What to Do on Christmas Day in Washington, DC

Dec. 3, 2019

Spending Christmas Day in a new city can be stressful, as every city is different, and it can be difficult to find information on holiday business hours. Washington, DC is a beautiful, festive place to spend the holidays, however, there are a few things that visitors should know in order to plan the perfect Christmas.


The team at BestBus has provided a few essential tips for navigating Washington, DC on Christmas Day whether you are taking a luxury bus from New York, or you are spending your first Christmas in the city as an ex-pat.


  • Visit free outdoor attractions

    Many of Washington, DC’s iconic monuments and memorials are open to the public for free all year round. Visitors can enjoy a healthy dose of sightseeing on Christmas Day with a visit to the Lincoln Memorial, and many other monuments on the National Mall. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a festive model train exhibit in the botanic garden.

  • Spend the day at Mount Vernon

    This famous site just outside of Washington was the home of George Washington, and visitors are welcome to explore the estate on Christmas Day. In fact, this may be considered the best time to visit Mount Vernon, as the staff opens the third floor of this building for public viewing and displays an early-American Christmas scene.

  • Enjoy a Christmas meal

    Big cities like New York and Washington DC are great places to travel to by luxury bus during the holidays, as there is no limit on restaurant options on Christmas Day. By planning ahead, and making a reservation, visitors can find a number of special Christmas menus in restaurants throughout Washington, DC.

  • Alternatives to Christmas celebrations

Many people in Washington, DC do not celebrate Christmas, and simply wish to carry on with their regular routine on Christmas Day. For travelers who are looking to get some exercise, fitness facilities can be found in the Jewish Community Center. Alternatively, visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the lush, expansive parks in Washington, DC. For entertainment, travelers can also head to a movie theatre on Christmas Day.

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