Experience Petworth's Dazzle

November 17 - January 7

Countdown to Holiday Lights









Petworth Main Street – Upshur St from 8th Street to 13th Street + Georgia Ave from Upshur St to Missouri Ave. (See Full Map Below)

November 17 - January 7

About Holiday Lights

Whether you’re a local resident or just visiting for a few days—stop by Petworth Main Street Holiday Lights to explore, shop, and dine this holiday season.

The businesses within Petworth Main Street will be decked out with holiday lights from November 17 to January 7. Wander the corridor with neighbors and visitors to enjoy amazing holiday events and promotions throughout the month. Then cast your vote for your favorite light displays between November 17 and December 10 and your local businesses could win a cash prize. 

Petworth Main Street Holiday Lights is part of a broader, citywide DC Holiday Lights effort encouraging residents and visitors to shop small and explore the District this holiday season. Starting November 24 you can participate in our citywide Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win great prizes from local DC businesses!

How To Participate


Visit the Corridor & Vote for the Best Business Display

Starting November 17, take a walk around Uptown Main Street to see the holiday lights displays. Then, cast your vote for your favorite display and vote for Petworth Main Street as “Best of DC.” Voting ends December 10.

Participate in the DC Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt

Starting November 24, participate in the citywide DC Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win amazing prizes from local DC businesses.

Eat, Drink & Shop Local

Petworth businesses need your support! Find great holiday deals, specials, events, and activities happening throughout the month in our holiday happenings directory below. Plus, follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily news from Petworth’s businesses.

Where To See Lights

Check out the list of participating businesses below. Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite display after taking a walk around the corridor!

Cookie Wear

Celebrating the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s through fun and fashion

810 Upshur Street NW


Crown Bakery

Jerk chicken & other Caribbean specialties served in a mellow bistro with a Sunday brunch buffet.

5409 Georgia Ave NW


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Fia’s Fabulous Finds

Upscale, quality, brand name ladies clothing and accessories

806 Upshur Street NW


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Gueny’s Cafe & Market

A local coffee shop that brings homemade Ethiopian flavors to Sixteenth Street Heights and Brightwood Park.

5320 Georgia Ave NW


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Kings Nails & Spa

Full service nail salon in Petworth

832 Upshur Street NW



Petworth’s locally-owned market serving ice cream, coffee, baked goods, groceries, and custom cakes.

847 Upshur Street NW


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Timber Pizza Co.

Offshoot of roving flea market pie purveyor with Neapolitan pies & Argentinean bites like empanadas.

809 Upshur St NW



Petworth Main Street Holiday Lights is part of a broader, citywide DC Holiday Lights effort. Visit DCHolidayLights.org to find a list of participating neighborhoods across DC!