Winter

Seasonal celebrations, exciting performances and more make for winter whimsy in the District.

10 Great Fall & Winter Hotel Packages in Washington, DC

Both fall and winter make for great times to visit Washington, DC, as the city comes alive with can’t-miss theater , new museum exhibits and so much more. Hotels all over the city, and even some just outside of it, are offering awesome packages and deals throughout the coming months. Check out some...

Guest in The Embassy Row Hotel Deluxe King Room - The best fall and winter hotel packages in Washington, DC
60+ Things to Do This December in Washington, DC

We’ve picked out the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, theater performances, concerts and more happening this month in Washington, DC. Check out the best things to do in the nation's capital and plan your visit today. Events Downtown Holiday Market – Through Dec. 23 This free-to-frequent...

Georgetown Glow winter public art installation - Free things to do this winter in Washington, DC
The Best Things to Do at Washington Nationals Winterfest

Fans of all ages can catch favorite Nationals players, coaches, mascots (and even Santa Claus) at the 2018 Nationals Winterfest on Dec. 1-2 at Nationals Park. From meet-and-greets to baseball and holiday-themed activities and games, fans won’t want to miss holiday season highlight. In anticipation...

Washington Nationals Winterfest at the Washington Convention Center - Winter Family Friendly Event in Washington, DC
Where to Ice Skate in Washington, DC

DC’s year-round temps are pretty moderate, but during the winter – when cold Canadian winds whistle down the Potomac – Washingtonians bundle up for a day (or a night) on the ice. Public ice skating rinks can be found in multiple neighborhoods in DC proper, so check out the best places to hit the...

@bobbykdc - Wintertime ice skating at the National Gallery of Art - The best winter activities in Washington, DC
9 Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Washington, DC

Chinese New Year, also known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival,” begins on Feb. 16. The nation's capital is rich with Chinese culture, so it’s no wonder that the city features numerous ways to celebrate the holiday. We’ve detailed events and activities in Washington, DC that can help you...

@mill_burray - Chinatown Friendship Archway at night - Landmarks in Washington, DC
The 7 Best Snow Day Activities & Things to Do in Washington, DC

In Washington, DC, even major blizzards don’t stop District residents and visitors from donning their snow gear and taking to the streets to play. Join in a snowball fight, sled in the shadow of historic monuments and memorials or start your own snow day bar crawl at award-winning restaurants and...

Family on snowy Washington Monument grounds on the National Mall - The best snow day activities in Washington, DC
Holidays in the White House: First Family Traditions

Holidays at the White House are a family affair…with thousands of guests. Each December, the president and their family deck the White House’s halls and opens the doors for dozens of parties and public tours. It’s a big job to prepare the country’s most famous residence for a month of celebrations...

The White House and the National Christmas Tree - Presidential Holiday Traditions in Washington, DC
20+ Dazzling Holiday Light Displays & Events in Washington, DC

Sure, the District might be part of the Mid-Atlantic region, but it feels more like the North Pole during the holidays thanks to the National Christmas Tree, countless holiday markets, one-of-a-kind seasonal light displays and lots more. Here are some of the best, can't-miss ways to experience the...

@fiz1point5 - ZooLights winter holiday celebration at Smithsonian National Zoo - Free family friendly things to do in Washington, DC
Must-See Museum Exhibits, Events & More Ending Soon in Washington, DC

Many events , plays and museum exhibits that have elevated Washington, DC’s arts and culture scene are ending soon. Fortunately, we’ve compiled our favorites here so that you have an exciting checklist. Consider this your last chance to catch ‘em while you can! • • • Smithsonian Ingenuity Festival...

@jim_malone - Balcony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Theater and performing arts in Washington, DC