Are You in the Holiday Shops Know?

Are you in the know about the 57th Annual Holiday Shops events? In addition to general shopping,
this year’s Holiday Shops will host a variety of events for Junior League of Washington members and the wider community! The JLW invites YOU, and those you know, to attend one (or many) of the festive events Nov. 5-8, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Funds raised from Holiday Shops support improving the D.C. community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers and the more than two dozen grants awarded annually to local nonprofits.

First up is the 57th annual Holiday Shops Grand Opening on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a fun-filled evening of holiday shopping, door prizes and glitz, with makeup artists from Neiman Marcus on hand to offer tips for a beautiful holiday look. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served throughout the evening. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door.

Friday holds two fabulous events starting with the Holiday Shops Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Sustainers can enjoy two hours of private shopping and a brief program to highlight the continual success and achievements of JLW’s sustaining members while partaking in mimosas, coffee and a light breakfast. This year’s breakfast will also feature door prizes! Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Be sure to purchase your ticket(s) soon as this event tends to sell out in advance. Members may also purchase “Sustainer Host” tickets for $100, which includes one ticket to the breakfast and two shopping tickets.

Friday afternoon Holiday Shops’ newest event will be introduced: the Women’s Leadership Luncheon. Join from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. to celebrate female leadership with a unique opportunity to learn from, and be motivated by, an esteemed panel of guest speakers. The panel will be moderated by NBC4’s Angie Goff and panelists include:

• Cathy Merrill Williams, Washingtonian Magazine
• Bhavana Boggs, Ritz-Carlton
• Kelli Richardson Lawson, JOY Media Collective
• April Young, Hercules Technology Growth Capital

Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door.

Saturday night JLW will host the hottest holiday party of the season, The Junior League of Washington Soirée from 7 to 11 p.m. The black-tie optional event features signature cocktails, carving stations, delicious hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and musical entertainment! Tickets are $100 advance and $125 at the door.

Sunday is fun for all! Be sure to bring the family out for The Junior League of Washington Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s entertainment and crafts will be on hand to keep the little ones entertained while mom and dad have a chance check some Christmas shopping off the list at the Holiday Shops’ merchant booths. Special guests include Santa and Mrs. Clause, both of which will be available for pictures from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Tickets are $25 per family.

Sound too good to be true? Purchase your tickets before it is too late. Tickets for all events can be purchased here.

The Holiday Shops Committee, and Junior League of Washington, thank you for your support.