Holiday Cheer at Glen Echo Park

Over the stream and through the woods, Glen Echo is a quiet wonderland in the wintertime. The winds that blow by its iconic Art Deco buildings whisper decades of rich history that live on through storytellers thumbing over sepia-toned photos and dedicated artists, actors, and musicians whose palettes reflect this nurturing, imaginative space.

Glen Echo Park bumper cars circa 1928 (Photo: Glen Echo)

Years ago, Glen Echo Park was a National Chautauqua Assembly designed to educate and enlighten, a pillar of thought and community learning. Next, it became an amusement park serving residents of the DC area until 1968. Today, Glen Echo is revered by our community and known well beyond the capital. Championed by a team of people deeply committed to preserving and celebrating the arts, the park is a cherished glimmer of human creativity - past, present, and future.

During the holiday season, Glen Echo’s Holiday Art Show and Sale provides a way for the community to celebrate and support the artists affiliated with this deeply meaningful landmark.

Glen Echo Stone Tower Gallery

The Popcorn Gallery and Stone Tower Gallery feature work by artists J. Jordan Bruns, Mariana Kastranakis, Nebojsa Rodic, and Jan Rowland. Blair Anderson’s Silverworks Studio has unique pieces of jewelry.

Silverworks Studio

On Saturday, December 14th, Glen Echo will host Winter’s Eve, a free event with crafts, a hot chocolate bar, open artist studios, storytime and sing-alongs.

Glen Echo Pottery

This weekend, December 7th and 8th, the Glen Echo Potters host their 32nd Annual Sale at West Hall of George Washington University's Mt. Vernon Campus. The work of more than 60 local potters will be featured with “over 3,000 unique bowls, mugs, teapots, pitchers, vases, ornaments, and pots of all kinds, including porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, soda- and wood-fired pieces and raku.”

Pure beauty shines from this timeless neighborhood treasure. The collaboration of artists and their works offers connection, celebration and spirit.

Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd.

Glen Echo, MD 20812