Are you visiting the nation’s capital this Christmas? If it’s your first time, you might be wondering what to do once your luxury bus service arrives? Well, after checking into your hotel or dropping off your bags, try following some of these suggestions from BestBus.
Below, you’ll find five must-do things for your Christmas visit to Washington, D.C.!
1. Attend the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
On the first Thursday of December each year, the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is held at the White House. However, if you won’t be in town yet, don’t worry. The tree, located on the South Lawn, can be easily seen from the National Mall and a variety of local tours take you right up close.
2. Explore Union Station
As one of the country’s oldest train stations, Union Station is a great place to explore during the holiday season. Not only is it a gorgeous train station and an architectural wonder to admire, but there are also a host of fantastic shops and crafts boutiques inside as well. There’s also a holiday train display each year, making it a fun spot for all ages.
3. See the Sights at Night
Want to experience Washington, D.C., in a different light? There’s no better way to admire its landmarks than by taking a twilight tour. There are many luxury bus services and walking groups that offer such tours. Seeing the monuments, like the Lincoln and Washington memorials, at night can provide a more reverent and contemplative setting than during the day.
4. Visit a Holiday Market
Are you searching for the perfect gift for your partner? Perhaps you simply want to pick up a few keepsakes to place under the Christmas tree this year; either way, you’ll find it at one of D.C.’s many markets. Some of the more popular ones include the Downtown DC Holiday Market, Swedish Christmas Bazaar, and the Heurich House Museum Christkindlmarkt.
5. Take in a Show
If you’re a fan of music, there are a host of fantastic holiday offerings to choose from in D.C. One of the most popular is The Nutcracker, put on by the Washington Ballet. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra also puts on their annual holiday show during the whole month of December. A Christmas Carol is also showing at the Famous Ford’s Theatre throughout the month.
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