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  1. Happy Holidays!

    Thanksgiving is next week and that means that the holiday season is about to begin! There are so many festive things to do in Washington, DC during the holiday season we would suggest some options for holiday fun so you can spend more time enjoying loved ones.

    The Smithsonian Holiday Festival

    Join The Smithsonian at the National Museum of American History December 2- 3 for their holiday festival! This event features free live music, exhibits and children’s activities. Don’t forget to bring a little change for the holiday treats and food that will be on sale! For more information, please visit the official National Museum of American History Events website.

    The 13th Annual Downtown DC Holiday Market

     

    The Annual Downtown DC Holiday Market will be celebrating its thirteenth anniversary! Visit the unique shopping village to see more than 150 vendors offering unique holiday gifts including crafts, clothing, accessories and photography. The market opens on November 24th, and runs through Saturday, December 23 from Noon to 8 pm daily.

    The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

     

    On November 30th, celebrate the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. Each year visitors from around the world come to check out the unique decorations, displays and live performances throughout the holiday season. Seasonal displays include a Yule log, a large-scale model train and a Christmas manger. Tickets are only required for the lighting ceremony. If you’re unable to make it, stop by before January 2nd for perfect picture opportunity with family and friends!

     

    The National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony

     

    The National Hanukkah Menorah will be lit on the White House grounds, at the Ellipse on Tuesday, December 12th at 4:00 pm!  Festivities at the lighting ceremony will include musical performances by the US Air Force Band and free dreidel and menorah kits. Did we mention there would be hot latkes and donuts?

     

    Whatever you have planned for the holiday season, we hope it brings you joy and happiness! 

  2. Thanksgiving Weekend in DC!

    We love the spirit in Washington, DC during the holiday season! It’s never too soon to book one of our special offers for your visit to Washington, DC! Not sure how or where to spend your Thanksgiving break? Here are our recommendations to make this season more memorable than the last!

    Thanksgiving at the Michelin Starred Plume

     

    Celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family in Plume on Thursday, November 23rd. Enjoy a three course meal prepared by Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel with choices that include: Seared Foie Gras Medallion with Rosehip Duck Jus, Brunswick Figs, Red Sorrel and a Butter Brioche, Organic Path Valley Farm Turkey with Apple-Chestnut Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Relish, Green Bean Cassoulet and Maple Turkey Gravy and Red Kuri Pumpkin Pie with Speculoos Croustillant, Granny Smith and Vanilla Fudge Marmalade and Winter Spice Chantilly Cream.

    Vegetarians can enjoy a special dish that includes Eggplant Semolina Gnocchi with Toasted Walnut, Pomegranate, Parmesan, Black Garlic and Baked Globe Artichoke with Saffron Root Vegetable, Niçoise Olives, Italian Winter Truffles and a Bibb Lettuce Jus.

    Seating times are 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and cost is $108 per adult and $48 per child (12 and under). Beverages, tax, and gratuity not included.

    To make a reservation, please call 202.448.2300, email plume@jeffersondc.com or book online.

    For Those with A Generous Heart

     

    Before sitting down with family and friends, join SOME at their  16th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger. This event takes place on November 23rd at 8:30 am at Freedom Plaza and brings together nearly 10,000 participants in the spirit of giving to benefit programs for the homeless. You can register as an individual or a team here.

    If Christmas Can’t Come Any Sooner

     

    Officially kick off the festive season on November 25th at 6 pm at CityCenter DC for their 4th annual holiday tree lighting. This event will have many holiday activities vendors including balloon artists and face painters and has quickly become one of Washington, DC’s must see holiday events!

    We hope you have a cheerful Thanksgiving with loved ones and look forward to welcoming you soon!

  3. Paint The Town Orange!

    Friday the 13th may have passed, but October is still the scariest time of the year! With all of the Halloween activities in Washington, DC it is sure to be a spooktacular time of year!

    Night of the Living Zoo

     

    On October 27th at 5:30 PM, join the Smithsonian National Zoo at the largest adult Halloween party, Night of the Living Zoo! Tickets include two cocktails, live entertainment, after-hours access to animal houses and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks.  Of course, there will be a costume contest so come dressed to impress! You must 21 years old to attend this event.

    Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos

     

    Join the New Orchestra of Washington in celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration at the Mexican Cultural Institute on October 28th at 7:00 pm.  Enjoy a performance by the National Cathedral’s professional choir.

    Paint The Town Orange!

     

    Spend your Tuesday evening watching fabulous drag queens in costume at the notorious 17th Street High Heel Race. The costume party will begin at 7:00 pm and is followed by the race at 9:00 pm. This annual event attracts a large crowd so be sure to arrive on time so you can see why it’s the talk of the town.  Nothing will make your Halloween happier than a cocktail in Quill to end your night!

    We hope everyone has a safe and fun week! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Jefferson soon!

  4. Favorite Fall Special Offers

    It’s officially fall in Washington, DC and that means that it is the perfect time to take advantage of our special offers for a weekend getaway! With so many activities to do around our nation’s capital The Jefferson is perfectly located in the middle of it all so you won’t have to miss any of the great offerings in DC!

    GOLDEN FALL WEEKENDS

     

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    Crisp air and changing seasons, just what DC weekends were made for! Book our fall weekend offer and receive 15% off our daily rate and a daily food and beverage credit that can be used at any of our three dining experiences.

    Indulge in brunch in Greenhouse, craft cocktails in Quill, in room dining or savor Chef Schlegel’s tasting menu at the Michelin starred Plume. Credit is $30 per day for a standard room, $150 per day when booking one of our Deluxe or Executive Suites.

    Also available for your fall weekend in Washington, DC are lists for finding the best fall foliage around town and our Michelin star kitchen can prepare a meal to take with you as you explore the city!

    A TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS AT THE JEFFERSON


    It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays! Book your holiday getaway between November 1th and December 31st, 2017 and receive a $50 food and beverage credit that can be used throughout the hotel.

    Whatever your fall plans entail, we hope to see you at The Jefferson! Be sure visit our website for more special offers and events this fall and winter. 

  5. Meet Cooper!

    Hello everyone, it’s your favorite Executive Canine Officer, Monti! I have been enjoying my extended vacation with my sisters in Tennessee,  but I’m still working remote! In between chasing squirrels and barking at chipmunks, I’m trying to help my friends at  Partnership of Animal Welfare (PAW) find homes for some very worthy dogs!  Without further ado, I would like you to meet my newest friend Cooper!

    About Cooper

    Cooper is a one-year old, male Labrador that has been described as handsome and playful. Our friends at PAW say Cooper is friendly with other dogs and is fine with kids. He may not be experienced at leash walking, but we know he would be a great companion for your family.  

    If you are interested in meeting Cooper or want more information about him or any of my friends at PAW please contact pawdogs@yahoo.com.

    Make sure you keep up with my future projects and follow me on Instagram @lordmonti! I can’t wait to see you all soon!

  6. Fall, Family, Friends, Festivals!

    The leaves haven’t begun to turn, but September and pumpkin spice lattes have arrived! Fall is a great time to be in Washington, DC with events every weekend to keep your schedule full. Here are some of our favorites!

     H Street Festival

     

    Spend Saturday, September 16th with family and friends at the H Street Festival. This annual festival is one of the most attended in the city and is on every local’s fall calendar There will plenty of entertainment including music, dancing, children activities, fashion, art, poetry and more.

    Bond Estates Dinner at Plume

    Rumor has there are still a few seats available for the exclusive wine dinner featuring the 'Grand Crus' of BOND hosted by Director Scott Gould. Paired with Plume’s Michelin starred Chef, Ralf Schlegel’s decadent menu and plated on French porcelain from Bernardaud, the night begins with a toast courtesy of Krug. The reception and dinner will be held on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 PM. This promises to be a night to be savored and seats are extremely limited; reserve your spot today!

    Taste of Georgetown

    Calling all foodies! This DC annual event is just for you! The Taste of Georgetown is on September 24th at 11:00 AM and takes place on K Street NW by the Georgetown Waterfront. This daylong event features 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants. Taste of Georgetown began in 1993 to benefit Georgetown Ministry Center’s mission to support the homeless. To purchase your tickets please visit the official event page.

    Now that you have three reasons to visit, be sure to visit our special offers page to book your stay at The Jefferson! We look forward to welcoming you soon!

  7. Labor Day, We Meet Again!

    Fall is one of the best times to visit Washington, DC whether you’re planning a last-minute getaway or enjoying quality time with family. It’s never too early to plan a Labor Day vacation in our nation’s capital and we can’t imagine a better place to stay than The Jefferson, DC.  Here are few recommendations to start the fall right!kick off the fall!

    Stop by Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

     

    Explore the newest exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith takes a closer look at how American democracy came to be and features pieces that were instrumental in shaping our country including Thomas Jefferson’s portable writing desk that was used to draft the Declaration of Independence.

    Your summer DC getaway includes:

    • Deluxe overnight accommodations
    • A daily food & beverage credit to be used for breakfast or brunch in Greenhouse, craft cocktails in Quill, in room dining or at the Michelin starred Plume restaurant. Credit is $30 per day for a standard room, $150 per day when booking one of our Deluxe or Executive Suites.
    • Welcome amenity reflecting the newest exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith exhibit. Custom itineraries created by both the Smithsonian and by our in-house historian

    Offer is based upon availability, some blackout dates may apply.  

    Labor Day Traditions

     

    Get together with family and friends for the National Symphony Orchestra’s Labor Day Concert Sunday, September 3rd at 8:00 PM! This free event takes place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol so be sure to get there early to get a great seat!

    Suite Opportunities at The Jefferson!

     

    Book a stay at The Jefferson, DC and save up to 20% off our suite rate when you indulge in one of our suites. Make The Jefferson your home away from home while you explore the city or settle in for some rest and relaxation.

    Rate is based upon suites only availability, some blackout dates may apply.

    Be sure to take advantage of our special offers this fall! We hope you have an enjoyable weekend and hope to see you at The Jefferson, Washington DC soon!

  8. Enjoy Summer Adventures with Elaine

    Hi everyone, it’s me… Monti! I hope everyone is having a great summer. I’m still enjoying quality time with my siblings, but already planning my fall in Washington, DC;  I have not forgotten my role as Executive Canine Officer while I working on my special project! While I’m hard at work, please take a moment to meet my friend Elaine!

    About Elaine

     

    Elaine is one-year old, 58 lb Rottweiler that came to PAW from a local shelter, where she was picked up as a stray. She is very friendly to people and other dogs she meets along her daily walks, a real sweetie!

    If you are interested in meeting Elaine or want more information about her or any of my friends at PAW please contact pawdogs@yahoo.com.

    Make sure you keep up with my future projects and follow me on Instagram @lordmonti! I can’t wait to see you all soon!

  9. Summer of American Democracy!

    Are you ready for your Summer of adventure at The Jefferson! There’s so much to see and do in Washington, DC this summer; here are some of our summer favorites!

    Explore the newest exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  Their exhibit,  American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith opened on June 28th and takes a closer look at how American democracy came to be and features pieces that were instrumental in shaping our country including Thomas Jefferson’s portable writing desk that was used to draft the Declaration of Independence and the inkstand Abraham Lincoln used when crafting the Emancipation Proclamation.  

    Celebrate the Summer of American Democracy at The Jefferson

     

    Our Summer of American Democracy, starting at our best available rate, includes a daily food & beverage credit that can be used towards all of our restaurants including the Michelin starred Plume!

    Your summer DC getaway includes:

    • Deluxe overnight accommodations
    • A daily food & beverage credit to be used for breakfast or brunch in Greenhouse, craft cocktails in Quill, in room dining or at the Michelin starred Plume restaurant. Credit is $30 per day for a standard room, $150 per day when booking one of our Deluxe or Executive Suites.
    • Welcome amenity reflecting the newest exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s  American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith exhibit.
    • Custom itineraries created by both the Smithsonian and by our in-house historian

    Offer is based upon availability, some blackout dates may apply. Please note that Plume is close on Sundays and Mondays and will be closed from July 30th through August 4th, 2017.

    For more information, please call 202.448.2300 or email reservations@jeffersondc.com

    Tour DC with our Summer of American Democracy Itineraries

     

    Our custom Summer of American Democracy Itineraries can give you some ideas on great things to do and see in the city. These itineraries created by our in house historian, Susan Sullivan Lagon Ph.D., will take you and your friends on an educational and fun tour of Washington, DC. They highlight DC’s famous attractions like The National Museum of African American History & Culture, the Newseum and the National Archives and Records Administration.

    Cool off at Quill

     

    Our seasonal cocktail is inspired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s American Democracy exhibit. The Char-truth, Justice, & The American Way is made with green chartreuse, mint syrup, lime, rose, wine, and strawberry grenadine.

    For more information about special offers, please visit our special offers page. We look forward to welcoming you to The Jefferson for an adventurous summer!

  10. Our Day with Dad

    Can you believe it’s already Father’s Day weekend? It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating mom at the Petite Spa at The Jefferson. Still haven’t found the perfect give for dad? Let The Jefferson help!

    Father’s Day at Greenhouse


    Treat dad to brunch at Greenhouse and indulge in our Father’s Day ‘Grill Plate’ on Sunday only priced at $42 including prime beef, grilled German brats, potatoes, and an assortment of colorful grilled seasonal vegetables. To book brunch visit us on Open Table or call 202.223.4800 to make a reservation.

    Make a Memory at Quill Bar & Lounge

    Hang with dad on the Quill patio and enjoy a Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve with a La Gloria Cubana Cigars Series R from the El Credito Cigar Factory for $50.This special will be available all weekend long! Space at Quill is first come, first serve and reservations are not accepted.

    If Dad is Far Away

     

    So you’re out of town and you still would like to put a smile on dad’s face? Gift cards and gift certificates can be used to reserve a room, dine in the Michelin starred Plume, grab a drink in Quill or relax in our Petite Spa. For more information, please call 202.448.2300.

    However you choose to celebrate Father’s Day in Washington, DC or elsewhere, we hope everyone has a great weekend!

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