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Roll Call’s List of Holiday Parties on the Hill

How do you like your eggnog? Hopefully with a side of schmooze

If there’s one thing Washington loves, it’s a blowout holiday reception. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
If there’s one thing Washington loves, it’s a blowout holiday reception. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

If you’re looking for the best holiday parties D.C. has to offer, here’s your one-stop shop.

The cheer-fest starts this week and goes through the end of the year, courtesy of nearly every lobbying shop and communications firm in town. Cue the tiny finger foods and insufferable background music.

We’ve added the ones we know about, but there’s always room for more. Send your invites to

Friday, Nov. 30

Christmas Cocktails and Book Signing at Ritz-Carlton, 7 p.m., FYVE Restaurant Lounge, 1250 S. Hayes, Arlington, VA. For more information or to RSVP, contact 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Bank Policy Institute, 5-7 p.m., BPI Headquarters, 600 13th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20005, For questions, email

House Freedom Caucus for the Capitol Hill Press Corps, 7-9 p.m., Bullfeathers. 410 First Street SE Washington, D.C. 20003. All Capitol Hill Press Corps are invited. RSVP to

Bicentennial of Illinois, 5-9 p.m., District Winery, 385 Water Street SE, Washington, D.C. To buy tickets, go to their website or email

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Airlines for America Holiday Reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m., U.S. Capitol HC-5, Washington D.C. Invite only. RSVP to CANCELEDAmerican Defense International, 6-9 p.m., Eastern Market North Hall. Invite only. 

Dell’s Holiday Party, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 440 First Street NW, Suite 820, Washington, D.C. 20001. Invite only. 

ESA Holiday Party, 7 p.m., Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H. Street NE Washington, D.C. Invite Only. 

Ohio Holiday Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room #2168. RSVP with name, title and employer by Nov. 30 to 

Respect Ability Holiday Party, 4-6 p.m., 11133 Woodglen Dr., Suite 102, Rockville, MD, 20852. Register here.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Airport Council International – North America, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. RSVP by Nov. 30. Invite only. 

Heritage Foundation’s Annual Media Christmas Party, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Club. Invite only. RSVP closed. 

American Council of Life Insurers Holiday Reception, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at 101 Constitution Ave., NW, suite 700. Invite only.

Saturday, Dec. 8 

National Press Club’s Children’s Holiday Party, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Joann Booze at

Monday, Dec. 10 

The American Prospect, 6-8 p.m., 1225 Eye Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005. RSVP by Dec. 3 to

Bipawtisan Howliday, 4:30 p.m., Rayburn HOB 2203. All Capitol Hill pups are invited.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 

Feldman Strategies Holiday Happy Hour, 6-9 p.m., 781 7th Street NW. Invite only. 

Recording Academy Advocacy Office’s Holiday Party, 5:30 -7:30 p.m., 1200 G. Street NW, Suite 950, Washington D.C. 20005. Invite Only. 

Thursday, Dec. 13 

House and Senate Radio and Television Galleries’ Annual Holiday Party, 6 p.m., Capitol Visitor Center, SVC 202-203. Invite only. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Holiday Reception, 6- 8 p.m. 1615 H. Street NW, Washington D.C. 20062. Invite Only. 


Correction, 3 p.m. | An earlier version of this story misstated the date and location of the Radio and Television Galleries’ Annual Holiday Party.

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