Christmas at Night: Holidays in Washington DC

I just love that Washington, DC embraces the holiday spirit, and this year is no exception. Right now, the Capitol Tree and the National Christmas Tree are on display, and there are some really cool art installations around the city like Georgetown Glow and the Light Yards, and a few bars who have decorated – maybe over-decorated – for the holiday season. During the Holidays in Washington DC, there is so much to see, and a lot to see at night! Check out this list for December 2019. Enjoy, and let me know if I can add a few more, I love exploring our city!

Artechouse: #AURORAinDC

ARTECHOUSE is finishing its 2019 season off on a festive note with AURORA: The Spirit of Northern Lights, inviting its visitors into a world of adventure and spectacle featuring the Aurora Borealis. AURORA: The Spirit of Northern Lights will open to the public Saturday, December 7 and will be on view through January 5, 2020.

Yards Park: #LightYards

Photo courtesy of Dan Swartz for Brandguild.

This year, the annual nighttime festival will feature the installation Airship Orchestra. Beamed from the night stars; skin streaked with galaxy, they bring their healing vibrations to Washington DC. Head inside the formation 6-10pm nightly from December 6th through 23rd to bathe in volumetric sound and rhythmic light pulsation.

Georgetown: #GeorgetownGlow

Experience the sparkle of the season at Georgetown GLOW, the region’s only curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations. Set against the historic backdrop of DC’s oldest neighborhood, it’s a whole new way to shine. Georgetown GLOW 6th Edition: Dec 6, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020. While you’re in Georgetown: Ice skating at Washington Harbor and Ice Dome Dining at the Four Seasons Washington, DC.

Georgetown Jazz at SandboX: Enjoy a jazz performance at SandboX at 3251 Prospect Street, NW, behind Café Milano and newly opened Brasserie Liberté. Performances include Todd Marcus (Dec. 13), Lena Seikaly with Steve Herberman trio (Dec. 14), Chris Barrick (Dec. 20), Sharon Clark (Dec. 21), Elijah Balbed and Dave Manley (Dec. 27), and Steve Herberman (Dec. 28).

City Center DC: #FindYourJoyDC

How do you find your joy at CityCenterDC this holiday season? Show them by posting a photo on Instagram! Use the hashtag #FindYourJoyDC for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. Official contest rules are available at

Drink Company: #MiracleOn7thStreet

Doors open 5 pm weekdays and 1 pm Saturday and Sunday. Because the North Pole never sleeps. Stay tuned for special announcements and events. The Holidays in Washington DC are not complete without heading into this bar.

Hook Hall: #TheChaletAtHookHall

Rent your own private space ($100) in one of our Hook Nook’s and experience sectional lounges, warm Sherpa blankets, fireplaces offering plenty of warmth, and a winterized covered and enclosed space. USB ports, room for 10-12 people. It’s a three-hour rental and you get a Welcome Bottle of Champagne! The Chalet At Hook Hall will also have an assortment of alpine traditions, comfort food and tasty winter treats available. There is a large selection of hot beverages!

Nationals Park: #EnchantChristmasDC

Enchant is the creator of The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze and Market. The event is also host to a bustling artisan Christmas Market, an Ice Skating Trail, seasonal food and beverage, visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, as well as exciting VIP and group experiences. It’s true – a world of Christmas wonder awaits! Nationals Park from November 22 – December 29, 2019.

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National Zoo: #DCZooLights

ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland! Powered by Pepco. Nov. 29 to Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31). Free Admission.

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