DC’s Holiday Funfest Extravaganza returns to Wunder Garten

 December 6 - 22, 2019

Washington, D.C.—November 8, 2019 - Wunder Garten (1101 First St. NE) will host its third annual WINTERFEST holiday pop up festival from December 6, 2019, through December 22, 2019. This year’s activation is set to be the biggest and best one yet.  Find everything from Christmas trees, holiday gifts, seasonal beers and warm cocktails to holiday actions and the city’s most festive atmosphere at WINTERFEST.


WINTERFEST boasts the city’s most festive and lively atmosphere and is a one-stop-shop for holiday cheer.  The temperature-controlled Bier Garten will be transformed into a Hoppy, Holiday Wonderland from top to bottom. Heavy décor will fill all 13,000 square feet of the indoor/outdoor space to build a holiday junkie’s dreamland. The main pavilion will be where guests sip and mingle with warm cocktails such as spiked ciders and hot chocolates, seasonal beers from local breweries and other libations.  Across the way and through the ‘Polar Tunnel’, an immersive art experience designed by Diod Design. Then, you can dine and drink in the new pop-up restaurant, ‘GLOW,’ which will house over two thousand holiday decorations suspended from above your head.  Pass by the fire pits and heated igloo, find the perfect freshly cut Christmas tree a variety of fresh species, sourced regionally and responsibly by Wunder Garten gardener Ben Sherman.  On weekends attendees can upgrade their gift game by shopping an array of unique and artisan goods as DC Makers take over the Wunder Garten cabanas.  


WINTERFEST 2019 will also feature special guests and events including appearances from Santa himself on Saturdays from 2-8 p.m to take pictures with the entire family, furry friends included. Weekly events include District Trivia hosting Trivia Night every Monday and Tuesday. Classic Christmas Movie Nights sure to spark that warm and fuzzy holiday nostalgia will take place on select Tuesdays. Additional weekend 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.-12 a.m.


WINTERFEST kicks off Friday, December 6th at 4 p.m. with the annual Makers Market and a Grand Opening Party laced with music and entertainment. All are invited to kick off this season of WINTERFEST, DC’s Holiday Hub.  Admission to Winterfest is FREE. Wunder Garten is open Monday through Thursday, 4 pm to 10 pm; Friday, 3 pm to 1 am; Saturday, 12 pm to 1 am; and Sunday from 12 pm to 10 pm. For more information, please visit


About Wunder Garten

Inspired by the Bavarian beer gardens made famous in Germany, Wunder Garten opened in 2015 in an unused lot in NoMa, with the goal of providing residents of the neighborhood with a fun place to gather with friends and family for ice-cold beers and sunshine. Now, Wunder Garten is one of DC’s largest beer gardens with over 400 seats, multiple bars, lush greenery, cabanas, fire pits and heaters, and a climate-controlled beer pavilion.



Adra Williams

(202) 286-3442

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Wunder Garten Hours
Monday-Thursday  4pm-12am
Friday  3pm-1am
Saturday  12pm-1am
Sunday  12pm-11pm


Wunder Garten

1101 1st Street NE

Washington DC  20002

Market Hours
Friday  3pm-8pm
Saturday  12pm-8pm
Sunday  12pm-8pm

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