How to Spend the Holidays in DC

Washington DC. Christmas tours

If you are planning a visit Washington DC and are needing some ideas of what you are going to do with your family or otherwise, in this article we will go over some of the favorite things people like to do in DC for the Holiday Season. Get in the holiday sprit with holiday markets, Christmas light displays and many seasonal events held in the nation’s capital. If you have not already take the time to look at booking a guided tour this season. This is a good way to ensure that you are able to see everything tourist like to see as well as locals, nothing better than have someone who is local guide you on a tour, Click here to contact Capitol Tours in DC and book a tour for your visit so you can have the full experience of DC.

National Christmas Tree

If you have it on your bucket list to go and see the National Christmas Tree then wait no longer. This is one of the most gorgeous Christmas Trees you will ever lay your eyes on. It is carefully decorated, normally with a theme in mind and handled with care, keeping you the viewer in mind. The Nation’s Capital represents each and every one if us and they try to show us all what a beautiful Christmas should look like. This tree call the President’s park its home on the White House Ellipse, other trees surround it also decorated with many handmade ornaments that represent on of the 56 states. Through the season you can enjoy music each night. This is completely free for you to enjoy as an added bonus.  In the year 2021 the lighting of the tree will take place on December 3rd.

Christmas Lights

Nothing makes it feel more like Christmas than being able to go see some amazing light displays. If you are worried about driving in Washington DC on your own, you have another option, and that is to book a guided tour, so you are able to see all the lights Washington DC has for you. Another amazing site is the ZooLights, and you can enjoy this for free as well.  ZooLights Express features a 24-foot truck, festively decorated with light displays and “Panda Claws”, that will travel all over the District from Nov. 27 through Dec. 19. The Express will visit one ward in DC each Friday and Saturday from 6-8 p.m. For a full schedule and routes through each ward, visit the Zoo’s website.

Holiday Market

Just know ahead of time if you visit here they have expanded their space and are suit to fit a covid-19 friendly environment. Social Distancing should be an easy to access here at the Holiday Market.  Located in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, the beloved market stretches across two blocks of F Street between 7th and 9th streets. Here you will find tents set up decorated with lights, and Christmas music to set the mood which you can enjoy while you sip locally roasted coffee. You do not want to miss this walk in a winter wonderland if you are a lover of Christmas time.

Mount Veron

If you are not aware of what Mount Vernon is this is the place George Washington called home. His home will be lit up with a beautiful display of lights for all to enjoy. You can see these on specific dates December 11-13 and December 26-28. The upper garden and greenhouse at Mount Vernon will sport blue and lavender lights, patterns will grace Bowling Green and lanterns will guide the way through the Historic Area. On this adventure you will have music playing and be able to talk to soldiers that will be at a recreated 18th century winter camp site. For this event you will need to order your tickets ahead of time and look over their new policies regarding Covid-19.

Capitol Express Tours; Lighting your way to Christmas

Capitol Express Tours is here to help you plan and have a less chaotic trip to Washington DC this holiday season. With booking a guided tour you will have locals giving you insight within every area you visit. Check out their website to see what all you can be guided through and can make off your list of all you want to do this season. Being in a new place during the holidays can tend to be overwhelming for those coming in from out of town, and you can have peace of mind for your trip, allowing Capitol Express to help you through it all. Book your guided tour today!