Winter Wonderland

Your guide to the holiday season in Washington, DC

Ultimate Guide to Winter in Washington, DC
Seasonal celebrations, holiday performances and good cheer make for winter whimsy in the District.

The nation’s capital becomes a wonderland in winter, with the National Christmas Tree standing as a beacon of the holiday season near the White House. During your visit, you can dine in a Michelin Guide city, ice skate in three different neighborhoods, seek out knowledge at free Smithsonian museums, enjoy world-class theater-going experiences and watch NHL and NBA stars excel inside of Verizon Center. Washington, DC can feel just like home during the holidays.

national Christmas tree lighting