The nation's capital is bathed in different shades of red, white and blue throughout the year (especially during campaign time) but once the holiday season approaches visitors will find every color of the rainbow featured in lights, ribbons and ornaments.
Starting in November and lasting until the New Year, holiday happenings are everywhere in Washington, D.C. The best part is the huge variety of attractions to see. So while you are whittling down your shopping to do list, make sure to check out these holiday events that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
What's the holiday season without a viewing of the Charles Dickens' classic tale 'A Christmas Carol'? Instead of watching a movie, be sure to catch the Ford's Theatre production and take in some history at the memorable venue. How about careening down slides made entirely of ice and seeing a fountain show choreographed to holiday favorites? Check out Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center's Christmas on the Potomac celebration.
If you enjoying seeing thousands of twinkling lights, try your luck at winning a lottery ticket to watch the First Family flip the switch at the National Christmas Tree Lighting or go to the National Zoo to see your favorite animals, reptiles and amphibians aglow during Zoo Lights.
To welcome in the New Year, head over to Virginia for First Night Alexandria which features fireworks on the Potomac River, kid friendly events and live entertainment.
Don't be a Scrooge! Grab the coat, scarf and hat and head to these top D.C. holiday attractions!