Your car wants to get into the holiday mood. It wrote me a letter to Santa telling me so. It wants to be covered in lights, tinsel, and garland. It wants a plastic Santa Claus to be lit up on the roof while you drive. It wants to belch holiday cheer from its exhaust pipe. And it wants to end it all with great craft beer.

Well, it’s your car’s lucky day because Flying Dog and Brightest Young Things have a holiday party that is car and craft beer-centric.

This Saturday, December 18, these two are teaming up to host a Christmas Lights Art Car Parade

According to a press release, “The mission of Christmas Lights is for a band of merry revelers in Art Cars to descend upon Georgetown, grand marshaled by the Flying Dog Winnebago. (Willie’s Bus ain’t got nothing on this Gonzo land yacht.) The parade is open to the public, so Flying Dog and Brightest Young Things encourage everyone to decorate their vehicles and join in for what is guaranteed to be a night for the history books.”

Parade participants will assemble at Jack’s Boathouse at 7 pm for a welcome reception featuring CakeLoveGonzo Cupcakes (made with Flying Dog’s Gonzo Imperial Porter) and hot cider. From there, the plan of attack is as follows (approximately):


8 pm: Head down K St to Rock Creek Parkway, up to Politics and Prose

8:30 pm: Po litics and Prose – Celebrity Guests’ LIVE Reading of How The Grinch Stole Christmas! with complimentary Flying Dog beers.

9:30 pm: Comet Ping Pong culmination party with Flying Dog draft specials, LIVE music from Sherell Rowe (DC) and Sidewalk Driver (Boston), and all sorts of kick ass awards for a variety of superlatives relevant to the night’s festivities.

In addition to Flying Dog and Brightest Young Things, the Kirk and Mike Show on 105.9 The Edge will be spreading the Christmas Lights gospel in a lead up to the culminating parade on Saturday evening.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, this entire event is FREE. All car entries will need a designated driver on hand at the start of the Christmas Lights parade. In addition to art cars, DC’s hardcore cyclists are also welcome to participate with art bicycles.

Seems like a pretty good time. I might have to decorate my Taurus and join in the holiday spirit. Hope to see you there!