FREE Events at the Wharf DC

November 10 – 17, 2019

Galleon Tour

Nao Santa Maria

Daily from 9am – 7pm Market Pier
Come to Market Pier at Wharf DC to visit the Nao Santa Maria, a  faithful replica of the Spanish galleons used in the time of Columbus. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history of these ocean crossing vessels. Built in Spain in the tradition of the nao ships of the sixteenth century, the vessel weighs 200 tons and is nearly 100 feet long. Tours will be conducted daily, and discounts are available for school groups and families. To learn more about Nao Santa Maria, visit

SATURDAY, November 23, 2019

Food drive

Wharf jitneyFill a Boat Food Drive

Nov. 23, 2019
12pm – 4pm
District Square
The Wharf is partnering with S.OM.E. – So Others Might Eat – to provide care to the homeless and at-risk people this holiday season. The food drive will fill the Wharf jitney boat with non-perishable food items to done.  Anyone who donates three food items or more will receive a thank you voucher for a complimentary hot cider from Camp Wharf.  Fill A Boat Food Drive


FRIDAY, November 29, 2019


Union Stage 
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 8 PM





Special Event

christmas treeLight Up The Wharf

Kick off the holiday season at The Wharf with the official lighting of its Christmas tree along with a winter wonderland along the waterfront.  The evening’s holiday festivities will also include a meet-and-greet with Santa.  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm    






Special Event

boatlift, gangplank, parade of lightsThe District’s Holiday Boat Parade

The Wharf celebrates the holiday season with a parade of boats. This one of a kind event features boats from Gangplank Marina, Capital Yacht Club, and other nearby marinas. The decorated boats feature lights and creative themes as they compete for prizes. The Wharf guarantees snow at the event and the opportunity sip hot cocoa and make s’mores at the fire pit. Visitors can check out The Wharf’s Christmas Tree and enjoy other fun activities, including live music, ice skating and tasting winter drinks at a waterfront wine & beer garden. 6pm – 9pm – VIEW FLYER MAP  




Special Event

Holiday Market from Shop Made In DC

Shop Made in DC hosts a Holiday Market from Dec. 12 – 15 that will offer local goods this holiday season. This four day market will set you up for the holidays and help you get the perfect, locally made, gifts for you friends and family. Each day there will be live music, entertainment, and seasonal drinks. Santa is expected to make an appearance on Saturday, December 14th. Daily from 12pm – 8pm The Wharf  



SATURDAY, December 21, 2019

Holiday event

caroling, wharf

Christmas Caroling at The Wharf

Sing for joy of the season.  The Wharf host Christmas carolers, seasonal drinks and an appearance from Santa Claus and some elves. 5pm – 7pm    

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