BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2012) -  With the holidays just around the corner, there's no shortage of exciting family events throughout the Washington, DC area. One of the most popular is Bethesda, Maryland's Winter Wonderland - celebrating the holiday season December 1-2, 2012 in downtown Bethesda with a variety of performances, a visit from Santa Claus and more! For overnight Bethesda accommodations, the Marriott is a convenient choice.

Bethesda's Winter Wonderland kicks off on Saturday, December 1, at 8pm with a winter concert featuring professional A cappella and gospel groups at Imagination Stage, located at 4908 Auburn Avenue. Attendees can sing along to both holiday and pop classics alike with four of the regions' most talented performance groups. Also features ice sculpting and more, Bethesda's Winter Wonderland is two days of winter fun. More information can be found at

Located northwest of Washington, DC, in Maryland's Capital Region, Bethesda Marriott is part of a thriving area with 200 restaurants, 20 art galleries and some of the best shopping in the area. Wisconsin Ave. is accessible just outside the hotel for direct access to I-270 and 495 and an easy 2-mile drive to the festival in downtown Bethesda, where plenty of parking is available and its bustling streets often host special events.

Ease of transportation is a must, which is why this hotel near Chevy Chase, MD offers complimentary shuttle service to downtown, local destinations like the NIH campus and White Flint Mall, and the Metro's Red Line, which provides continuous service to downtown Washington, DC. The hotel is also home to Agio, among the best Italian restaurants in Bethesda, offering classic and contemporary cuisine in a casual and relaxing atmosphere.

With 399 luxuriously chic hotel rooms, 8 distinguished suites, 18,500 sq. ft. of flexible event space and state-of-the-art Washington, DC meeting rooms, this hotel near NIH will provide you with a memorable holiday stay, the ideal venue for your meeting, or allow you to create a lavish backdrop for your wedding reception in Maryland. Information and reservations are available at

About Bethesda Marriott
This completely redesigned lodging in Bethesda, MD offers an abundance of seasonal specials and vacation packages for business and leisure travelers. Bethesda Marriott is conveniently located near the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Navy Medical Center, FDA, IBM, and Kaiser Permanente. From one of the hotel's 399 rooms and 8 suites, guests can enjoy downtown Bethesda hotel accommodations with easy access to the Washington, DC Metro, Reagan National, BWI and Dulles. The hotel also features six concierge levels and 27 meeting rooms, with 18,500 sq. ft. of total meeting space.

Contact Information:

Mei Loo
Bethesda Marriott