Tree Lighting & Happy Holiday Hours

On Friday the 1st we will be decking the halls, and by halls we mean the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza for the 7th Annual Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza! Merry makers will enjoy complimentary cocoa, candy canes, and carols. We might even be lucky enough to get a visit from Santa Claus! 

This year we are also partnering up with businesses across our five neighborhoods (Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Parkview, Pleasant Plains, and Petworth) to make sure the holiday fun does not end after the tree lighting. Following the event, local restaurants and businesses will host events full of food, drinks and lots of holiday fun at their Happy Holiday Hours!  Stop by participating businesses to keep the holiday fun going all night. List of businesses hosting a Happy Holiday Hour coming soon. If you would like to sign up to be a host, please click here.

Get Involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved with the Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza! Whether you want to be a volunteer, sponsor, or Neighborhood Happy Holiday Hour Host, we want to hear from you! 

Email [email protected] for more information or if you have any questions.

Happy Holiday Hour Hosts

We will be updating this list as more hosts come in.

El Tío Tex Mex & Grill

  • House Margaritas on the rocks ONLY $6.00
  • All draft beer $4.00
  • Quesadilla grill chicken or steak $6.95
  • Nachos grill chicken or steak $6.95

Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats

  • $1.00 off hot chocolate


  • Holiday Cocktail & Cookies


  • All night happy hour at the bar

Pear Plum Café

  • Extend normal happy hour
  • Custom special holiday cocktail

Each Peach Market

  • Free hot drink
  • Promotion on holiday gifts/cookies etc,.

The Heights Taproom

  • Offering happy hour price until 10pm

The Good Silver

  • Warm cider drinks for $5.00
  • Egg nog for $4.00
  • Until 10 pm

Petworth Arts Collaborative

  • Happy Holiday Hour/First Fridays in Petworth Celebrating Petworth Arts Collaborative's 1st birthday.
    • Starting at Petworth Citizen (829 Upshur St NW) at 6pm with group photos in front of the Petworth Mural.
  •  Music/dance party until 9pm along 800 block of Upshur St NW.

The Coupe

  • Extended happy hour until 9pm

The Wonderland Ballroom

  • Extended happy hour until 8pm
  •  Two dollars off all drafts, wine and rail drinks
  • Serving hot cider
  • Entire bar will be decked out in all its holiday glory
  • Staff will be dressed in full wintery splendor

Lou's City Bar

  • Spiked Cider Special

Bar Roubaix

  • Specials on beer & food

Purple Patch

  • Happy hour all night including food and drink specials!
  • $5 draft beers & $5 House Red & White Wine
  • $5 Chicken Adobo Sliders
  • $5 Lumpia, 
  • $0.75 Wings

Beau Thai

  • Mulled cider cocktail “Mulling It Over” at half-price all night
  • Nonalcoholic mulled cider at half price all night
  • Specials at the bar


  • All desserts half-price
  • Beer & Wine $4.00
  • Sides half-price