Last year, SCW Interiors created a tabletop display of gingerbread and candy in Galleria Carpets. © Bob Narod
Miriam Dillon of Barnes Vanze reimagined a traditional tree during Light Up the Season 2018. © Mervin Duguran
Miriam Dillon of Barnes Vanze reimagined a traditional tree during Light Up the Season 2018. © Mervin Duguran

Deck the Halls

A host of holiday tours and charity events celebrates the season

CLEVELAND PARK—37th Annual Christmas House Tour
December 6 & 7 • The St. Albans School’s holiday house tour guides visitors through decorated homes in DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood, as well as the Sayre House at Washington National Cathedral. stalbansschool.org

MARYLAND—Countryside Artisans Holiday Tour
December 6 to 8, 13 to 15 • Visitors can tour the galleries and studios of talented visual, sculptural and textile artists during two weekends in December. Participants enjoy scenic drives, artisan meet-and-greets and holiday shopping in rural Montgomery, Howard and Frederick Counties. countrysideartisans.com

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA—Holiday Home Tours
December 7 • In conjunction with Old Town’s Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, this tour spotlights splendid homes decked out for the holidays by local designers and florists. campagnacenter.org

WASHINGTON DESIGN CENTER—Fourth Annual Holiday Fête
December 12 • Local interior design teams partner with Washington Design Center showrooms to create inspiring holiday tabletops. Highlights from last year’s fête included a mod, Gio Ponti-style tablescape by Caryn Cramer and Gretchen Everett in Romo; and a “Game of Thrones”-inspired “feast” by David Anthony Chenault in Hines & Company. Home & Design is a media sponsor; proceeds benefit Children’s National Foundation. designcenterdc.com

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, DC—Light Up the Season
December 15 • Thirteen notable DC-area designers will collaborate with Children’s National patients to create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths and menorahs. These unique designs are available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Children’s National. The family-friendly event also features ornament-making, pop-up boutiques and musical performances. childrensnational.org/lightuptheseason