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The Hottest Holiday Parties on the Hill

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The holidays are party time in D.C. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
The holidays are party time in D.C. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

It’s the holiday season, which in D.C. means parties for politicos, hosted by nearly every lobbying shop and communications firm in town. 

Despite the busy days of legislating ahead, the party starts this week and goes through the end of the year.

We’ve compiled the ones we know about, but we’re sure the invitations for some others haven’t gotten here yet. Have more to add to the list? Email


Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Progressive Action PAC holiday party, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Stanton & Greene Loft (319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE). Invite only. Subject Matter, 6 to 8 p.m. at 1201 New York Ave., NW, ninth floor. Invite only.

Nuclear Energy Institute Holiday Charity Reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Charlie Palmer Steak (101 Constitution Ave., NW). RSVP closed.

National Association of Conservative Districts Holiday Party, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Park Hotel (520 N. Capitol St., NW). RSVP closed.


American Public Transportation Association Capitol Hill reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Open party, no RSVP required. 

Dec. 4

Heritage Foundation’s annual media Christmas party, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Club (1700 H St. NW). Invite only. Women’s Congressional Staff Association annual holiday party, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 201 Bar (201 Massachusetts Ave. NE). RSVP online.

Dec. 5

Campaign Solutions’ 20th anniversary, 6 p.m. at the Hamilton Live (600 14th St. NW). Invite only.

 Ducks Unlimited 80 Years of Conservation Partnerships celebration, 5 to 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Caucus Room. RSVP to

American Trucking Association “Deck the Hauls” Holiday Party, 7 to 10 p.m. at Charlie Palmer Steak (101 Constitutional Ave., NW). Invite only.

CME Group Holiday Reception, 6 to 9 p.m. in Oyamel (401 7th St., NW). Invite-only.

Dec. 6

Airlines for America holiday reception, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in House Capitol Room 5. Invite only.

American Defense International, 6 to 9 p.m. in the George Hotel (15 E St. NW). Invite only.

Southern Company’s Toast the Season holiday reception, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the East Hall at Union Station. Invite only

Public Strategies Washington’s annual holiday party, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hill Country Barbecue (410 7th St. NW). Invite only.

Consumer Technology Association holiday party, 6 to 9 p.m. at the CTA Innovation House (21 D St. SE). Invite only.

Celebration of Dairy Holiday Reception, 6 to 9 p.m. at 101 Constitutional Ave., NW, ninth floor terrace. RSVP to

The Portland Cement Association Holiday Party, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Folger Shakespeare Library (201 E. Capitol St., SE). RSVP to

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons holiday celebration, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 317 Massachusetts Ave., NW. RSVP to

National Retail Federation annual holiday party, 6 to 8 p.m. at 1101 New York Ave., NW. Invite only.

PLO General Delegation to the United States’ “A Bethlehem Christmas on the Hill,” 6 to 8 p.m. in Rayburn House Office Building room 2063. RSVP to

Dec. 7

Airports Council International-North America, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Capital Hilton Congressional Ballroom (1001 16th St. NW). Invite only.

Holiday reception hosted by Thomas J. Donohue and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chamber (1615 H St. NW). Invite only.

CropLife America Open House, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave., NW). Invite only.

American Council of Life Insurers holiday reception, 6 to 9 p.m. at 101 Constitution Ave., NW, suite 700. RSVP to

Dell holiday party, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 440 1st St., NW, suite 820.

Dec. 11

American Enterprise Institute’s annual Media Government Relations holiday party, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at AEI (1789 Massachusetts Ave. NW). Invite only.

Dec. 12

Holiday reception at 701i, UnitedHealth Group’s new D.C. innovation center, 6 to 8 p.m. at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, sixth floor. Invite only.

The Recording Industry Association of America and Spotify, 7 to 10 p.m., 9:30 Club (815 V St. NW). Invite only.

Interdigital holiday party, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Del Mar (791 Wharf St., SW). RSVP to

Financial Services Roundtable Holiday Celebration, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 600 13th St., NW. Invite only.

American Gas Association Holiday Reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Barrel (613 Pennsylvania Ave., SE). RSVP to

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Holiday Party, 6 to 9 p.m. in the Eastern Market North Hall (225 7th St., SE). Invite-only.

Dec. 13

“Put down your work and pick up a glass,” hosted by the Locust Street Group, 6:30 p.m. to “late,” 1099 14th St. NW. Invite only.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer’s Legislative and Public Policy Practice’s annual winter gathering, 6 to 8 p.m. at 601 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Invite only.

Regional Bank Group holiday reception, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Washington Nationals Stadium Norfolk Southern Club (1500 S. Capitol St., SW). Invite only.

Entertainment Software Association holiday party, 7 p.m. at Rock And Roll Hotel (1353 H St. NE). Invite-only.

Dec. 14

National Association of Broadcasters holiday reception, 6 to 8 p.m. at 1771 N St. NW. Invite only.

National Association of Manufacturers reception “to toast the people who are creating the future,” 5 to 8 p.m. at NAM’s headquarters, 733 10th St. NW Suite 700. Invite only.

The Rover APP Holiday Happy Hour featuring puppies from Lucky Dog, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Trucking Association430 First St. SE. For government employees with .gov email addresses only. RSVP to

Nuclear Threat Initiative’s annual holiday reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, seventh floor. Invite only.

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown and Georgetown BID, “Fashion Santa,” 5 to 9 a.m. at the Ritz (3100 South Street NW). Open to the public.

Dec. 19

Qorvis MSLGroup “a holiday soiree,” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the top of the Hay-Adams Hotel (800 16th St NW). Invite-only.

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