O Christmas Trees, O Christmas Trees
The National Christmas Tree is one of the top sights to see in D.C. during the holidays. It is a famous attraction! The tree sits in President’s Park on the White House Ellipse. There are other trees around it are decorated with handmade ornaments from all over the country. There are also musical performances every night during the season. The best part? It is free to visit!
There are other famous Christmas trees in D.C. over the holidays as well. One of those is at the U.S Capitol. This year’s tree came all the way from Oregon. Its previous home was the Willamette National Forest. Now, you can view the tree on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Another magnificent tree sits indoors at the Library of Congress.
Be Merry and Bright
Another great light display? The National Zoo! Their “ZooLights” uses over 500,000 environmentally-friendly lights. There are also animated light displays and music. These started at the end of November and go until the first of the new year.
Georgetown is also lit up this holiday season. Check out the exhibition of light-art, Georgetown GLOW. Walk through the historic neighborhood in D.C. throughout the entire month of December. There are art displays set up from a large group of artists. This is a very popular attraction every year, which lead to the event being held longer.
Done with the lights? Then, there are also holiday markets and events! Try the Downtown Holiday Market, located at 8th and F streets in front of the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is open daily until a couple days before Christmas. You could also go to the Tudor Place Historic House & Garden. They are the host of the fun event “Gingerbreadpalooza“! This is a great event for families, as children can make their own gingerbread houses.
So, there is a wide variety of things to do and see in D.C. to get in the holiday spirit! No matter what you are interested in, you’re bound to find something up your alley. What are your Christmas traditions? Which events of the D.C. holidays are you going to check out this weekend?