Best Holiday Happenings in Washington D.C.

Real Estate Agent with Buyer's Edge Company Inc

Christmas Lights


There are so many fun things to do in the Greater Washington D.C. area during the holiday season.

Here's a list of my personal favorites. 


  1. ZooLights at the National Zoo - Thousands of Washingtonians take advantage of the free event featuring lights, a winter wonderland theme, and live music. The reptile house is an active place at night and I highly recommend going to see the snakes and other creatures when they're awake and on the move! The gift shop is open and you can buy food and drinks at the concession stands. The military night is December 19th and all military personnel receives a 15% discount at the gift shop and 30% discount at the concessions. 
  2. Downtown Holiday Market - The 13th Annual Downtown Holiday Market happens in the heart of Washington D.C. The closest metro is Gallery Place Chinatown and the outdoor market runs everyday Noon - 8 p.m. through Saturday, December 23rd. Local exhibitors from Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District sell their wares. I always find unique gifts for my family and friends. 
  3. Seasons Greetings at Botanic Gardens  - The Botanic Gardens are on the National Mall not too far from the U.S. Capitol. The Conservatory is open all year round and features beautiful plants. The holiday theme includes trains and miniature houses decked out for the holidays. This free event is fun for families and first dates! You can take your time strolling through the indoor gardens and jungle. 
  4. The National Christmas Tree - It was in 1923 that First Lady Grace Coolidge agreed to allow the District Public Schools to erect a Christmas tree on the Ellipse south of the White House. Every year since a large National tree has graced the lawn. Each State, U.S. territory and the District of Columbia has a tree. There's live music every night and a Yule log that burns until the New Year. Another free event that you don't want to miss! 
  5. Gaylord's National Harbor Ice - This is a relatively new holiday event in Washington D.C. but it's a local favorite. Marriott brings in more than 2 million pounds of ice to create an ice palace. There are ice sculptures and a huge ice slide. This year's theme is Rudolph. Tickets need to be purchased for these activities but it's worth every penny! 


Posted by

4849 Rugby Avenue Bethesda Maryland 20814 office 301.657.1475 cell 301.922.1677


Victoria Henderson is Vice President & Associate Broker with Buyer's Edge, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Realtor in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Victoria is a certified Military Relocation Professional 



Marshall Henderson is a Certified Negotiation Expert & Exclusive Buyer Agent with Buyer's Edge & Realtor in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC

Certified Negotiation Expert


Members of National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents

Not Just a Buyer's Agent, an Exclusive Buyer's Agent. There's a Difference. Learn more at: &


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Just for Fun
Inspiration !!
POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul
Dedicated Bloggers
HyperLocal Neighborhood and Community Posts
buyers agent
buyers edge
exclusive buyers agent
marshall henderson
victoria ray henderson
best holiday activities in dc
christmas in washington dc
what to do in dc during the holidays

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

To Victoria and Marshall Henderson hello.

Looks like there is a lot happening in Washington D.C. this holiday season.

Have a great week and happy holidays.

Dec 04, 2017 12:01 PM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Lot of fun Christmas activities going on in DC.  Enjoy!!

Dec 04, 2017 02:49 PM #2
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson many great fun places to visit in Washington D.C. during Holidays.

Dec 04, 2017 04:28 PM #3
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Victoria Ray Henderson

Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
Looking for Buyer Agents in Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC
Spam prevention