, improving commercial properties and streetscapes, and attracting consumers. Leaders in these neighborhood organizations assist businesses and coordinate sustainable community-driven revitalization efforts in their neighborhoods.

Last week, The Georgetowner reported on the Georgetown Main Street lights and awards. We now include some pictures of the shops and from the Main Streets awards ceremony, held Dec. 15 at Garden District on 14th Street. Visit dcholidaylights.org for details.

Best Window — Logan Circle.

 

Dupont Circle — Best-Restaurant: Floriana.

 

Brianne Dornbush, Executive Director of District Bridges.

Teresa Edmondson, Program Manager, Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street.

Rachel Shank, Executive Director, Georgetown Main Street, and Sonya Bernhardt, Publisher, The Georgetowner.

Edwin Washington, Executive Director of the Parks Main Street, Furard “Chef Tate” Tate, founder of Black Restaurant Week, Beatrice Davis, owner and Creative Director of The Davis Center (dance studio), and Humberto Phillips, Owner, Troka Insurance.

 

Gabriela Mossi, Executive Director of Uptown Main Street, and Kristin Barden, Chair, Uptown Main Street — Winner of BEST OF DC 2021

District Bridges staff (left to right): Michele Molotsky, De’andre Anderson, Madeleine Oddendahl, Cassandra Hetherington, Teresa Edmondson, Alex Krefetz and Brianne Dornbush.

Jacob Gaddis and Donna Evers of Long and Foster Chevy Chase Circle.

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