Downtown Silver Spring Hosts Holiday “Foodie Festivus"

DTWN SPP TreeSponsored by Downtown Silver Spring This winter, visit Downtown Silver Spring to experience “Foodie Festivus,” the 2015 theme of its annual Reimagining the Holidays event. An extended celebration of cuisine, culture and community, Foodie Festivus features a must-see holiday art installation, live performances, chef-inspired events and an innovative food drive that truly brings the community together for the sake of food, fun and all manner of seasonal festivities.

Holiday Dining Extravaganza During Foodie Festivus, participating Downtown Silver Spring restaurants are featuring their own unique specials and festive dishes, with more than enough dynamic offerings to keep everyone satisfied. Speaking of variety, the eclectic offering of restaurants and eateries also make for perfect social venues. From the impromptu happy hour at AG Kitchen or Masa Hibachi to planning a lively holiday office party at Copper Canyon Grill, Downtown Silver Spring has something for every palate!DTWN SSP Singers

Art Installation Holiday Tree, “Well-Seasoned Greetings” No matter where you’re enjoying a delectable meal at Downtown Silver Spring this season, take in the views of the impressive annual tree installation, “Well-Seasoned Greetings, ” by artist Karl Unnasch. Featuring illuminated take-out containers, “U-tinsel”, spatula snowflakes, and topped with a stunning glass bottle star, the tree is a must-see culinary-themed spectacle, sure to delight foodies everywhere!

Celebrity Chef Cook-Off! The Foodie Festivus entertainment schedule features plenty of seasonal highlights — for example, on Saturday, December 5, Downtown Silver Spring will host the Chefs CAN Cook Competition during the FRESHFARM Market, in which AG Kitchen’s Alex Garcia will face off against Jenna Umbriac (director of Nutrition Programs at Manna Food Center) and Mark Mills (of Chocolate and Tomatoes Farm) in a light-hearted 'Chopped'-style competition. Surprise canned ingredients donated by Whole Foods Market will be utilized in what is sure to be a can’t-miss, festive foodie face-off!

Foodie Festivus One-Night Stay Package Whether you’re planning to visit Silver Spring for the shopping and festivities or you’re just looking to indulge in a relaxing staycation, Courtyard by Marriott is offering a Foodie Festivus one-night stay package. With any one-night weekend stay, receive a $50 AG Kitchen gift card through January 31, just use the code FOO when booking (

The Spirit of the Season Most importantly, the Foodie Festivus celebration serves as a reminder to help those less fortunate. Downtown Silver Spring is holding a canned food drive to benefit Manna Food Center, and is asking the community to donate non-perishable food items. And be sure to check out CAN-Creation, an awareness-raising art installation created by Hospitality Partners featuring more than 300 cans donated by Whole Foods Market Silver Spring (on display throughout the season in the windows by H&M).

Tying together cuisine, culture and community, Foodie Festivus is set to inspire and entertain. With all the fun and festivities going on, Downtown Silver Spring is the place to be this holiday — learn more here.

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