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Discover holiday magic in Washington, DC - Your ultimate adventure awaits in this winter vacation wonderland

Check out upcoming holiday events, concerts, and exhibitions, including Georgetown Glow and Broadway in Color.


Season’s Greenings: All Aboard!
U.S. Botanic Garden/Nov. 22-Jan. 1, 2019
The U.S. Botanic Garden gets decked out for the holidays thanks to this annual exhibit featuring a model train running through classic train stations including New York City's Grand Central Terminal and St. Louis' Union Station

Georgetown GLOW
Georgetown/Nov. 23-Jan. 1, 2019

A month-long celebration displays illuminated artwork from a group of artists, from locally renowned to internationally celebrated in outdoor spaces throughout DC’s oldest neighborhood.

The Nutcracker
Warner Theatre/Nov. 24-Dec. 28

A beloved local tradition puts a Washington, DC spin on the traditional story, set in the Lincoln White House where the Cherry Blossom Princess graces a child’s adventure. Colorful and comical, this is a performance for family audiences.

Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show
Atlas Performing Arts Center/Dec. 14-30
DC’s Step Afrika!, the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, puts on a holiday extravaganza at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in the H Street neighborhood. The family friendly show combines clapping, stomping and stepping for a dazzling array of percussive dance.

Cathedral Choral Society: Joy of Christmas
Washington National Cathedral/Dec. 15-16
The Joy of Christmas is the Cathedral’s marquee event, featuring renditions of Christmas classics and sing-alongs. This year’s event features a new carol from popular British composer Paul Mealor.


Broadway in Color
Citywide/Thru August 2019

Theatre Washington’s theme for the 2018-2019 season spotlights the diverse offerings of creators, stories and performers including “Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Signature Theatre (Jan. 23-March 10), “BLKS” at Woolly Mammoth (Feb. 4-March 3) and “Oslo” at Round House (April 24-May 19).

Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week
Citywide/Jan. 14-20
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington will curate a week filled with deals from dozens of DC restaurants offering multiple-course and prix fixe meals.

Twelve Angry Men
Ford’s Theatre/Jan. 18-Feb. 17

Reginal Rose’s ever-resonant courtroom drama examines personal bias as jurors from 12 backgrounds consider the fate of a teenager accused of murder. Director Sheldon Epps spurs the familiar drama into a conversation about race in America.


Date Nights DC
Citywide/Feb. 1-28

A monthlong promotion centered around romantic deals on is designed to inspire mid-winter getaways to the nation’s capital.

DC Chinese New Year Parade
Chinatown/Feb. 10

The streets of DC’s Chinatown will fill with spectators celebrating the year of the pig as the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) hosts the annual Chinese New Year’s parade. 40,000 are expected to attend. 

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