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Joyful Washington DC Holiday Events

How do you like to celebrate the holiday season? From outdoor ice skating and brilliant light displays to exciting shopping and dining, you'll find it all when you visit the nation's capitol. Enjoy ZooLights at the National Zoo, First Night Alexandria, and other festive Washington DC holiday hotel events.
 
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Exciting Events | Washington, DC

  • National Christmas Tree
       TBA
       5:00 pm
       National Mall
  • ICE! 2016
       November 19, 2016 - January 1, 2017 (closed December 5-7)
       Anytime
       National Harbor
  • A Christmas Carol
       November 17 - December 31
       2:00 pm, 7:30 pm
       Ford's Theatre
  • ZooLights at the National Zoo
       November 27, 2015 - January 1, 2016
       5:00 - 9:00 pm 
       National Zoo
  • Mount Vernon by Candlelight
       November 25-26, December 2-3, 18
       5:00 - 8:00 pm
       Mount Vernon
  • The Washington Ballet's "The Nutcracker"
       November 26 - December 24
       1:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm
       Thearc and Warner Theatre
  • The Washington Chorus presents: A Candlelight Christmas
       December 19-22,24
       2:00 pm, 8:00 pm
       Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • Joy of Christmas
       December 9, 11
       8:00 pm & 4:00 pm
       Washington National Cathedral
  • The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
       December 9 - 31
       TBA
       Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents: A Family Christmas
       December 17
       1:00 pm
       Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents: A Choral Arts Christmas
       December 18 -24
       7:00 pm
       Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents: Carols & Cocktails
       December 18 - 24
       7:00 pm
       Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents: 36th Annual Holiday Concert & Gala
       December 19
       7:00 pm
       Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents: Christmastime in the City
       December 21
       7:30 pm
       Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • National Menorah Lighting Ceremony
       December 6
       4:00 pm, Gates open 3:15 pm
       Presidents Park
 
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