Guys, it’s been a long year. Luckily holiday party season is here. If you want to go out with a bang, here’s how:  don’t just attend your office Christmas party, attend as many holiday parties as humanly possible.

You’ll make new connections and set yourself up for a better new year. Here’s your list of notable DC holiday parties, receptions, and happy hours:

Monday, December 4

Scotch & Cigars with the AAPC Mid-Atlantic Chapter

The American Association of Political Consultants, an organization comprised of public affairs professionals will host a cocktail holiday party with complimentary food and drinks.

RSVP | 1331 F St. NW | 6 PM

Tuesday, December 5

Heritage Foundation

Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundations is a research and educational institute that works to promote conservative public policies.  The organization will host a “Christmas in the City” celebration this holiday season.

RSVP | 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE | 6 PM

American Gas Association Holiday Reception

The American Gas Association, a group dedicated to providing clean natural gas in the United States, is hosting a holiday party to commemorate this year’s festivities.

RSVP | Barrel | 613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE | 6 PM

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

The non-profit organization contributes to remembering law enforcement officers and honor the sacrifices made by men and women working in the industry.

RSVP | Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-354 | 45 Independence Ave. SW | 6 PM

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation protects and educates people about the environmental marine system by fundraising, researching, and engaging the public.

RSVP | U.S. Capitol, S-211 | East Capitol St. NE & First St. SE | 6 PM


The data-collecting marketing and analytics company is hosting a “tis the season” celebration for the holidays.

RSVP | Provision 14 | 2100 14th St. NW | 6 PM


Car manufacturer and technology conglomerate, Toshiba, is hosting a holiday party complimentary to their forward thinking, green fuel initiative.

RSVP | Marriott Marquis Hotel | 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW | 6 PM


Join the international software, computer, and technology powerhouse for their holiday festivities.

RSVP | 901 K St. NW | 6 PM

washington-dc-holiday-parties-networking-events-december-2016-woman-standing-outsideWednesday, December 7

Brewers Association Holiday Tasting Reception

Say cheers at this holiday event and join the Brewers Associations to try craft beers.

RSVP  | Longworth Cafeteria | 9 Independence Ave. SE | 5 PM

Consumer Technology Association

The Consumer Technology Association, the organization that sets industry standards, will be holding an event that wraps up this year with holiday party.

RSVP | 21 D St. SE | 6 PM

Electronic Transactions Association

The payment processing industry, responsible for measuring the financial transactions, will be acquiring an event of their own for the holiday.

RSVP | Sonoma Restaurant | 223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE | 6 PM

Q Street Holiday Reception

Q Street, the professional association for LGBT lobbyists, is holding a holiday reception.

RSVP | 1526 14th St NW | 6 PM

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The medical organization is hosting a party this holiday season to celebrate the hardworking professionals in the medical field.

RSVP | 317 Massachusetts Ave. NE | 5 PM 

Thursday, December 8

EFF Speakeasy Happy Hour

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the organization promoting individual rights in the digital world, is hosting a happy hour as a way to join together this holiday season.

RSVP | Rebellion | 1836 18th St. NW | 5:30 PM

Data Coalition

The group that advocates for industry standards is celebrating the season at this cheerful event.

RSVP | 1003 K St. NW, Suite 200 | 5 PM

House Techie Happy Hour

Grab a drink with technology policy professionals at the House Techie Happy Hour.

RSVP | 1310 Longworth HOB | 5 PM

Leidos Digital Solutions Year End Reception

Cocktails and food samples will bring together the cyber security professionals with their friends and family for this year-end reception.

RSVP | Rayburn House Office Building | 45 Independence Ave. SW Gold Room | 6 PM

Monday, December 12

Foreign Policy Magazine

Foreign Policy, the public affairs and international policy magazine, is hosting a holiday party at the Four Seasons.

RSVP | Four Seasons | 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW | 6 PM

Tuesday, December 13

Taste of the States

The American Farm Bureau, the nonprofit farming organization, is hosting a holiday party at the Holiday Inn filled with tastings designed for the season.

RSVP | Holiday Inn | 550 C St. SW | 6 PM

Wednesday, December 14


Resources and technology tools are found at TechNet that help with all IT issues.  The holiday celebration will be held at Hank’s Oyster Bar and is an opportunity to join technology professionals to celebrate the season.

RSVP | Hank’s Oyster Bar on Capitol Hill | 633 Pennsylvania Ave SE | 5 PM

Arnold & Porter’s 12 Days of Congress

The international law firm of Arnold & Porter’s is celebrating the holiday with a cocktail reception.

RSVP | 601 Massachusetts Ave. NW  | 6 PM

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Dana Disante is the Events & Features editor for CAPITOL STANDARD magazine and covers Arts & Entertainment for Northern Virginia Magazine.