15 Holiday Events in Washington, D.C.  You Must Attend 

Embrace the festive spirit at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse, featuring musical performances and a dazzling display. 

Wander through the enchanting Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday decorations. 

Experience the magic of the Smithsonian's National ZooLights, where the zoo transforms into a winter wonderland with animated light installations. 

Revel in the historic charm of the Old Town Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights along the Potomac River. 

Indulge in the seasonal delights at the Downtown Holiday Market, showcasing local artisans and their unique crafts. 

Join the Victorian-themed Christmas at Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate, for a glimpse into 18th-century holiday traditions. 

Celebrate the diversity of the city at the National Menorah Lighting, marking each night of Hanukkah on the National Mall. 

Immerse yourself in the classic tale at Ford's Theatre during "A Christmas Carol," a timeless holiday production. 

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