Celebrating Christmas and the holidays in Washington DC?  Don’t know what to do?  This guide will help you find all the best Christmas events and things to do in Washington DC during the holiday, including the best places to see DC Christmas lights!

What better way to make the most of December than squeezing in some of those holiday vibes with the best Christmas events in Washington DC and Maryland.

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Christmas Event in DC:  DC City Center & Christmas Tree 2023

DC City Center has always done some sort of amazing ice sculpture or attraction at the City Center Park, but this year I have not seen them announce anything.  Either way DC City Center also has a pretty amazing Christmas Tree that will be likely be lit Saturday, November 25 at 6 p.m. in The Park at CityCenter for 2023. Visitors will be met by our 75-foot tree, one of the largest in the city, decorated with more than 150,000 lights and 4,500 ornaments.  Chistmas in Washington DC is definitely not complete without a stop at City Center!

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Also, you can’t miss their annual Christmas decorations at Palmer Alley NW and the DC Center Square!

DC City Center

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Location of Christmas Tree

The Park at City Center

1098 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

Winter Igloo, Yurt, Lodge Dining Experiences in Washington DC

Washington DC has exploded with a variety of winter and holiday-themed outdoor dining and drinking experiences.  Think cute igloos, yurts, and lodges all to yourself and your 5 besties!  These are some of my faves:

Winter Igloos at The Watergate Hotel 2023

The ultimate in luxury, The Watergate Hotel offers cozy winter-themed igloos for you and your posse to rent!

Have a hot drink and a bite too eat with 6 of your closest friends.

These winter igloos are heated and beautifully decorated for that winter wonderland feel.

Probably the most expensive activity on this list of Christmas events in DC, the igloos costs from $150 to $300 to rent with food and beverage minimums.

Food and Beverage minimum ranges from $50 to $75 per person, depending on time and size of your party.  If you are looking for a unique winter activity and don’t mind the extra dollar signs, then this would be a truly epic experience.


Entrance inside The Christmas Village.

201 Waterfront Street · National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

Dates and Hours

Open from now through March 2021

For specific pricing and availability check their Tok:  https://www.exploretock.com/thewatergatehotel/


The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

Heated Igloos at the Four Seasons

The Four Seasons transforms the BOURBON STEAK patio into Bourbon and Bubbles for the winter season!  Book a cute igloo and enjoy food and drinks from the BOURBON STEAK menu.

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(Photo from Four Seasons)

Location:  2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

Make a reservation here:  https://www.fourseasons.com/washington/dining/restaurants/bourbon_steak/

UPDATE:  They may not be doing Igloos this year, I’ve not seen anything posted you may want to call ahead to check!

Yurt Dining Experience at Fiola in DC

Every wanted to go glamping but without the actual camping part?  Well, now you can with a dining experience at Fiola!

Fiola has set up yurts in a forest of trees on their patio for a winter outdoor dining experience, Yurt Village.  You can enjoy a selection of 5 courses for $150 per person with selections from their Harvest Menu!


UPDATE:  Fiola has not announced any yurts yet for this year.

Viking Village at Hook Hall

No announcements have been made for the Viking Village at Hook Hall yet for 2021.  Benches covered in fur, fire pits, and woodland themed decor help you live out all your Viking fantasies at Hook Hall.  You can book a Viking Hut or a Viking King’s Quarter, with prices ranging from $125 to $250.

Each themed hut includes a welcome bottle of champagne, sectional lounge seating, heaters, special food and drink menus, a table, and the option to keep the “doors” open or closed.

You can also book a Fire Pit for up to 6 people for $15.

Location:  3400 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20010

More information and booking:  https://www.hookhall.com/viking

UPDATE:  Hook Hall has not announced a Viking Experience yet for this year.  They however do have a Safari Experience!

City Center Fig & Olive and Del Frisco’s Holiday Greenhouse Dining

Both Fig & Olive and Del Frisco’s at the City Center are offering dining in a greenhouse!  Cute little greenhouses sit outside the restaurants in the City Center courtyard.  You cannot reserve these greenhouses online, you will have to call (202) 559-5004.

More information:  https://www.citycenterdc.com/events/2021/11/al-fresco-holiday-dining/

Library of Congress Christmas Tree

The Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress has one of the most stunning interiors in all of Washington DC.  During the holidays, the Library of Congress puts up a beautiful Christmas tree right in the center of the Jefferson Building.

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Surrounded by tiled ceilings and archways, this Christmas tree is by far my favorite indoor tree that’s completely free to enjoy!  Because of Covid the Library of Congress requires visitors to reserve free tickets before visiting:  https://loc.usedirect.com/LOC/.

You can also apply for a free reading pass to actually read in their reading rooms.  Definitely don’t miss some of the exhibits they have going on, such as the Rosa Parks Exhibit!

Washington DC Christmas Event: National Christmas Tree Washington DC 2023

The 100th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature performances from Shania Twain, the Estefans, Joss Stone, Andy Grammer, and more. CBS will broadcast the 2022 National Christmas Tree Lighting on December 11th at 8pm ET, offering a special opportunity to friends and families across the country to tune in and celebrate this holiday tradition from the comfort of home.

Some dates to know:

October 25: Free ticket lottery opens at 10 a.m. ET.
November 1: Free ticket lottery closes at 10 a.m. ET.
November 30: National Christmas Tree will be lit for the 100th time!
December 2: The National Christmas Tree area opens to the public.
December 12: CBS Network will air the broadcast at 8 p.m. ET.

To attend in person for the ceremony you would have had to enter the lottery.  The tree will be lit on November 30th and you can visit starting December 2nd!

DC Holiday Lights 2023

DC’s Main Streets and commercial corridors have joined together to bring you a spectacular DC Christmas lights experience. Between November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024, take a stroll down each of the participating corridors below to experience a dazzling array of lights and decorations.

As many of the districts, holiday attractions, and lights are closed this year, this is a nice way to get in the holiday spirit while shopping locally!

For details on where to see the lights:  https://dcholidaylights.org/

ICE at Gaylord Resort & Convention Center 2023

How many Christmas events in DC can boast that they have TWO MILLION TONS of ice carved into colorful sculptures?

Pretty epic right?

ICE is the Gaylord Resort’s indoor wonderland, for 2023 the theme will be the classic 1964 Christmas animated television special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This is an event the whole family will enjoy.  The amazing ice sculptures were created by artisans flown in from Harbin, China.  And did I mention there’s a slide completely made of ICE?  How fun is that?

ICE at Gaylord is kept at a chilly 9 degrees Fahrenheit, but not to worry your ticket comes with a hooded calf-length parka to keep you nice and toasty.   Remember to still dress warmly, especially your feet and legs.

Definitely get your camera ready for ICE because it is an Instagrammers dream and such a fun event for Christmas in Washington DC!  Remember to bring one of those lens wipes (like for your sunglasses) because your camera will fog up from the cold.

  • Hand-carved scenes depicting A Christmas Story
  • A self-guided, walk-through experience that lasts approximately 15-30 minutes. In total, you should plan to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the entire ICE! experience.
  • Four two-story tall ice slides
  • A walk-through holiday attraction kept at a chilly 9°F
  • 2 million pounds of colorful ice sculptures
  • 20,000-square-foot, frozen attraction
  • Hand-carved by 40 artisans from Harbin, China.

Dates for ICE at Gaylord National

November 19 to December 31st, 2023

• Sunday, November 19, 2023 – 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
• Monday, November 20, 2023 to Saturday, December 30, 2023 – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
• Sunday, December 31, 2023 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

ICE at Gaylord Ticket Prices

From $29.99 Child/$39.99 Adult.  More information on ticket pricing and calendar :  https://tickets.gaylordnational.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=81


Glow Georgetown DC 2023

Georgetown has always been one of my favorite neighborhoods in Washington DC for the holiday season.

This historic feel and cute little allies make it perfect for a day of shopping and brunching.  During the holidays this year, Georgetown is set a GLOW with magical light art installations throughout the neighborhood.

This is one of the most delightful DC Christmas lights experiences because it is completely free and open to the public and perfect for the whole family.  For a map of the exact locations of each installation go here:


The 9th Edition of Georgetown GLOW invites visitors to experience a new season of light through outdoor public art.  More information to come:  https://www.georgetownglowdc.com/

Dates and Hours for Georgetown GLOW

DECEMBER 1, 2023 – JANUARY 7, 2024
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Washington DC Christmas Lights Event:  Light Yards 2023

No announcement has been made yet for 2023.

Light Yards is another DC Christmas lights experience!  It’s running from DEC 1, 2022 – JAN 1, 2023 — 6PM – 10PM.

This year the holiday installation will feature illuminated, 22 feet tall trees trimmed top to bottom in holiday decor and festooned lights that will cast The Yards’ Sun Deck with beautiful, colored patterns.  The installation was designed by Australian artist studio Amigo & Amigo and will be crafted locally in Baltimore.


The Yards Park

355 Water Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

Dates and Hours

Nightly from 6:00-10:00 pm beginning on ​Friday, December 1, 2021 through ​January 1, 2022


DC Christmas Lights Event:  Festival of Lights at Washington DC Mormon Temple

The Festival of Lights at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints aka the Mormon Temple to the locals and aka Disneyland if you grew up in this area, is a DC Christmas lights event that’s completely free!

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The Mormon Temple definitely puts on a show during the holidays.  The entire temple is dazzling in 400,000  sparkling lights.

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Go during the middle of the week before the sun is down to avoid long lines getting into the parking lot.  I absolutely loved walking through this DC Christmas lights event.

If the line for parking is too long you can also turn off and park on the street.  The trick is to park on the residential street right off of Stoneybrook Dr.  If you are driving north on Stoneybrook take a right on Hill St and park, if you are heading south on Stoneybrook take a left on La Duke Dr and park.  You can easily walk to the temple from both these streets and there was plenty of parking when we went on Monday.


Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center
9900 Stoneybrook Drive
Kensington, Maryland 20895

Dates & Time:  Monday – Sunday | December 1 – January 2 | Dusk – 9:00 pm

More information on the driving route and parking:  https://dctemple.org/festival-of-lights/

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Next, you can actually see the lights from the public and open sidewalk!  That’s how we did it on Monday.  We didn’t actually drive through, instead, we parked and walked over, thus avoiding the traffic and line all together!  Plus we had a fun little photoshoot!

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Zoolights 2023 DC Christmas Lights at the National Zoo

The National Zoo glitters with Zoolights, an annual Christmas in DC tradition.  And for the first time, this beloved DC Christmas lights tradition is NOT FREE.  There is a $6 per person fee for DC Zoo Lights for 2023.

Of all the Christmas events in DC, Zoolights is probably the most kid-friendly.  This winter wonderland experience has 500,000 LED lights glittering through the zoo.

Visitors can stroll through immersive lantern displays showing rainforest, grassland, desert, ocean and polar habitats and the animals that call them home. Live musical performances, delicious treat offerings and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping make this special event a dazzling and immersive experience for families and nature aficionados.

Though there is parking at the zoo for $30 per car, it is HARD to find a spot!  I would recommend taking the Metro.

The National Zoo is on the Red Line and the stops for the zoo are Woodley Park-Zoo or Cleveland Park metro station, both are about the same 10-minute walk to the zoo.

Dates and Hours

Dates and hours for 2023:

WEEK 1 | Nov. 24, 25, 26| Friday to Sunday

WEEK 2 | Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 3 | Thursday to Sunday

WEEK 3 | Dec. 7, 8, 9, 10 | Thursday to Sunday

WEEK 4 | Dec. 14, 15, 16, 17 | Thursday to Sunday

WEEK 5 & 6 | Dec. 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 | Thursday to Saturday

Zoolights Address

3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008


Ice Skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden 2023

A list of Christmas events in DC would not be complete without some ice skating!

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden transforms into a stunning ice skating rink every year.

Come during the day for fun with the whole family or come at night for a romantic date night, either way, ice skating at the Sculpture Garden is a must-do for the holidays in Washington DC.

The ice rink does get quite crowded though so if you have young children be careful.

Skating sessions begin at the top of each hour and are sold in two 45 minute sessions.  Skating fees for two 45-minute sessions (beginning on the hour):
$12 for adults and children age 13 and over
$9 for skaters age 60 and over, children 12 and under, and students with a valid school ID

If you happen to miss the beginning of the session, whittle the time away by checking out the surrounding art or grabbing a hot chocolate at the Pavilion Café.

The skate rental fee is $6; lockers are available for $1 ($5 deposit required).

Dates and Hours for the Ice Rink at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Dates and hours haven’t been announced yet for 2023!

November 26, 2022 – March 5, 2023 (weather permitting)

Sunday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Friday– Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Location of National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Constitution Ave NW & 7th Street, Washington, DC 20408


US Botanical Gardens Season’s Greetings Holiday Exhibit, Best Free Christmas Event in DC

Looking for a free holiday event that doesn’t require tickets?

Well, add the Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train display to your Christmas events in DC checklist because it’s spectacular.

This year, the outdoor holiday display will include a train display in the gated outdoor gardens, with trains running from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. between Nov. 23, 2023, and Jan. 1, 2024. The trains will run through displays of pollinators made from plant parts. These scenes will range from oversized models of native U.S. flowers, butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds to an orchid bee pollinating a vanilla orchid flower, a chocolate midge pollinating a cacao flower, a lemur pollinating a traveler’s tree flower, and more!

Step inside the Conservatory to enjoy Christmas decorations and poinsettia displays!

And while it’s looking a bit bare outside beautiful holiday blooms will be on display inside including over 3,000 poinsettias.

Dates and Hours

  • The outdoor train display and Conservatory hours are both 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily between Nov. 23, 2023, and Jan. 1, 2024., closed Dec. 25.
  • On three Thursdays in December – Dec. 14, Dec. 21, and Dec. 28, the Conservatory and outdoor train display will have extended hours, staying open until 8:00 p.m.
  • On two dates TBD, the gated outdoor gardens will open at 10:00 a.m. to accommodate the Garden’s sensory-friendly programming. For additional information on programs for special audiences, please visit our Accessibility page.
  • The Terrace Gardens and Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens are open dawn to dusk daily.
  • No tickets are required to visit any area of the U.S. Botanic Garden.


100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001

Ice Skating at the Wharf

Ice skating at the Wharf is a relatively new activity in DC because the whole area was redeveloped in recent years.

The ice rink is over the water and would provide a beautiful sunset skating experience.

The start times are less rigid than at the Sculpture Garden so could offer a more relaxed experience.  There are plenty of restaurants for dinner and drinks after your skate.

The Wharf Ice Rink is open every day from November 22, 2023 through late February, depending on weather conditions.

Dates and Hours

Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-8pm

Special Extended Hours

Special Holiday Hours
November 20 (Southwest Skate Day – Must show proof of Southwest DC residency): 12pm-6pm
November 23 (DCPS Holiday): 12pm-8pm
November 24 (Thanksgiving): 12pm-8pm
December 23 (DCPS Holiday Break): 12pm-10pm
December 24 (Christmas Eve): 12pm-6pm
December 25 (Christmas Day): 12pm-8pm
December 26 – December 30 (DCPS Holiday Break): 12pm-10pm
December 31 (New Years Eve): 12pm-8pm
January 15 (MLK Day): 12pm-5pm
February 20 (Presidents’ Day): 12pm-5pm

Prices for Admission

Adult Admission – $13
Youth Admission – $10
Senior/Military (Valid ID Required) – $10

Rental Prices:

Skate Rental – $7
Skate Aid Rental – $7
Locker Rental – $3

MGM National Harbor Christmas Decorations

If you want a spectacular indoor display of Christmas decorations near Washington DC definitely check out the MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

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Their atrium, which is just outside their theater has a beautiful display featuring a giant train, nutcracker, and even a snowman!

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They have the hallway leading from the garage to the atrium decorated with pretty photo spots!

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This casino resort is completely free to enter, though if there’s a show going on be prepared to wait in line for food, seating, and bathroom access.

One of the Best Things to Do for Christmas in DC is Enchant Christmas DC for 2023

The world’s largest Christmas light maze and market is going to be at National’s Stadium this holiday season for 2023.  This DC Christmas lights experience has it all!!

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Ice skate under twinkling lights, enjoy hot cocoa while wondering through life-sized light displays.

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Honestly, I’m super excited to go to this for Christmas in Washington DC!!  I think it will be the most photogenic of all the Christmas events in Washington DC this winter.

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Enchant sells tickets based on time windows.

I would buy the earliest window possible because you get as much time as you want at Enchant in Washington DC and also it does tend to get colder the later it is.  We got the 4:30 to 5:30pm tickets.

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You can arrive after your ticket window but not before which is why I recommend getting earlier tickets.  Enchant was not crowded at all, though we did go on a Sunday night after it had rained all day.

Actually the later it got the less crowded it was, probably because of the cold.  It was such a beautiful experience!  We even did ice skating.  Watch my video of our experience below and subscribe!

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Enchant Christmas DC Dates and Hours

  • November 24 – December 31 2023

Prices start at $32 for adults and $24 for juniors, more price and ticket information here:  https://enchantchristmas.com/washington-dc-nationals-park/


Christmas Tree Farm at Gaver Farm

There’s nothing quite like getting a real Christmas tree and cutting it yourself!

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Gaver Farm has over 60 acres of beautiful Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir and Canaan Fir trees on their farm for you to cut your own.

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Experience the magic of being surrounded by endless rows of Christmas trees and bringing one home to enjoy for your holidays!

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Though this farm is not in DC it’s close enough at about 1 hour outside of DC in Mt. Airy Maryland.

Dates and Hours

OPENING November 25 – December 18, 2022 from 9 am – 5 pm daily.

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Christmas Tree Farm Location

5501 Detrick Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771

Colorado Blue Spruce (up to 6 feet) $85: Premium tree with strong, sturdy branches; blue-green in color; excellent needle retention.
Douglas Fir (up to 6 feet) $75: Most popular variety with dense branch structure, green needles. Great for decorating with kids! Pre-cut ONLY!

More information at https://gaverfarm.com/christmas/christmas-trees/

Have Fun Cocktails at Christmas Bars Washington DC

Miracle on 7th Street Pop Up Bar has become number one on our Christmas in Washington DC checklist since the first one about 3 years ago.  – Unfortunately, the original Miracle has closed, keep reading to see all the new Christmas bars in DC for 2023.

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Brought to you by The Drink Company (responsible for the infamous Game of Thrones Bar and the magical Cherry Blossom Bar), Miracle on 7th is spot on every year in decorating this location into an epic Christmas explosion.

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Between the boozy holiday beverages and exploding Christmas vibes, you may actually believe that Santa does exist.  My favorite cocktails?  Definitely Let the Muletide Roll and The Mortimer Duke because I like my drinks more on the refreshing side.

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During the weekend (Thursday – Sunday) lines here are LONG so get there early or else you could be waiting a while out in the cold.  Though during the week, the lines are much shorter so you could just walk right in.

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If you are a DC local or visiting during the holidays, Miracle on 7th should definitely be on your winter bucket list.

Miracle on 7th is now family friendly too!  Before 9pm those that are UNDER 21 can enter accompanied by a parent or gaurdian that’s 21 and over.  They’ve also extended their hours to day time on Saturday and Sunday.  I can’t wait to take my toddler here!

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Death Punch Bar in Adams Morgan

Death Punch Bar in Adams Morgan has taken up this holiday DC tradition by opening Miracle and offers a fully immersive holiday experience upstairs!

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They’ve partnered with “Miracle”  which has bars all over the country.  You will need to make a reservation because of the pandemic and they are for 90 minutes each.

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The Christmas Bar at Death Punch in DC was cute, but definitely not as over the top as the original Miracle.

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Their drinks are not as good either.

Honestly, I didn’t enjoy their holiday drinks that much and we pretty much sampled all of them even the shots!

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The best drink was the one that came in a reindeer glass with a marshmallow on top!

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The saving grace however was the FOOD!!  We ordered all their skewers, the shio peppers, and even the mini yule log for dessert.  Every single item was absolutely delicious!

The experience is running from Nov 24 – Dec 31, 2023, 12pm to 2/3am.

More information:  https://www.deathpunchbar.com/miraclepopup

Maxwell Park in Navy Yard

Maxwell Park in the Navy Yard has also opened up a Christmas-themed bar in Washington DC.

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This DC Christmas Bar has partnered with the original designer of Miracle on 7th from the Drink Company, Salame Aspiazu to transform its bar into an over-the-top holiday explosion!  No reservations are required for Maxwell Park, but I expect it to be packed. 

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You can also reserve a candy cane greenhouse for a more intimate holiday experience for groups of up to 6 with a $300 deposit that goes toward your food and drink. 

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Personally, I don’t think the greenhouses are worth it for the price.

Even though Maxwell Park is working with one of the designers from the original Miracle on 7th, the decor lacked the “Christmas threw up in here” factor.  It is nicely decorated, but again having gone to Christmas Bar in DC from Drink Company this one does not live up to that standard.  It’s still a cute bar and I would recommend it.

The Christmas drinks however here were terrible, worse than Death Punch Bar!  One drink we had tasted like cough syrup, except worse than cough syrup.  Again Drink Company had really nailed their cocktail recipes and neither Maxwell nor Death Punch has quite come up to par.   I would stick to their wine selection here instead of the Christmas cocktails.

The food here however was pretty tasty we had the caviar and trout dip!

This Washington DC Christmas Bar runs from 11/26/2021 to 12/31/2021.

2023 UPDATE:  They have not announced a Christmas bar yet for this year!

Urban Roast near DC City Center

Urban Roast, a cocktail, and coffee bar just 2 blocks from DC’s hip City Center has really stepped it up this year with their Christmas bar!  Their decorations, food, and holiday cocktails will blow your mind with holiday cheer in DC!

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The decorations and “Instagramble Spots” were definitely the best at Urban Roast!  Even upon entering you have a little selfie station that’s absolutely adorable.  Even their little restaurant next door Urban Eats has cute decorations up!

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We sampled their artichoke dip and cheese plate, both perfectly delicious and sharable.

Now let’s talk about those holiday drinks, every single drink we had at Urban Roast’s Christmas bar was good!

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If you like a tart drink, their hot toddy will warm you right up.

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Their holiday shooters were not only adorable but equally delectable.

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I’ve got a soft spot for margaritas so their Holly Jolly ‘Rita, a holiday-inspired margarita definitely hit home for me!

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For seating, you need to make a reservation.  They also have outdoor reservations available that come with firepits where you can roast marshmallows and make smores!

I highly recommend indoor seating though for all the holiday vibes!

Location:  916 G Street Northwest, Suite C-2, Washington, DC 20001


The Willard InterContinental for Christmas in Washington DC

The Willard InterContinental is a hotel that outdoes itself every year with the Christmas décor.

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If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit a stop here to check out their Christmas decorations is a must.

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And if you want to really take it all in, stop for their Holiday Afternoon Tea at Peacock Alley.

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Holiday afternoon tea at the Willard is spectacular.  They have a delightful selection of holiday-themed teas and treats.  I absolutely loved their scones.

Afternoon Tea at the Willard is child friendly and our daughter enjoyed it.  The Willard gave her the option of having tea or hot chocolate.  Of course she chose hot chocolate!

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Holiday tea is served in December from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., excluding December 24, 25 and 31st.  Reservations are required.

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Location of The Willard

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Wunder Garten DC Winterfest

Wunder Garten is a cute little beer garden in DC hosting a Winter Festival.  This Christmas even in DC continues to be our favorite year after year.

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The outdoor space is cozy with fire pits and heaters.  They transformed the Bier Garden into an epic Christmas explosion that rivals Miracle on 7th!  This DC Christmas pop up is not to be missed!

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And definitely try their spiked cider, super yummy and it’ll keep you warm.  For 2022 you can rent private cabanas for you and your group to enjoy!

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Even the entrance to Wunder Garden is adorable!

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Wunder Garden Winterfest Hours and Dates

December 4, 2022, through December 20, 2022. This year’s WINTERFEST is set to be the biggest and best one yet. Find everything from Christmas trees, seasonal beers and warm cocktails, live entertainment, and evening holiday dance parties at the city’s most festive Bier Garten!

Location:  1101 FIRST STREET NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002

More info:  https://www.wundergartendc.com/winterfest


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