Winter

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

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
11 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Check out our end-of-the-week picks and discover all of the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, concerts and more happening in the nation’s capital. Friday ‘Orchids: Amazing Adaptations’ Step into a world of floral bliss inside the Kogod Courtyard, which connects the National Portrait Gallery...

Smithsonian National Zoo Giant Panda - Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals & More in Washington, DC

With access to free museums, the monuments and memorials, the Library of Congress and more, Washington, DC is unrivaled for its many free attractions . But at any given time, you can also take advantage of free one-of-a-kind events, groundbreaking exhibits and unique festivals, making DC the...

'Pulse' at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum - Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals and More in Washington, DC
20+ Restaurants with Fires to Cozy Up to in Washington, DC

If you’re not fortunate enough to have a fireplace at home or space for a bonfire in the backyard, no worries – these bars and restaurants in the District have you covered with roaring fireplaces, warm wood-fired ovens and outdoor fire pits. So mosey on over to these prime spots for getting cozy,...

Farmers Fishers Bakers Winter Lounge Outdoor Dining with Fireplace in Georgetown - Cozy Restaurants with Fireplaces in Washington, DC
Neighborhood Guide to Winter Restaurant Week in Washington, DC

Winter in the District would not be complete without Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which has been extended through Jan. 27, 2019. Throughout the promotion, over 100 restaurants across the DC area offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner, with brunch and lunch...

Momofuku at CityCenterDC - Where to Eat in Downtown 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
16 Holiday-Themed Theater Performances & Shows in Washington, DC

As the winter holidays near, Christmas music blares from stereos, holiday displays and lights illuminate the District and, most importantly, you need ways to let your seasonal spirit flourish. The nation’s capital has plenty of options, so get that ugly sweater ready for a month’s worth of revelry...

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker - Holiday Performances 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
Everything You Need to Know About DC's Downtown Holiday Market

Where is the Downtown Holiday Market? What’s nearby? Located at 8th and F Streets NW, the Downtown Holiday Market holds down the area in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery . At night, its bright lights bring Penn Quarter and Chinatown to life, providing a...

Holiday Shopping at the Downtown Holiday Market - Christmas and Holiday Market in Washington, DC
Why You Should Experience ‘Pulse’ at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican artist that sees the intersection of technology and art as a pathway to human connection. Lozano-Hemmer was once a chemist, so the biometric nature of his fascinating Pulse exhibit at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is no surprise. The...

'Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse' exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum on the National Mall - Free fall museum exhibit in Washington, DC