Holiday Activities Around the DC Region

The District and surrounding areas host a plethora of FREE holiday celebrations. With the influx of visitors to these exciting seasonal events, parking will be in high demand. Take Capital Bikeshare instead! We highlighted some of our favorite events and nearby stations for easy riding.

National Christmas Tree

Date: December 5, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Nearly a 100-year-old tradition, the National Christmas Tree will be lit every day from 4:30pm to midnight and open to the public after the lighting ceremony on December 5.

  • New York Ave & 15th St NW

Silver Spring Christmas Market & Holiday Craft Fair

Date: December 8, 2019

Enjoy arts and crafts, shopping and baked goods during the Silver Spring Christmas Market. Purchase gifts in time for close friends and family, just in time for the holidays

  • Veterans Pl. & Pershing Drive

  • Fenton St. & Ellsworth Drive

Zoo Lights

Dates: November 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020

More than 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights transform the National Zoo into a winter wonderland. ZooLights will be open 5-9pm and includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of holiday shopping opportunities.

  • 3000 Connecticut Ave NW / National Zoo

Downtown Holiday Market

Dates: November 22, 2019 - December 23, 2019

The 2019 Downtown Holiday Market boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the DMV. Open noon to 8pm, the market brings a unique and festive shopping “village” to Downtown DC, and features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters, and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods.

  • 7th & F St NW / National Portrait Gallery

Georgetown Glow

Dates: December 6, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Georgetown GLOW is the region’s first and only curated exhibition of outdoor public art installations and re-imagines the season of light in a new way. Works will be lit from 5-10pm nightly.

  • Potomac & M St NW

  • 34th & Water St NW

  • C & O Canal & Wisconsin Ave NW

  • Wisconsin Ave & O St NW