16th Nov 2017
Thanksgiving is next week and that means that the holiday season is about to begin! There are so many festive things to do in Washington, DC during the holiday season we would suggest some options for holiday fun so you can spend more time enjoying loved ones.
The Smithsonian Holiday Festival
Join The Smithsonian at the National Museum of American History December 2- 3 for their holiday festival! This event features free live music, exhibits and children’s activities. Don’t forget to bring a little change for the holiday treats and food that will be on sale! For more information, please visit the official National Museum of American History Events website.
The 13th Annual Downtown DC Holiday Market
The Annual Downtown DC Holiday Market will be celebrating its thirteenth anniversary! Visit the unique shopping village to see more than 150 vendors offering unique holiday gifts including crafts, clothing, accessories and photography. The market opens on November 24th, and runs through Saturday, December 23 from Noon to 8 pm daily.
The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
On November 30th, celebrate the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. Each year visitors from around the world come to check out the unique decorations, displays and live performances throughout the holiday season. Seasonal displays include a Yule log, a large-scale model train and a Christmas manger. Tickets are only required for the lighting ceremony. If you’re unable to make it, stop by before January 2nd for perfect picture opportunity with family and friends!
The National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony
The National Hanukkah Menorah will be lit on the White House grounds, at the Ellipse on Tuesday, December 12th at 4:00 pm! Festivities at the lighting ceremony will include musical performances by the US Air Force Band and free dreidel and menorah kits. Did we mention there would be hot latkes and donuts?
Whatever you have planned for the holiday season, we hope it brings you joy and happiness!