Winter's Eve 2018


Get into the holiday spirit at Glen Echo Park's annual Winter's Eve

celebration! It's FREE, open to the public, and visitors of all ages will enjoy:


* Holiday Crafts

* Hot Chocolate Bar

Open Artist Studios

And more!


The holiday craft rooms are located in the Arcade Building where parents and children of all ages will enjoy a variety of fun crafts.


Also in the Arcade Building - and just for this special night - the Partnership will transform one of our classrooms into a hot chocolate bar offering free hot chocolate. 


Holiday Art Show & Sale will be open in the Popcorn Gallery and Stone Tower Gallery with special extended hours from 11am to 8pm* on Saturday, December 8. This will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to shop for holiday gifts. The show features a wide range of artwork, from one-of-a-kind silver jewelry made by our resident silver artist, to beautiful photographs, to striking fused glass creations.


Visit Glen Echo Glassworks for DIY Blown Glass Ornament Making - 3pm to 7pm, $35 per ornament, sign up at the Studio.   Photoworks offers Holiday Portrait Sessions at 5pm and 6pm, with a $25 donation to Photoworks.  Join Washington Conservatory of Music for a Sing and Strum A-Long with folk guitarist Mike Kligerman and friends, and see pop-up performances by Suzuki Violin students.

Download the Activities Schedule>>


To volunteer at Winter's Eve, click here for information and to sign up. SSL hours are given for student volunteers!


After Winter's Eve:

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music by Gina DeSimone and the Moaners in the historic Spanish Ballroom. A beginner dance lesson runs from 8 - 9 pm and is included in the cost of admission, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed. More information here>>