Christmas is a magical time of year in DC. There are thousands of festive city lights and Christmas light shows to enjoy.
Check out this list of 5 of the best activities to do in DC at Christmas time.
1. See the National Christmas Tree
Arguably, the best Christmas tree in the United States is on the south side of the White House.
This national Christmas Tree gets lit each year on the first Thursday of December. You can visit the lit-up tree at any time for free after that date.
Also near this Christmas tree is the largest menorah in the world, the National Menorah. You can get tickets to the lighting of both events if you like.
If you book private DC tours, you will enjoy many holiday city lights in Georgetown at Christmas time.
2. Christmas at the Cathedral
The National Cathedral is a gorgeous church to visit any time of year. But on December 15, 2019, you can enjoy Christmas at the Cathedral concert.
Enjoy a collection of medieval and modern Christmas music that will be sure to put you in the holiday mood.
Be sure to walk around the cathedral to find the Darth Vader gargoyle!
3. Enchant Christmas
Talk about a Christmas light show! The largest light maze in the world is right here in Washington, D.C. Featuring a 90,000 square-foot light maze, Enchant Christmas is an unforgettable experience this holiday season.
Enchant Christmas takes place at the National Park from November 22 through December 29.
Make sure to check out the holiday market with over 60 local and international vendors. Then, head over to the skating trail and grab a cup of hot cocoa.
This is the perfect Christmas time outing everyone in the family will enjoy.
3. Georgetown GLOW
Can't get enough of those Christmas lights? Georgetown GLOW is an annual outdoor light art celebration that is sure to take your breath away.
Over a dozen artists will set up lighted art installations in DC's oldest neighborhood.
4. Christmas at Mount Vernon
What better way to get into the DC Christmas spirit than by enjoying Christmas festivities at Mount Vernon?
This season, enjoy a walking tour of George Washington’s estate. Check out where the very first US president and his family lived.
You'll learn a lot of history and also enjoy a variety of holiday activities. Tickets are required for this experience.
5. Boat Parade of Lights
This year, the annual boat parade of lights will be held on December 7, 2019.
Come enjoy decadently festive boats as they float down the Potomac River. This boat parade stretches for a mile along Old Town Alexandria’s waterfront.
Grab a spot and enjoy the twinkling lights reflecting on the water. Then explore Old Town Alexandria and grab a bite to eat.
Enjoy DC at Christmas Time
There you have it! 5 of the best Christmas time activities to enjoy in DC this year. Be sure to tell your friends and family about these activities, too!
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