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Visit the National Christmas Tree
From: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
The National Christmas Tree is DCs claim to fame during the holidays, and for good reason. The gorgeous conifer lives in Presidents Park on the White House Ellipse, where it's surrounded by trees decorated with handmade ornaments from 56 U.S. states and territories and is accompanied by nightly musical performances throughout the holiday season. The display is free to visit and open from 10 a.m. 10 p.m. while the National Christmas Tree is lit each day from 4:30-10 p.m.