Washington DC turns into a wonderland during winter. It’s that time in the year when every nook and corner of the capital city comes alive with light installations, festivities, holiday markets, etc. The below tourist attractions are a must-visit, especially when you do go on one of your Washington DC private tours when the snow is falling and the surrounding atmosphere has turned chilly.
Each year, thousands peer into this winter tourist attraction in the National Zoo owned by the Smithsonian Institution. They are all here to admire thousands of eco-friendly LED light installations that transform the ambience of the zoo into a place with wonderful things during after hours. If you are looking forward to touring this place anytime between the last week of November to the first week of January, excepting Christmas, go ahead. The winter may be cold, but there would be plenty of things to enjoy here, including live music.
You rarely get to see artistic light installations rivaling this one. Set in one of Washington DC’s most popular and oldest existing neighborhoods, it is Georgetown’s only curated exhibit, the light installation that lures plenty of visitors with all sort of interests be it art, music, or sightseeing. Set against a historic background of well-frequented neighborhoods, Georgetown Glow can be best explained as the neighborhood’s reimagining of the art experience during December-January.
Downtown Holiday Market
If you are in the mood for a great holiday and are all geared up to shop and lighten your mood, visit this winter market on F Street during November-December. The Washingtonians consider it as more of a shopping village featuring hundreds of native crafters, boutique businesses, and artisans touting ethnically manufactured goods to visitors. It’s an annual event held in the midst of the Penn Quarter neighborhood in the capital city.
Museums Owned by the Smithsonian Institution
Looking for an indoor attraction that’s open all year round? There are free-of-cost places to be in if you are an art lover. So, do add it your tour itinerary no matter which time of the year you choose to go museum-hopping. All of the Smithsonian’s museums are free to access for the public, and touch upon an array of topics such as natural history, air and space, international cultures, etc.