Experience Washington, DC This Holiday Season

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Wonderful Holiday Events That Take Place in DC in December


DC Holiday Lights Tour

The Washington, DC area hosts several wonderful holiday events that take place in December to mark the end of each year.
This is why the area continues to remain one of the hottest destinations during the holiday season for tourists from all around the world.
If you are looking to enjoy fascinating light displays, candlelight tours, Christmas tree ceremonies, and a multitude of shows; book yourself for a guided bus tour to explore the mesmerizing Washington, DC in December.
Our guided bus tours make sure you stay warm and cozy as you witness the magic of the city’s world-famous festivals and New Year celebrations.

Here are a few of the holiday events you can experience in Washington, DC this holiday season.
The National Christmas Tree Celebrations
The National Christmas Tree is hugely popular among thousands of tourists, every holiday season. The spellbinding conifer is located at the White House Ellipse in President’s Park. The tree is surrounded by several decked out trees that feature handmade ornaments from the 56 American territories and states.
Happening musical performances add to the celebrations every night and continue throughout the holiday season.
The tree is lit every day from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm while the display is open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. It is free to visit.

Experience the Georgetown GLOW Exhibition of Light-Art
The Georgetown GLOW has now attained the status of being one of the most sought-after holiday celebrations in DC. Thanks to its incredible potential, it is a popular month-long celebration. Visitors have the chance to witness incredible work by both local and renowned artists, which is displayed in outdoor spaces throughout the neighborhood.
The exhibition lasts from December 8 to January 7 from 5:00 pm -10:00 pm

Take a Candlelit tour at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
This year, enjoy a truly unique experience by taking a candlelit tour of Mount Vernon. It takes place from November 24 to November 25 and for a few days in December. The timings are from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Don’t miss out on the chance and get enchanted by the incredible beauty of the 18th-century dancing and fireside caroling.

A Walk Through the Season’s Greenings
The U.S. Botanic Garden is beautifully decorated during the holiday season and features a model train exhibit that runs through dozens of plant-based models of roadside attractions such as New Jersey’s Lucy the Elephant and South Dakota’s Corn Palace along with many more.
Visitors also witness the garden’s collection of DC’s most famous landmarks, inside the conservatory. These include a new model of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History.
You can experience all this and more this year from November 23 to January 1 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. All visitors can enjoy memorable displays until 8:00 pm with other festivities including concerts.

Final Thoughts
With our guided bus tour, you no longer have to worry about doing the prep work and arrangement requirements that you make before visiting landmarks in the holiday season.
December is an exciting month for tourists. Enjoy a guided bus tour to easily access crowded sites in Washington, DC for experiencing the magic of the city’s most famous holiday events and places.

Brandi Marcene | USA Guided Tours DC Blog Contributor