Goodbye Wunder Garten, hello WINTERFEST

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Marking its third year, Wunder Garten hosts WINTERFEST holiday pop-up festival starting tomorrow through Sunday, Dec. 22. This year’s activation promises to be the biggest and best one yet.

Boasting a temperature-controlled Bier Garten, WINTERFEST is a hoppy, holiday wonderland from top to bottom. Over the top décor fills all 13,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space including an immersive art experience designed by Diod Design.

In addition to serving spiked cider and hot chocolates, seasonal beers from local breweries, and other libations, guests have the opportunity to dine in the new pop-up restaurant, Little Stable’ presented by Stable, where attendees will enjoy Chef David Fritsche’s authentic Swiss cuisine.

This year’s WINTERFEST also includes a Christmas Tree Lot offering a variety of fresh trees sourced regionally and responsibly by Wunder Garten’s landscapers Sherman Gardens where proceeds benefit Pathways to Housing DC, and a holiday market curated by DC Makers that includes an array of unique and artisan goods.

Scheduled special events at WINTERFEST include appearances from Santa on Saturdays from 2 to 8 p.m., Trivia Night every Monday and Wednesday, Classic Christmas Movie Night on select Tuesdays. Weekends festivities feature live performances on Saturdays by Chasing Autumn, The Jared Stout Band and DJ parties including the Ugly Sweater Party and Night of a 1000 Santas, will kick the party up a notch every Friday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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