The weather has started to shift and autumn is clearly upon us. But don’t let that get you down! After all, my favorite fall holiday is just around the corner! Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate every blessing, friend and family member. Not to mention, the delicious turkey holiday spread. It is my favorite way to kick off the season and fortunately Washington D.C. knows just how to celebrate.
What is Thanksgiving without a themed parade? Luckily, you have a few parades to choose from within the D.C. Metropolitan area. The Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade and the Reston Town Center Holiday Parade are two great ways of spending the day having fun with friends and family. Festivities are kicked off with an annual race for kids at Fountain Square in the Reston community. After the kiddo’s cool down from their athletic endeavors, the parade gets going. It includes the celebrated Washington Redskins Marching band, 50-foot balloons, and amazing colorful floats.
If you are looking to enjoy a delicious feast after a long day out and about at the parades, retreat back to Georgetown and spend Thanksgiving in The Grill Room. Enjoy as Executive Chef Frank Ruta’s prepares a family style and plated dinner. As a special token, each family will receive a signature hot cocoa mix to enjoy during the holiday season, made especially by our Pastry Chef, Aggie Chin. Continue to get in the holiday mood with seasonal fall cocktails like a Rye Toddy and Hot Apple Cider. I’m ready to curl up by the fireplace just thinking about it!
This year, I am thankful for my supportive team at Capella D.C. To which I share a million laughs with, share my difficulties with, but above all, gain my support and strength from. I learn something great and new every single day from this dynamic group.
Sending warm wishes to everyone this holiday season from the Nation’s Capital!