5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Washington DC

5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Washington DC

Washington DC is one of the best places to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Bus tours of Washington DC are always a popular attraction and are one of the most fun ways to explore the city. You can choose from a wide range of activities that will always bring back many special memories.

How to Enjoy the Holidays in Washington, DC

  • Visit the National Christmas Tree

One of the main attractions in Washington DC is the National Christmas Tree located near the White House. Each night musical groups from the area entertain visitors in front of the White House. These nightly events are always free to the general public, and only tickets are required for the Lighting Ceremony.

  • Check Out Gaylord National Resort

The Gaylord National Resort is always a favorite attraction during the holidays. You can view the winter wonderland that is created from 5,000 blocks of ice that weigh over 1.5 million pounds. Each year brings a new theme, as the Gaylord National Resort is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Washington, DC.

  • View the Holiday Toy Train Exhibit

Toy train displays are always popular throughout the holidays. You can view model trains at many locations, including the Season Greetings Show at the United States Botanic Garden, the Union Station Holiday Train, and the Garden Railway Exhibit at Brookside Gardens.

  • Take a Candlelight Tour

Numerous house museums throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia offer candlelight tours complete with holiday treats and seasonal music. You can take a step back in time and check out George Washington’s 18th-century estate at Mount Vernon with a candlelight tour.

  • View Christmas Light Displays

Viewing the beautiful display of Christmas lights is always a favorite tradition during the holiday season. You can take a stroll through a local park in Washington DC to view the numerous Christmas light displays and decorations.

Enjoy Bus Tours of Washington DC

DC Trails is one of the leading companies to offer bus tours of Washington DC. We can help you explore the historic city and experience the many attractions of the holiday season. We will let you explore the city in style, as we have 66 state of the art motor coaches.

Contact us today to learn more and book your tour of Washington DC!


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