5 Things To Do In The CWE This Weekend: Dec. 5-8

From the 10th Annual CWE Window Walk, to a Holiday Shopping Party at Bluemercury — here are five things to do this weekend in the Central West End.

Attend a Holiday Shopping Party | Bluemercury

All Weekend Long

Shop and save at Bluemercury this holiday season! Today, they are kicking off their annual 10 day Holiday Shopping Party. Beauty experts will help create your holiday makeup look, perfect your winter skincare routine, and find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Enjoy:

  • 10% off purchases over $100
  • 15% off purchases over $175
  • 20% off purchases over $250

Plus – receive their special 2019 Holiday Treasures bag, available with any $175 in store purchase!

Celebrate the Central West End | Bar Italia

Friday, December 6
7-10 p.m.
$75 for CWEA members; $100 for non-members

Celebrate the Central West End and those who make it great at this annual party! Join the Central West End Association at Bar Italia for cocktails, delicious food, and even better company as they present the Polk and Renaissance awards to their outstanding award recipients:

Polk Award: James J. Dwyer
Renaissance AwardLeft Bank Books

Your ticket includes great food and an open bar. $75 for CWEA members and $100 for non-members. Click here to purchase your ticket.

Enjoy All Things Merry and Bright | projects+gallery

Saturday, December 7
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

In need of a little holiday cheer? You’re in luck! This Saturday, projects+gallery will be filled to the brim with holiday decorations, lights, and sound! Enjoy a family-friendly celebration of all things merry and bright. Their Holiday Blow-Up show will be on display during normal gallery hours through Saturday, December 21.

Experience the Magic of the Holidays | CWE Window Walk

Saturday, December 7
1-5 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

This holiday season, jingle your way through the Central West End! Window Walk brings back the time-honored tradition of going downtown to see festive windows, while showcasing the CWE’s retail and dining establishments. Local designers partner with select businesses to decorate their windows, and this year, all designs are based off of HOLIDAY SONGS.

Visitors are invited to pick up game cards at the CWE Information Booth (located at the intersection of Maryland and Euclid), on which they can make their guesses about each window’s “theme song.” Weekly winners will be selected and awarded $50 in CWE Bucks.

Visitors can also enjoy FREE holiday festivities, including carriage rides, ice carvings, carolers, s’mores, gift wrapping, pictures with Santa, live music, street performers and more! Plus, many CWE businesses will be hosting special Window Walk festivities and promotions each Saturday in December. For a full schedule of events, click here.

Holiday on the Plaza | Maryland Plaza

Saturday, December 7
1-5 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

While you’re enjoying the CWE Window Walk, be sure to head over to Maryland Plaza for an afternoon of festive family entertainment! Holiday on the Plaza is back for its 15th year — featuring holiday pony rides, visits with Santa, and performances by Bob Kramer’s Marionettes (at 2:30, 3:15 and 4 p.m.). Head indoors for holiday music and interactive experiences. Plus, be sure to stick around for the Magical Tree Lighting at 5 p.m.

For a full list of CWE Events, click here!