December 2021 Holiday Events
Also see the Recurring Events calendar for more December events. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to print it, email or share.
December 1. National Christmas Lights Day. Giving Tuesday. National Mistletoe Day.
December 3. Make a Gift Day.
December 4 Nat. Cookie Day. Nat. Ice Skating Day.
Cool Yule Tip: USPS Operation Santa toy donations begin today. Donate a toy or gift.
December 5 Nat. Candle Day. Intl. Volunteer Day
December 6. St. Nicholas Day
December 8 Brownie Day. Christmas Tree Day
December 9. Christmas Card Day.
December 12. Poinsettia Day. Decorate a Gingerbread House Day
Cool Yule Tip: Learn how to select and care for a poinsettia.
December 13. Hot Cocoa Day.
December 14. Roast Chestnuts Day. Gingerbread Decorating Day.
Cool Yule Tip: Today is the USPS recommended deadline for mailing holiday packages by standard post.
December 15 Tea Day
December 18. Bake Cookies Day.
December 20. Go Caroling Day – Rain
Cool Yule Tip: Today is the USPS recommended deadline for mailing holiday greeting cards.
December 21. Winter Solstice. Yule.
Cool Yule Tip: Today is the USPS recommended deadline for mailing Priority Mail packages.
December 22. Nat. Christmas Cookie Exchange Day
December 23. Festivus. Nat. Pfferneusse Day
December 24. Christmas Eve. Nat. Egg Nog Day. Dr Fauci’s Birthday.
December 25. Merry Christmas! National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 26. Kwanzaa. Thank You Note Day. Candy Cane Day.
December 27. National Fruitcake Day. Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day.
December 28. Nat. Call a Friend Day
December 30 Bacon Day.
December 31. New Year’s Eve. Champagne Day.
- All DMV metro-area parades, including The Scottish Christmas Walk, The Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, the Manassas Christmas Parade and the Reston Town Center Christmas Parade
- Zoo Lights
- City of Fairfax Holiday Market
- National Gallery of Art Rotunda concerts
- The Wolf Trap (live) Sing-a-Long (will be live-streamed, instead)
- Many Nutcracker Ballet performances (some will be live-streamed(
- All of the Kennedy Center holiday performances
- In-person services at Washington National Cathedral (will be live-streamed or recorded)