Looking for ways to celebrate Christmas in Washington DC this year? This post covers Christmas Washington DC 2022 including where to go for Christmas dinner in Washington DC, where to get turkey to go as well as features for brunch, lunch and takeout by local restaurants and businesses.
Christmas Eve this year is Saturday, December 24, 2022. Christmas Day is Sunday, December 25, 2022.
Christmas celebrations can take on different forms from traditional, fusion to modern. Please use this list as an inspiration for ideas on how to put together your own Christmas celebration.
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This list is not exhaustive and is updated as information becomes available. I try to feature as much as I can but certainly this is not all that is out there. If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, contact them to see what they are offering.
Christmas in Washington DC 2022: Dinner, Turkey To Go, Brunch, Restaurants
Estuary at the Conrad DC
Estuary at the Conrad DC is offering a Christmas Day 2-course menu on December 25 from 3 pm – 9:30 pm. Priced at $90 per person. Including a snack board for the table and a dessert buffet. Elevate your experience with Caviar service or a Seafood Tower.
They are also offering a Feast of the Fishes menu from December 22-24. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is part of the Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration, although it is not called that in Italy and is not a “feast” in the sense of “holiday,” but rather a grand meal. Christmas Eve is a vigil or fasting day, and the abundance of seafood reflects the observance of abstinence from meat until the feast of Christmas Day itself. Priced at $100 per person.
Farmers Fishers Bakers
Farmers Fishers Bakers is offering a Christmas Day all-day buffet on December 25. Priced at $43.99 per person. An a la carte menu will not be available.
Tiger Fork is offering Christmas Day items to go. Priced at $85 per person.
The Tryst Trading Company
The Tryst Trading Company is excited to offer Christmas Dinner to-go, with pickup options from multiple locations.
Their culinary team has crafted a traditional takeaway Christmas menu with classic holiday dishes, indulgent pies, and tempting beverages. Select the perfect combo for yourself, your family, or someone who deserves a good home cooked Christmas meal!
The deadline to order Christmas Dinner is December 20th at midnight for pick up on December 23rd through December 24th between 12pm and 4pm from The Coupe, The Diner, and Open City. Reheat instructions will be provided.
IMPERFECTO by Enrique Limardo
IMPERFECTO by Enrique Limardo is offering a prix-fixe menu on December 24. Priced at $220 per person.
Ahso Restaurant (Brambleton, VA) is offering a Christmas Eve 3-course dinner on December 24 from 3 pm – 7:30 pm. Choose an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Classy Christmas cocktails available.
Village Square Restaurant
Village Square Restaurant (Winchester, VA) is open on Christmas Eve and offering their dinner menu all day. Enjoy the welcoming, cozy décor for the holidays while you let the stress of the holidays melt away.
Modena is offering a Christmas Eve 3-course menu. Priced at $80 per person. They are also offering Feast of the Seven Fishes on December 24 priced at $135 per person.
Village Square Restaurant
Village Square Restaurant is offering a Christmas Eve dinner on December 24.
Enjoy the welcoming, cozy décor for the holidays while you let the stress of the holidays melt away.\
Founding Farmers – DC and Founding Farmers – Montgomery County are offering a Christmas Day Breakfast and Lunch/Dinner a la carte menu on December 25 from 9 am – 12 noon and 11 am – 8 pm, respectively.
Farmers & Distillers
Farmers & Distillers is offering a Christmas Day all-day buffet on December 25. Priced at $43.99 per person. An a la carte menu will not be available.
Alexandria Restaurant Partners
This year, families are invited to celebrate the holidays with Alexandria Restaurant Partners’ much anticipated Breakfast with Santa!
Breakfast with Santa will be hosted Saturdays and Sundays in December from 8 am-10 am, (Saturday, 12/3; Sunday, 12/4; Saturday 12/10; Sunday 12/11; Saturday, 12/17; Sunday, 12/18) as well as Thursday, 12/22, Friday, 12/23, and Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th at the locations below:
- Ada’s on the River ($65 adults/$41 children++)
Address: 3 Pioneer Mill Way, Alexandria, VA
- Mia’s Italian Kitchen ($57 adults/$34 children++)
Address: 100 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
- Theismann’s Restaurant ($53 adults/$29.50 children++)
Address: 1800 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
Families can enjoy a festive breakfast menu, mimosas (for adults), takeaway treats for the kids, and a family photo with Santa Claus! Option for bottomless mimosas will also be available for an additional $15 (adults only).
Rare Steakhouse – Washington DC
Rare Steakhouse – Washington DC is offering a Christmas Eve meal. Priced at $50 per person. Full a la carte menu will be available along with several unique features from their chef.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
CUT by Wolfgang Puck is offering a Christmas Eve 3-course prix-fixe menu. Priced at $185 per person and $65 per child (10 and under).
They are also offering a Christmas Day 3-course prix-fixe menu. Priced at $185 per person and $65 per child (10 and under).
Santé (Arlington VA) is offering a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feast. Priced at $95 per person. Inspired by the rich flavors of the Mediterranean, gusts are invited to enjoy a special prix fixe dinner to savor throughout the afternoon and evening, or enjoy offerings from our a la carte menu.
They are also offering a holiday tea to relax, unwind and celebrate the season. Enjoy homemade scones, tea sandwiches, and pastry delights served with a selection of loose-leaf teas. For the youngest tea-goers, enjoy child-friendly, bit-sized treats with their choice of tea or hot chocolate and a personally selected teddy bear to take home. $65 per adult, $40 per child 12 & under. Seatings from 12 pm – 3 pm only from December 1-4 and December 8- January 1, excluding December 24, 25 and 31.
Teddy & The Bully Bar
Teddy & The Bully Bar is offering a holiday at home package that includes: Pickled Beet Salad, Leaping Waters Farms Turkey, Cider Plank Wild Salmon, Traditional Challah Stuffing, Whipped Potatoes, Creamed Spinach, Roasted Carrots and Celeriac, Charred Broccoli, and Pumpkin Cheesecake. You can also add to your order Colorado Lamb Chops and/or Glazed Ham and/or Mac & Cheese.
Cut off date for orders is December 22nd. Pickup date is December 25th only. Priced at $65 per person.
The Tasting Room
The Tasting Room (Frederick, MD) is offering a open on December 24 from 1 pm – 9 pm and offering their regular menu.
Gerrard Street Kitchen
Gerrard Street Kitchen is offering a Christmas Eve prix-fixe menu. Featuring Chef Ali’s favorites dishes of the season. Priced at $84 per person and kids 5-12 year eat free plus tax and gratuity.
Village Square Restaurant
Village Square Restaurant (Winchester VA) is offering their regular menu on December 24.
Enjoy the welcoming, cozy décor for the holidays while you let the stress of the holidays melt away.
Emmy Squared Pizza
Emmy Squared Pizza has unveiled the new Party Packs, while also offering an extensive catering menu designed to make this holiday season a stress-free, utterly-delicious affair, whether that be at home, office or on location. Indulge in holiday festivities with friends, family, and co-workers and dine on Emmy Squared’s award-winning delightful menu items perfect for different size groups:
- Ideal for Intimate Groups – Party Pack Option 1 – serves 8 to 10 people, includes 1 appetizer, 1 salad, and 5 pizzas. $150 ($170 in New York)
- Great for Mid-sized Gatherings – Party Pack Option 2 – serves 18 to 20 people, includes 2 appetizers, 2 salads, 8 pizzas, and 1 sandwich. $275 ($300 in New York)
- Perfect for Larger Celebrations – Catering – serves 20 to 24 people, your choice of super-sized appetizers and salads, sandwiches, and pizzas.
Known for their signature square-shaped Detroit-style pizza with fluffy dough, a perfectly crisp bottom, cheesy “frico” crust, artisanal and deliciously unique toppings, and iconic sauce stripes, Emmy Squared invites guests to experience their mouthwatering menu this holiday season. The neighborhood restaurant with cult following is focused on offering locally sourced ingredients served in a personal and familial setting that feels like home.
Bresca is offering a Christmas Eve 6-course menu. Priced at $195 per person.
2941 Restaurant is offering a Christmas Eve 3-course menu from 4 pm – 9 pm. Priced at $125 per person.
They are also offering holiday packages to go. Available December 20 – 31. Each meal includes a choice of protein for two, soups, salads, sides and desserts.
Jônt is offering a Christmas Eve feast. Priced at $495 per person.
Station 4 is offering a Christmas Day brunch from 10 am – 3 pm. Priced at $45 per person. A festive Bottomless Brunch featuring Chef’s seasonal special.
The Melting Pot
Hard Rock Cafe – Washington, DC
Hard Rock Cafe – Washington, DC is offering a holiday 2 to 3-course menu during the month of December. Priced at $33.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.\
Pisco y Nazca
Alleviate some stress this holiday season by letting Pisco y Nazca DC take care of the cooking! The Peruvian restaurant is offering a takeout holiday special, featuring the restaurant’s most popular dishes: Ceviche Tradicional, Cause de Pollo, Chaufa Mariscos, and Alfajores. Please note that this is not available on third-party delivery services. Takeout Menu is $55 and serves two people per order.
Daily Grill – DC
Daily Grill – DC is offering a holiday feast for 2 or 6 available for pickup or delivery.
The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
The St Regis DC – Afternoon tea is offering a festive afternoon tea. Priced at $99 per person. Enjoy the finest selection of teas from Dammann Frères, exquisite tea sandwiches, festive holiday desserts and pastries, and optional Champagne pairings. To commemorate the experience, guests will receive an official 2022 White House Christmas Ornament to take home.
Alhambra is offering a Christmas Eve and Day 3-course dinner. Priced at $125 per person. Featuring indulgent dishes such as braised lamb shank, feast of seven fish, duck breast with cranberry port reduction, mushroom risotto and an array of seasonal desserts.
They also offer a Christmas Day brunch. Priced at $145 per person. Enjoy live music and an extravagant buffet brunch, featuring a roasted prime rib and garlic infused leg of lamb carving stations, an extravagant seafood luge, omelet and brunch stations, an assortment of breakfast pastries and holiday sweets, and optional unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef & Seafood – Ashburn
Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef & Seafood – Ashburn is offering a Christmas Eve and Day menu.
Enjoy seasonal specials like the Pan-Seared Double-Bone Elk Chop, Lamb Chops or Surf & Turf, perfectly paired with one of our Sommelier Holiday Wine Features.
Opaline Bar and Brasserie
Opaline Bar and Brasserie is offering a Christmas Eve and Day dinner from 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Priced at $95 per person.
Every Saturday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, enjoy their holiday afternooon tea. Sweet treats included are cranberry scone, pear frangipane tart, assorted French macarons, and pumpkin spice crème brûlée. Savory additions include herb whipped cream cheese, cucumber, and radish with brioche bread; corn cake with smoked salmon, lemon crème fraiche and pickled red onion. Rounding out the menu is a black truffle egg salad with watercress and country wheat bread. A selection of Metz fine teas, cocktails and other beverages adds to this magnifiuque experience. Hot chocolate service will also be available. Price: $65 per person | $32.50 per children under 12 years
The Bistro and Conservatory at Goodstone
The Bistro and Conservatory at Goodstone (Middleburg VA) is offering a Christmas Eve 5-course dinner menu. Priced at $188 per person, plus tax and gratuity. A wine-pairing menu is available for $128 per person.
They also offer a Christmas Day 5-course dinner menu. Priced at $188 per person, plus tax and gratuity. A wine-pairing menu is available for $128 per person.
Create new traditions at home with fully prepared Cracker Barrel Holiday Heat n’ Serve Meals and Homestyle Holiday Pies available in a variety of flavors.
For more information about Cracker Barrel Christmas offerings, visit crackerbarrel.com or check your local store for availability.
Holiday Ham Heat n’ Serve Feast: Serves 8-10 people and goes from your oven to table in two hours. Includes a whole Sugar Cured Ham, Cornbread Dressing, Roasted Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Macaroni n’ Cheese, choice of two Country Sides, Sweet Yeast Rolls, Apple Streusel Pie and Pecan Pie. Serve within 72 hours after pickup. Pre-order and receive a FREE $10 bonus card when you schedule your pickup for 12/22 or 12/23.*
Holiday Ham Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner: Serves 4-6 and goes from your oven to table in two hours. Includes a whole Sugar Cured Ham, Cornbread Dressing, Roasted Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Macaroni n’ Cheese, choice of Country Side and Sweet Yeast Rolls. Use within 72 hours after pickup. Pre-order and receive a FREE $5 bonus card when you schedule your pickup for 12/22 or 12/23.*
Prime Rib Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner: Serves 4-6 people and goes from your oven to table in three hours. Prime Rib plus au jus and horseradish, Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Gravy, choice of two Country Sides and Sweet Yeast Rolls. Serve within 72 hours after pickup. Pre-order and receive a FREE $5 bonus card when you schedule your pickup for 12/22 or 12/23.***
Their holiday pie offerings include Apple Streusel Pie; Pecan Pie; Cinnamon Roll Pie and more.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. ‘Tis the season to celebrate at Ruth’s with sizzling steak, delectable desserts and warm hospitality. Treat yourself to your steak house favorites or indulge in the prix fixe Ruth’s Classics menu. Check your local restaurant to confirm hours and offerings.
Gathering at home? Elevate your holiday celebration with our seasonal takeout options, including signature sides and a festive family-sized feast. Available 12/5 – 12/23 from 4pm – 6pm daily. 48 hour advanced notice required for all orders.
For a limited time, receive a $40 Digital Bonus Card when you purchase $200 in gift cards available through 12/31/22 on digital or physical card purchases. All $200 must be purchased in a single transaction to qualify for the Digital Bonus Card. Digital Bonus Cards will be valid for redemption 1/1/2023 – 3/31/2023.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Maggiano’s Little Italy is offering a 3-course Holiday Family Style Menu.
They also offer a holiday carryout bundle which feeds 4-6 people and available for pick-up Thursday, 12/15 through Saturday, 12/24. Now taking call-in pre-orders. Online pre-orders start on Friday, 12/9. Orders must be placed 24 hours prior to pick-up.
Caesar Salad | Mom’s Lasagna | Fettucine Alfredo | Chicken Piccata | Chocolate Layered Cake | Gigi’s Butter Cake | Lemon Cookies | Fresh Baked Ciabatta Bread
Bob Evans is offering the following Holiday Farmhouse Feasts which are packed cold and ready to heat, serve & enjoy.
Premium Farmhouse Feast, serves up to 10.
Slow-roasted turkey, hickory-smoked ham, bread & celery dressing, corn, our famous mashed potatoes with gravy, freshly baked rolls, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, macaroni & cheese, pumpkin bread*, pumpkin pie*, double-crust apple pie (*limited time only & while supplies last).
Turkey Farmhouse Feast
Slow-roasted turkey, bread & celery dressing, corn, our famous mashed potatoes with gravy, freshly baked rolls, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, pumpkin bread (Serves 8 only)*, pumpkin pie* (*limited time only & while supplies last).
Ham Farmhouse Feast
Hickory-smoked ham, bread & celery dressing, corn, our famous mashed potatoes with gravy, freshly baked rolls, green beans with ham, pumpkin bread (Serves 8 only)*, pumpkin pie* (*limited time only & while supplies last).
Slow-Roasted Pot Roast Farmhouse Feast, serves up to 10.
Slow-roasted pot roast, caramelized onions and carrots packed cold and ready to heat, serve & enjoy! Served with bread & celery dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, green beans with ham, macaroni & cheese, a loaf of pumpkin bread*, freshly baked dinner rolls, pumpkin pie* and double-crust apple pie.(*limited time only & while supplies last).
Pie options include Whole Pecan Pie; Whole Triple Berry Pie; Reese’s® Peanut Butter Pie; Whole Double Crust Apple Pie and more.
The Honey Baked Company
The Honey Baked Company offers a variety of holiday meals including:
- Honey Baked Ham & Turkey Feast
- Boneless Ham & Turkey Feast
- Quarter Ham Meal
- Turkey Dinner Sides
- Boneless Ham & Turkey Duo
- Six Sides Sampler
The 9 lb Honey Baked Ham & Turkey Feast includes a Bone-in Half Ham and Turkey Breast – both topped with our signature sweet & crunchy glaze. Meal also includes your choice of four of frozen Heat & Serve Side Dishes. Serves 12-16.
Boston Market is offering Heat & Serve holiday meals that are fully cooked, complete meals so they’re ready when you are. Just pick up at restaurant, take home, heat up and serve. There are also a la carte options.
Some of the options include:
Complete Spiral-Sliced Ham for 12 Meal: (1) Whole Roasted Turkey; (1) Spinach Artichoke Dip & Crackers; (2) Mashed Potatoes; (2) Vegetable Stuffing; (1) Cranberry Walnut Relish; (2) Gravy; (1) Apple Pie; (1) Pumpkin Pie; (12) Dinner Rolls
Complete Combo Half Boneless Honey-Glazed Ham & Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast Meal: (1) Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast; (1) Half Boneless Honey-Glazed Ham; (1) Spinach Artichoke Dip & Crackers; (2) Mashed Potates; (2) Vegetable Stuffing; (1) Cranberry Walnut Relish; (2) Gravy; (12) Dinner Rolls; (1) Apple Pie; (1) Pumpkin Pie
Complete Whole Roasted Turkey for 12 People: (1) Whole Roasted Turkey; (1) Spinach Artichoke Dip & Crackers; (2) Mashed Potatoes; (2) Vegetable Stuffing; (1) Cranberry Walnut Relish; (2) Gravy; (1) Apple Pie; (1) Pumpkin Pie; (12) Dinner Rolls
They also offer holiday catering options including hot, ready-to-serve holiday individually plated meals and buffets.
Opaline Bar and Brasserie
Opaline Bar and Brasserie is offering a Christmas Eve and Day features from 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Chef Matt Baker at Home
Chef Matt Baker at Home is offering holiday packages to go. Some options include:
Immigrant Food at The White House
Immigrant Food at The White House is offering a holiday brunch on December 24.
Celebrate with classic dishes like their famous Shakshuka & Arepas, or choose one of their holiday-inspired dishes.
Christmas Things to Do Around Washington DC
Winter City Lights
Winter City Lights, the new holiday lights festival in Olney, Maryland is an immersive holiday lights experience where guests can explore 200,000 square feet of displays covering 18 beautifully decorated acres.
Upon entering, guests are “wowed” by a 52-foot programmable Christmas tree featuring a 32,000 square-foot diameter canopy of lights and light show that embrace you in warmth and lights.
Highlights include a magical 1.5-mile-long trail through the woods featuring holiday displays and awe-inspiring holiday lights; guaranteed snow and a musical light show every 30 minutes; the Penguin Plunge, an eight-lane, 15 ft-high snow tubing slide; concessions, lumberjack axe throwing; and 14 bonfire areas for getting cozy and enjoying s’mores by the fire.
Winter City Lights, 4501 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, MD, is open select weekdays and every weekend through Dec. 31. Visit www.wintercitylights.com for tickets and additional information.
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