The DC Tree Delivery Holiday Event Guide includes some of the most well known Washington, DC traditions as well as some lesser known events. We will continue to update the guide throughout the season but if you have and event you'd like us to share please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Washington DC Holiday Event Guide 2015:
Washington Harbour Ice Rink - The Washington Harbour Ice Rink is now open for skating! Admission is $10 with skate rentals $5 more. Try going on Saturday night from 10-12:00PM is Rock N Skate. This rink runs until March 2016.
National Gallery of Art Ice Rink - Enjoy ice skating surrounded by large, contemporary sculptures. Admission is $8.50 with $3 skate rentals! This ice rink closes on March 13th.
Christmas on the Potomac Festival - Each year the Christmas on the Potomac Festival takes place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention center and this one is no exception. Featured as one of the 12 Most Festive Places to Find Holiday Spirit by the American Automobile Association, you'll find a 60-foot glass tree of light, indoor snowfall, and a nightly light show accompanied with holiday music and dancing fountains. The events runs from November 21st to January 3rd.
The U.S. Botanic Gardens "Seasons Greenings" - The U.S. Botanic Gardens has a seasonal exhibit featuring model trains moving through plant-based models of DC monuments and landmarks. The "Pollination Station" also features one of the largest indoor decorated trees in the region.
ZooLights - This year ZooLights will have more than 500,000 LED lights illuminating the National Zoo. It can get crowded on warm night. As a tip, try taking the Metro to Cleveland Park rather than Woodley Park to avoid walking up hill! ZooLights runs from November 27th to January 2nd (except Dec. 24, 25, & 31).
Downtown Holiday Market - Now in its 11th year, the Downtown Holiday Market sets begins on November 27th and runs through December 23rd. The Market features nearly 150 vendors selling crafts, food, and holiday services. Based near the Verizon Center, the Downtown Holiday Market is a great stop on a night out!
CityCenterDC's Holiday Tree Lighting - Beginning at 6:00PM, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington will start a tree lighting tradition in one of DC's newest neighborhoods. If you've never visited the CityCenter you should check out the new shops!
2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting - Unfortunately tickets are been sold out for some time, but you can watch the ceremony online or on PBS. There are plenty of musical performances including Fall Out Boy, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Crosby, Still & Nash, and Joyous String Quartet you can see online or might be able to near from nearby. Tickets are required for the December 3rd ceremony but you and view the tree anytime after that this 2015 Holiday season!
The Nutcracker - Even if you've seen The Nutcracker before, you should check out Warner Theatre's version. Their version included a DC-centric backdrop including cherry blossoms and skylines. The show runs from December 3rd through 27th.
Rhode Island Ave Neighborhood Tree Lighting - Rhode Island Row is planning live entertainment, photos with Santa, and refreshments around their tree lighting ceremony. The event takes places from 5-7:30PM. Check out their Facebook event here!
Smithsonian Holiday Festival - Several Smithsonian museums are hosting all-ages events the weekend of December 5th & 6th. Concerts, films, and photo opportunities are taking places at the African Art Museum, American History Museum, Natural History Museum, Air & Space Museum, and American Indian Museum. Check out there events calendar here!
Logan Circle Holiday House Tour - Join in the Logan Circle tradition of walking the traditional and contemporary houses in the neighborhood. Tickets are $30 and include a variety of musicians and singers at many of the homes. Proceeds from the tour help fund the Logan Circle Community Association.
Hoppy Holidays - Drink the District is back at it with their Hoppy Holidays event. Featuring more than 50 beers, DC's best food trucks, and live music, tickets start at $40 for the Union Station event.
Georgetown GLOW - In it's second season, Georgetown GLOW is a free event that features the region's only curated outdoor exhibit of modern light-art installations. The event takes place over 10 nights and will include free hot chocolate, gift wrapping, and special deals from over 30 Georgetown merchants. Read more about the event here.
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