If you’re planning to spend the holiday season in DC, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top recommendations for holiday activities in Washington.

Check Out The White House Christmas Tree

For your first stop, you’ll definitely want to check out the huge fir Christmas Tree on the White House Lawn. The gorgeously decorated tree is a sight you’ll want to catch at night, when it’s all lit up, so grab a hot beverage and head over to take some pictures.

President’s’ Park, White Hose
Washington, DC

Go Holiday Shopping

While there are plenty of places in DC where you can splurge on holiday gifts, our top recommendation is Georgetown’s M Street. You’ll be able to find tech goodies for your teenage cousins, along with children’s clothing for your nieces and nephews. Looking for some more grown-up selections? You’ll also find options like home goods stores and designer boutiques for some impressive gifts to surprise your loved ones with. For another option, check out DC’s annual holiday market, where you can find gifts made by local vendors.

Georgetown
M Street NW
Washington, DC

Holiday Market
F St NW & 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
1 202-215-6993

Catch a Holiday Concert

Ring in the holidays with a performance of some of your favorite hymns or Christmas Carols. Although there are plenty of options to choose from depending on your musical tastes, you definitely won’t regret going to see the Choral Art Society’s December 24th performance at the Kennedy Center, which includes a number of well-known holiday favorites. Bring the kids along to this one for an ideal holiday activity to enjoy together.

December 17-24, 2017
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

See The Holiday Lights

One of the best parts of the holiday season is seeing the stunning light displays strung up around the city. We recommend heading out to Georgetown, where you’ll see both the neighborhood’s public art installation and the Holiday Window Competition that local businesses engage in.

Georgetown, Washington, DC