Winter

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

13 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Washington, DC

African American history and culture are an essential part of DC’s identity, which means that there are numerous ways to celebrate Black History Month in the city. Below, we’ve detailed some of the best ways to engage with DC’s African American culture and community this February. The nation’s...

@jbano1 - Sunrise over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC
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5 Reasons to Visit Enchant Christmas in DC

The holiday season is a wondrous time in the nation's capital, as the city wears its seasonal spirit on its sleeve with awesome holiday displays and performances . This year, DC receives a special treat in the form of Enchant Christmas at Nationals Park , which can be added to the list of must-see...

The Best Things to Do at Washington Nationals Winterfest

Fans of all ages can catch World Series champion players, coaches and mascots at the 2020 Nationals Winterfest on Jan. 11 and 12 at Nationals Park. From meet-and-greets to baseball-themed activities and games, fans won’t want to miss this fun-filled two-day event. In anticipation of this year’s...

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10 Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Washington, DC

Chinese New Year, also known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival,” begins on Jan. 25, 2020. 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...

Chinese New Year Parade in DC's Chinatown neighborhood - Ways to celebrate Chinese New Year in Washington, DC
Where to Find the Best Hot Chocolate in Washington, DC

Brace yourselves, winter is here and along with it, the bitter cold. How will you weather the storm? We’ve got your survival guide right here, and it involves hot, melted chocolate beverages that are sweet, sinfully delicious and sometimes very adult.

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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 . Now in its 15th year, its bright lights bring Penn Quarter and Chinatown to life,...

Holiday Shopping at the Downtown Holiday Market - Christmas and Holiday Market 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
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
15 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