Christmas may be one of the best times of the year to visit Washington DC, and probably also most of the American cities. The lights and decoration dress up to the occasion and bring the most intense activities to the streets and public spots – if you are around, here is a short list of the enjoyable and affordable ones you should not miss! You have to spend your Christmas in Washington
ZooLights lights up the regular display areas to match the holiday mood in a showcase open to all – and with interesting side events like BrewLights, bringing select microbrew beer and craft selection while supporting animal preservation.
If you are into the urban highlights, you will enjoy the District Holiday Boat Parade at the Wharf. Increasingly becoming one of DC’s most demanded spots for nightlife and shopping, on December it attracts the competition to the best-decorated boat on display the Potomac, only to finish with the enlightened view of the river and its fireworks.
Downtown Holiday Market at 8th and F will be the go-to for shopaholics at the warmth of a street market, or simply to those who enjoy a sweet bite while looking for decoration ideas, any time of the day.
For the sporty souls, skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink at the lights of the surrounding buildings will be the must of the season. This cozy ring is embraced by the vibe of a romantic set up art and sculptures that make it a sure bet for all audiences and occasions.
Plenty of choices for all budgets that will give you the perfect excuse to get your boots on and go outside!