Winter

Seasonal celebrations, exciting performances and more make for winter whimsy in the District.

Free Things to Do: Winter in Washington, DC

There’s nothing like a trip to Washington, DC in winter. The nation’s capital is filled with free winter activities and gorgeous holiday displays, serving as a great destination to celebrate any winter holiday. From festive virtual events to holiday markets, Washington, DC features plenty of free...

Free Things to Do This Winter in Washington, DC - Holiday light displays, celebrations and more
10+ Dazzling Holiday Light Displays & Events in Washington, DC

Sure, the District might be part of the Mid-Atlantic region, but it feels more like the North Pole during the holidays thanks to the National Christmas Tree, holiday markets, one-of-a-kind seasonal light displays and lots more. Here are some of the virtual and in-person ways to experience the...

@fiz1point5 - ZooLights winter holiday celebration at Smithsonian National Zoo - Free family friendly things to do in Washington, DC
Holidays in the White House: First Family Traditions

Holidays at the White House are a family affair…with thousands of guests. Each December, the president and their family deck the White House’s halls and opens the doors for dozens of parties and public tours. It’s a big job to prepare the country’s most famous residence for a month of celebrations...

The White House and the National Christmas Tree - Presidential Holiday Traditions in Washington, DC
#MyDCcool Fan Photos of the Month

We’ve asked our Instagram , Twitter and Facebook fans to tag their DC pics #MyDCcool , and the results have been incredible! Check out these beautiful photos from the month of October, including gorgeous shots of fall foliage, some of the best dishes from around the city and exciting photos from...

@martinstavern - new fall drink menu
15 Holiday-Themed Theater Performances & Shows in Washington, DC

As the winter holidays near, Christmas music blares from stereos, holiday displays and lights illuminate the District and, most importantly, you need ways to let your seasonal spirit flourish. The nation’s capital has plenty of options, so get that ugly sweater ready for a month’s worth of revelry...

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker - Holiday Performances in Washington, DC
10+ Great Sports Bars & Restaurants in Washington, DC

When the big game is on, it's time to cozy up to a bar, order a brew and some apps and enjoy. We've compiled a great list of bars and restaurants that make for the perfect sports-watching experience in Washington, DC. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants and bars have restrictions and...

Penn Social - Places to Watch Football in Chinatown - Washington, DC
Where to Find the Best Hot Chocolate in Washington, DC

Brace yourselves, winter is here and along with it, the bitter cold. How will you weather the storm? We’ve got your survival guide right here, and it involves hot, melted chocolate beverages that are sweet, sinfully delicious and sometimes very adult.

@icecreamjubilee - Nutella Hot Chocolate from Ice Cream Jubilee - Where to Find the Best Hot Chocolate in Washington, DC
Things to Do This Week in Washington, DC

As you continue to practice social distancing and the city slowly reopens, we've gathered up some things to do, including safe in-person activities as well as virtual events going on this week. As always, you can check out tons of on-demand virtual museum tours , neighborhood tours , TV and movies...

@rodriguito_saint_king - Pentagon City Metro
Everything You Need to Know About DC's Downtown Holiday Market

Where is the Downtown Holiday Market? What’s nearby? This year's edition of the Downtown Holiday Market will be on the street, filling two entire blocks of F Street NW from 7th to 9th Streets. Now in its 16th year, its bright lights bring Penn Quarter and Chinatown to life, providing a holiday...

Holiday Shopping at the Downtown Holiday Market - Christmas and Holiday Market in Washington, DC