Food2Feed – Nov. 15

WHUR 96.3FM Studios – WHUR’s Annual Food Drive and Live broadcast


Love Jones the Musical – Nov. 15-20

Tickets: $52.50


Holiday Ice Skating – Mid November – Mid March, experience the ice inside the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden


A Christmas Carol – Nov. 17-Dec. 31

Ford’s Theater

Tickets: $22.00 – $92.00


Muppets & Puppets – Nov. 23-Jan. 8, 2017

This showcase presents a selection of Muppets and marionettes from the museum’s collection illustrating the evolution of puppetry

Free Admission


Nov. 24-Jan. 2, 2017 – Seasons Greenings

Celebrating the holidays and America’s natural and cultural treasures at the United States Botanic Garden

Free admission


Downtown Holiday Market – Nov. 25-Dec. 23

Downtown bazaar in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery


ZooLights – Nov. 25 – Jan 1, 2017

Vibrant display of Christmas lights along with activities and special themed nights Free Admission


Christmas at Mount Vernon – Nov. 25-Jan 6, 2017

Tour George Washington’s mansion during the day or by candlelight, and enjoy fireworks along the Potomac River

Tickets: Adults – $20, Youth – $10, Children (0-5) – Free, Senior – (62+) – $19


Third Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at CityCenterDC – Nov. 26

Free Admission

The ceremony features tree lighting, a holiday concert, balloon artists, face painters, jugglers and holiday-themed activities.


The Nutcracker – Nov. 26-27

Tickets: $59.00 – $250.00

Warner Theater


Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon – December 16-17

Holiday themed fireworks and special programs at Mount Vernon

Tickets: $34 adult/$24 youth with Mansion tour | $30 adult/$20 youth without Mansion tour


Odyssey New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise – December 31

Bring in the New Year on the Odyssey

Tickets: $104.90 per adult


The National Christmas Tree and the Pageant of Peace – December 1

Lighting Ceremony

Tickets: TBA


ICE! – Christmas at the Gaylord National Resort – Nov. 19-Jan. 1

Step inside a winter wonderland created entirely of 5,000 BLOCKS of ice weighing 2 MILLION POUNDS!

Tickets: Adults (ages 12+) starting at $29, Kids (ages 3-11) starting at $21, ages 2 and under are free


Six Flags America Holiday in the Park – Holiday in the Park – Nov. 19-Jan. 2

Six Flags America will feature millions of glittering lights, holiday entertainment, seasonal treats, Santa’s Village, and many popular rides

Tickets: $65.99 at the Main Gate or $51.99 for a family or group purchase of four or more


Smithsonian Holiday Festival – Dates TBA

Features family-friendly entertainment including concerts, seasonal films, Mars Chocolate demonstrations, holiday photo opportunities, trunk shows, book signings, and more

Free Admission

Winternational Celebration – December 7, 2016 11am – 2pm

An exciting celebration showcasing the cultural and culinary traditions of Washington’s diplomatic community.

Free and open to the public

Georgetown GLOW – Dates TBA

Georgetown will be aglow this holiday season with an innovative exhibition of light-art installations and lighting of major structures

Free Admission


The Living Christmas Tree – December 9-11

A unique show featuring music ranging from traditional Christmas carols to contemporary gospel. The Living Christmas Tree is a 30-foot-tall steel structure that holds an 80-person choir.

Tickets: Children & Adults: $12, Seniors $10, Ages 10 and under $10


Grand Opening MGM Casino National Harbor – December 8mgm-grand-opening

NBC 4’s Health and Fitness Expo

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Dates TBA 9am-5pm

Free Admission


2017 Presidential Inauguration – January 20, 2017

National Mall


Washington Auto Show – Jan. 27-Feb. 5

Walter E. Washington Convention Center