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Top 5 January Events in DC

5 Can’t-Miss January Events in DC

The month of January seems to slow down here in DC. The holidays have passed, the colder temperatures have settled in, and everyone seems to relax a bit more than usual. That being said, there is still plenty to do…it’s DC after all! These January events will be the perfect way to get you out of the house and enjoying yourself, even if it is way too cold out there. There are several family-friendly events going on this month, so grab your loved ones and be sure to check them out.

Light Yards

The holidays have come and gone, but we still can’t get enough of all of the beautiful lights decorating the District. Light Yards is an interactive art installation located in The Yards DC. Artist Jen Lewin and the OGE group came together to create ‘Angels of Freedom’ for the Navy Yard neighborhood, and it is a work of art. The installation allows visitors to pose with five different neon-colored wings and white halos, a fun and social way to remind ourselves and each other that we all count and deserve love. Check it out this weekend before the installation is taken down!

When: January 3rd & 4th, 2019 | 6 – 10 PM
Where: The Yards DC
Cost: Free

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Yoga at the National Building Museum

Enjoy asana and architecture at the National Building Museum. Beth A Wolfe, a DC yoga instructor, will be leading an all-levels flow class in the Great Hall of the National Building Museum. After you get your flow on, your ticket grants you access to tour the various exhibits throughout the museum. Additionally, a 40-minute guided tour is available to attendees, for those that would like to join. History and yoga, what better way to start a cold Sunday morning?

When: January 13th, 2019 | 10 – 11 AM
Where: National Building Museum
Cost: $20

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DC Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is one of our favorite weeks here in DC. It is the best way to try out all of the delicious restaurants in the area without breaking the bank. During restaurant week, you can enjoy three-course menus for brunch ($22), lunch ($22), and dinner ($35) at all participating restaurants. Countless restaurants are a part of this week-long event, making January 14th – 20th foodie heaven in the District.

When: January 14th – 20th, 2019
Where: Locations Vary Throughout DC
Cost: Prices Vary by Restaurant

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Winter Blast: A Family Weekend of Native Games

For the perfect family-friendly January event in DC, head to Winter Blast at the American Indian Museum. The event includes demonstrations from athletes from the World Eskimo Indian Olympics, Hawaiian game demonstrations from native Hawaiians, traditional hand games, and much more. The Winter Blast is an interesting and exciting way to learn more about different cultures and their ways of having fun.

When: January 24th & 25th, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 5 PM
Where: American Indian Museum
Cost: Free

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Winter Igloos at The Watergate

The Next Whiskey Bar, located at the Watergate Hotel, has created the most Insta-worthy winter themed bar here in DC. There are five “Winter Igloos” on the outdoor patio of Next Whisky Bar, where guests can sip on cocktails and grab a bite to eat in a cozy (and heated) igloo. Depending on the time and day, there can be a $100 – $250 rental fee, but this is waived during certain time slots. Up to eight guests can be accommodated in each, so grab a few friends and cozy up in these adorable, custom designed igloos.

When: Now through February 28th, 2019 | Times Vary
Where: The Watergate Hotel
Cost: Rental Fees between $100 – $200 | Food and Beverage Minimum $50 – $75

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About The Author

Emily Fay

A Maryland native turned Charleston, South Carolina resident, Emily is all over the map. Emily’s marketing experience combined with her passion for travel and culture brings a unique dynamic to Apartminty. She utilizes her day-to-day experiences and knowledge on the multifamily industry to create insightful content that any type of renter can take advantage of. In her free time, you will find Emily in a hot-yoga class, relaxing on the beach, or enjoying the never-ending selection of delicious restaurants in Charleston.

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