|15 Dec 2023||Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Concert)||Capital One Arena, Washington|
|16 Dec 2023||A Candlelight Christmas (Concert)||Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington|
|02 Dec 2023||FONAs Winter Festival & Tree Sale||U.S. National Arboretum — New York Avenue Parking Lot, Washington|
|09 Dec 2023||Holiday Market with Santa Claus at metrobar||metrobar DC, Washington|
|12 Dec 2023||Winter Wellness Wonderland||VIDA Fitness, Washington|
|03 Dec 2023||Film Screening Ryuichi Sakamoto Coda||Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art, Washington|
|10 Dec 2023||Film Screening Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence||Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art, Washington|
|03 Dec 2023||Winter Wonderland Market||Wonderland Ballroom, Washington|
|09 Dec 2023||Vendor wanted _ Christmas Winter Gifts Pop Up Shop||1611 Eckington Pl NE, Washington|
|05 Dec 2023||Big Freedias Christmas in Central City Tour||9:30 Club, Washington|
Amidst the backdrop of a Washington winter, where snow-kissed streets and the shimmering glow of holiday lights transform the city into a picturesque wonderland, Christmas 2023 ensures to be a truly enchanting and unforgettable experience. As the nation's capital prepares to embrace the festive spirit, there's an air of anticipation that goes beyond mere celebrations. In this article, we'll delve into the heart of Washington's Yuletide magic, unveiling the captivating events, traditions, and surprises that await you this holiday season.
From the grand illumination of the National Christmas Tree to the timeless beauty of historic Georgetown, join the journey through the epicenter of holiday cheer in the heart of America. Washington, D.C., offers a tapestry of experiences this Christmas, blending history, culture, and the spirit of the season in a way that is truly unforgettable.
Attend the Tree Lighting at the 20th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and enjoy the magical moments when the tree spreads festive lightings. Capture these beautiful moments with family and friends, the twinkling lights, and the holiday decorations. Enjoy live music, carolers, or a local choir performing holiday songs, Savor delicious seasonal treats, some parades and also kid-friendly activities to make it worth everything you could have for this christmas.
Let's make this holiday season extra special by coming together to celebrate on the water at The Wharf. Whether you're a boat owner or a spectator, The District's Holiday Boat Parade assures to be an unforgettable experience filled with lights, laughter, and the joy of the season. If you're not a boat owner but want to be part of the magic, join the crowds along the waterfront promenade at The Wharf to witness this stunning spectacle. The shimmering parade of boats will pass by, creating a breathtaking view for all.
Explore the World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market and help Santa find eight gifts hidden by the mischievous Eddie the Elf in time for the Christmas delivery! Wander through the elaborate light maze, taking in the enchanting displays. Also you can explore exclusive christmas markets and browse a variety of stalls offering unique merchandise. You can also participate in holiday-themed workshops, enjoy delicious holiday treats, children activities, photo attractions and many more.
The Christmas formal typically calls for dressing up in your finest attire, which may include elegant gowns, tuxedos, or formal suits. The event venue is likely to be decked out with holiday decorations like twinkling lights, Christmas trees, and festive centerpieces to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. It may include a gift exchange activity like Secret Santa, pre-dinner cocktail hour, holiday-themed meal and some live entertainment.
Participate in a night hunt for hidden holiday treasures or ornaments. Gather around a bonfire, roast marshmallows, and make s'mores. It's a cozy and traditional way to celebrate the holiday season. It will conclude with spectacular fireworks or light shows to mark the arrival of Christmas. So, This Christmas Eve Night Hunt and Sweets ensures you to make lasting holiday memories with family and friends!
Christmas has to be one of the best times of the year! Whether you’re new to the city or you’ve been here for years, there are tons of things to do in Washington to celebrate Christmas each year.
Washington has some fantastic venues which are hosted Christmas events & parties last year, find them below: