Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our D.C. Christmas favorites

Here is a list of a few of the things we love to do at Christmas time in the area. For a HUGE list of things to do, go to

Creche exhibit at the
Washington National Cathedral
(Display of nativity scenes from around the during regular visiting hours through Jan. 6)

Festival of Lights at the Washington DC LDS Temple
(Nightly performances as well as a live nativity and a large display of nativities from around the world.)

Holiday Magic at the National Botanic Gardens
(The train display this year is fantastic! Open late on Tuesdays and Thursdays with musical performances.)

Downtown Holiday Market (8th and F Streets)
(Nice handmade gifts for sale...don't miss the hot donuts!)

National Harbor (click here for a full list of activities)
(Very festive with Christmas trees, music, holiday market on the weekends, ICE show)

National Christmas Tree
(see the National tree as well as the smaller State trees, musical performances nightly, Santa's workshop)

Christmas at Mount Vernon

Zoo Lights at the National Zoo

Garden of Lights
at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County
(A large walk-through light display with really fun garden-themed lights...also a train display in the greenhouse)

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