By Southwester Staff

The Wharf, Washington, D.C., announced today its winter programming schedule, which features a series of fun and socially-distanced seasonal activities across The District. The community programming will include a Holiday Movie Series, the reopening of Camp Wharf, and more. 

Like years past, The Wharf will host a large Christmas tree on District Pier as well as holiday decor along the waterfront. The Wharf’s retailers will also feature seasonal offerings. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants and businesses are still operating in a limited capacity in order to reduce the spread of infection. Per Mayor Bowser’s Order, everyone is required to wear a mask in public, except when actively eating or drinking. At The Wharf, masks are available for purchase at Shop Made in DC, Diament Jewelry, and The UPS Store.

If you’re coming to visit The Wharf, please:

  • Wear a mask at all times, unless you are eating or drinking
  • Maintain six feet of physical distancing
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Be courteous to others

Before you come to The Wharf to dine indoors or on an outdoor patio, please:

  • Call the restaurant and make a reservation
  • View the restaurant’s safety protocols on their website
  • Follow the restaurant on social media for timely updates

While some restaurants are offering indoor and outdoor dining, takeout and delivery remain great options to enjoy our restaurants. 

Holiday Movie Series 

Beginning Friday, Nov. 27 with Home Alone, The Wharf will host a series of 11 popular holiday movies including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street and more. For $60 guests can reserve their own fire pit with seating up to four people on Transit Pier to watch all of the classics on the outdoor 20-foot LED screen. Guests can enjoy exclusive drinks and snacks from Cantina Bambina, and will receive a special stocking stuffed full of great offers and treats from Wharf restaurants, merchants and partners. 

The Reopening of Camp Wharf 

One of the most popular experiences from summer at The Wharf, Camp Wharf, is back by popular demand for the 2020 holiday season. Camp Wharf will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Nov. 27-Jan. 10 with its signature fire pit and s’mores trailer. 

Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting Decor 

The Wharf’s Christmas tree is one of the biggest in The District and starting on Nov. 27, it will be lit up with thousands of bright lights and holiday decor. In addition to the tree, The Wharf’s giant Menorah will be shining brightly on Dec. 10, the first night of Hanukkah. Visitors are invited to take photos with these larger-than-life holiday decorations.

In addition to their increased sitewide cleaning measures, the Wharf is also practicing safe social distancing in our outdoor spaces for those who wish to enjoy the waterfront and outdoors. In accordance to CDC guidelines, outdoor furniture will be spread apart and on-site vehicular access will be restricted to allow pedestrians to spread out across pathways.                                       

For more information and a complete list of offerings at the Wharf visit

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