Washington DC turns festive as the holidays approach, and in style. Decorations are put up in every nook and cranny of the city to welcome the most awaited time of the year. You will see nights as bright as days, with a stunning display of lights illuminating the DC neighborhoods. Below are some of the places that you cannot miss on your private tours Washington DC.
The Dazzling Visuals of the Zoolights
Step into the wilderness of the National Zoo and witness the sizeable collection of animals here. However, do not leave hastily, as the after-hours are filled with the stunning display of over 500,000 environmentally friendly LEDs. In addition, there are live music, animated light installations, and much more accompanying this. These illuminating lights are on display from November 23 to January 1 (but closed during December 24, 25, and 31).
Visit the National Christmas Tree
The National Christmas tree is famous throughout the world for a reason. This is a coniferous tree, which resides in the President’s Park within the White House Ellipse. The place is encircled by several trees, which are adorned with various handmade decorative items. This includes ornaments from each of the 56 states of the US. Apart from that, there are interesting musical performances every day during the festive season, and the whole place is free to visitors between 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
The Downtown Holiday Market
The downtown holiday market is a bustling spot flooded with vendors, crafters, sweets, hot coffee, as well as holiday performances. With all the visual attractions, the place is definitely worth visiting during the winters when you tour Washington DC. It is located nearby the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. At nightfall, the market springs to life and fills up with visitors.
The Georgetown Glow and the Light-Art
The Georgetown neighborhood, which is one of the city’s most historic areas, will definitely excite all your senses. The place has numerous sights of pure artistic beauty, illuminated at night. During the month-long celebrations from December 1 to January 6, the district is occupied with artworks by renowned artists. You can stroll around the locality during your DC tours and witness these works during the winter nights. You can also pay a visit to the adjoining Washington Harbour where you can indulge in ice-skating.