Winterfest 2017 Launch

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Free Event
Food & Drink for Purchase
Live Music
Holiday Shopping
Included Items: 
live music, food & drink for purchase, art, shopping


NoMa beer garden to host new seasonal celebration featuring 
a makers holiday market and Christmas tree lot

Expanding on the tradition of annual Oktoberfest and Fruhlingsfest celebrations, Wunder Garten (1101 First St. NE) is excited to announce the premiere of Winterfest. Beginning December 1 and continuing through December 17, Wunder Garten, in collaboration with the NoMa BID, will transform into a winter wonderland, festooned with decorations and decked in holiday lights. Winterfest will include a makers market featuring Made In DC vendors, art installations, and a Christmas tree lot with local food vendors, live music, warm cocktails, and more.

Thursdays through Sundays, the holiday market will feature a rotating lineup of local artists and vendors. Wunder Garten will be the place to shop for gifts from area artisans selling artwork, apparel, greeting cards, and more.

The Christmas tree lot at Wunder Garten will sell mostly Frasier Firs, ranging from four to ten feet tall. Holiday helpers will be on hand to bundle and tie trees for easy transport.

Under twinkling lights and LED snowflakes, guests will enjoy live music while munching on fare from one of Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants, Timber PizzaHoly Crêpes food truck, and cult favorite CaliBurger, and sipping hot cocoa and from Peet’s Coffee. Wunder Garten will offer winter beersmulled wine, and spiked hot chocolate. Revelers can gather around the fire pit to savor hot toddies, roast marshmallows for s’mores, and snuggle in blankets.

In addition to holiday provisions, Wunder Garten will be home to a holiday inspired art piece by local artist Hernan Gigena. The interactive installation will be the centerpiece of Winterfest.

Always a dog-friendly establishment, Wunder Garten will offer photo ops with Santa for all the beer garden’s furry friends.

No prior ticket purchase required.


Makers Market hours:

·      Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

·      Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm


Wunder Garten hours:

·      Monday through Thursday: 4pm to 10pm

·      Friday and Saturday: 12:00pm to 12:00am

·      Sunday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm


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About Wunder Garten

Inspired by the Bavarian beer gardens made famous in Germany, Wunder Garten began in 2015 as a pop-up beer garden, taking advantage of the unused lots throughout NoMa, giving residents of the neighborhood a fun place to gather with family and friends for ice cold beers and sunshine. In 2016 Wunder Garten moved to a more permanent location after signing a multi-year lease in the same neighborhood. Now, the beer garden offers year round entertainment with outdoor heaters, a large climate-controlled beer hall, and a fire pit.

About NoMa BID

NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood in Washington, D.C., with 7,000 residents and more than 54,000 workers. Each day, more than 100,000 people are out and about in NoMa’s commercial core. Through a public-private partnership with the D.C. government, the neighborhood will soon have great new parks and public spaces. NoMa is also the District’s most connected neighborhood, with a Walk Score of 94, stellar cycling infrastructure, unparalleled rail options, two Metro stops, and vehicular access to major highways. The NoMa BID organizes dozens of free community events each year and also offers a free, outdoor WiFi network. Learn more at


Expected Vendors

·      8 Myles

·      AnnaTeiko Designs

·      Bailiwick Clothing Company

·      BeeMo' Shoppe

·      Berg Bites

·      BicycleTrash

·      Chups

·      Dara Oji Collections

·      District Perfumery

·      Eco Sevi

·      EWBA

·      Gaylia Wagner Design

·      Good Sense Farm

·      Grey Moggie Press

·      Grip Unlimited

·      Handmade Habitat

·      Harper Macaw

·      Jewelry For Hundred Causes

·      Joe Busch Art

·      Joyful Bath Co.

·      JSquared Candle Co.

·      Kustudic

·      Lil' Fishy

·      Maré Naturals

·      Marin Arts Studio

·      Maritza Silk Design

·      Modern Bar Cart

·      Off on a Tangent

·      PinUp Preserves


·      Ruby Sampson

·      Scarvelous

·      Second Story Cards

·      She Peppers LLC

·      Shobha Ohal

·      Skin Fix Cosmetics

·      Tale of Monsters

·      Teerritory

·      The Cookie Jar DC

·      The Fancy Schmancy Co.

·      The Tin Goat

·      Tin Tin's Pieces

·      TRUE Syrups & Garnishes

·      Urban Jungle

·      WAS PAPER

·      Whim and Vigor

·      WhitePaws RunMitts

·      Winthrop Clothing Co.