Fall Guide to Washington, DC

Updated November 1st, 2021

November 2021: 10 FUN THINGS TO DO in D.C.

Updated November 1st, 2021

1. FREERIDE FOR LOCALS! November 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021 Get some of the tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass! Offers are available to District of Columbia residents, and residents nearby (within a 50-mile radius). Come explore and find out something new about your city! Go to Hometown Pass for more information. https://www.trolleytours.com/washington-dc/hometown-pass 2. Hokusai: The Painting Exhibit! NOVEMBER 1, 2021 - JANUARY 9, 2022 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Known for his iconic Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai composed thousands of pieces. The Freer Gallery presents a wide range of Hokusai’s works in honor of the centennial of its namesake’s death. Experience Hokusai’s mastery in all sorts of paintings, drawings, and see his representation of everyday Japanese life in manga. 3. Get Musical in Baltimore! Hop on a train and see a fantastic musical in Baltimore this November with just an hour away from Washington DC. On Nov 6-7, there will be an Off-Broadway musical Waitress to be hosted by Hippodrome! Also, another Off-broadway classic in tootsie at this very same venue that will start on Nov 30. Lastly, the Modell Performing Arts center will have a more family-friendly show “”Elf on the Shelf” on Nov 13. 4. Black Friday Shopping Deals! It’s time to indulge yourself in retail therapy! Join the busiest shopping day of the year! Visit Georgetown and Downtown DC which are popular shopping neighborhoods! Don’t forget to support local businesses the following day on Small Business Saturday! 5. It’s Thanksgiving! During holidays, Washington DC is usually much less crowded so it’s the perfect time for some sightseeing! Not in the mood to cook? Watch out for Special Thanksgiving Restaurant turkey menus. Then burn those calories at the Turkey trot! You can also brighten someone else’s day when you volunteer to do something good during Thanksgiving! 6. Dining in the dark Daily, Nov 12, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021. From: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Give yourself a real experience of dining in the dark with a 5-course mystery meal served by waitstaff in night vision goggles because the room is THAT DARK. When your eyes are wide open and you can't see a thing, your other senses will kick in to help you determine your surroundings. Seats are limited -- reserve yours today! 1730 M St NW\r\n#100 Washington, DC 20036 United States 7. NOVEMBER 11, 2021 VETERANS DAY 8. THE PARADE OF HEROES NOVEMBER 11, 2021 - NOVEMBER 14, 2021 Celebrate Veterans Day weekend in Washington DC, a processional led by our Veterans, marching band and JROTC cadets begins at the Lincoln Memorial and ends at the World War II Memorial. An official wreath laying ceremony and concert takes place at each memorial to pay tribute to our veterans by remembering their service and sacrifice. 9. 28TH NORTHERN VIRGINIA CHRISTMAS MARKET NOVEMBER 12, 2021 - NOVEMBER 14, 2021 At Dulles Expo center, Northern Virginia opens the holiday season celebration by featuring 150 fine artisans from more than 20 states that offers a diverse selection of thousands of one-of-a-kind Christmas collectibles, fiber arts, vintage re-creations, stained glass, wood, photography, fine arts, pottery, and jewelry. Specialty food vendors will also offer tasty homemade goodies in a gift-packaged gourmet fare that are ideal for gift baskets. Also, during this event, a major food drive benefiting the capital area food bank will be held. 10. Enchanted Christmas! NOVEMBER 26, 2021 - DECEMBER 31, 2021 Have an enchanted Christmas as the biggest light maze in the world with ice skating trails goes to DC for the first time at Nationals Park. And experience a large Holiday market with international and local brands!