Journalist Newsletter

Winter 2020-2021 Edition

Dear Journalists,

As Washington, DC remains in a modified phase 2 reopening status, Destination DC (DDC) continues to communicate the latest on including a travel status update and coronavirus-related reopenings, closures and canceled events.

Many holiday happenings are virtual this year due to the pandemic including the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (Dec. 3) and Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Show (Dec. 16). Ford’s Theatre will radio broadcast its popular play adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol on Dec. 25. For more wintertime inspiration, check out

The U.S. presidential inauguration takes place on Jan. 20, 2021. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, but other event details have not been announced. As we have more information, will serve as a guide. The site currently has 20+ inauguration hotel packages, free things to do and info on what’s open.

Stay updated on Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s travel advisories at Learn more about DC’s virtual events, new developments, hotel and restaurant updates, and industry news below. If you need additional assistance with a story or images, please contact our communications team.

Note: At the time of sending this newsletter, the information in each section below is current, but please check for the latest updates.

We look forward to working with you.

Warm regards,

Danielle Davis

Director of Communications

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