Not long after Thanksgiving Washington DC will light up for the Christmas season, and you can be a part of it by visiting the Downtown Holiday Market, which runs from December 3 – 23. Setting up near historic areas like the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the downtown market will be filled with over 150 craftsman and artists. You’re welcome to travel the streets to find the perfect deals and ideal gifts for your loved ones, such as pottery, picture paintings and endless crafts. The area will have stages set up for entertainment as well, and Christmas lights will line almost every artisan’s tents, bringing holiday cheer to DC. You can spend additional time at the festival if you book DC lodging beforehand.
Don’t forget – there are many other venues to see Washington DC as well, and the city offers several quick stop-and-go’s at its historic points with tours like the City Sightseeing Double Decker Hop On/Off Pass. You can spend an entire day touring the city or just a few hours, depending on your schedule. The bus stops at 25 places and you can see memorials like the Arlington Cemetery, National Archives, National Gallery of Art, Fords Theatre and Union Station. The list goes on, and buses depart every 30 minutes from the stops.
If you’d like to explore DC’s attractions in authentic historic transportation, you can travel on the Old Town Trolley Narrated Hop On/Hop Off Tour. The trolley travels around the heart of DC’s memorials, making stops at places like the Washington National Cathedral, White House, Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and others. Your tour makes 17 stops total and includes unlimited on and off privileges on the trolley. Bring your camera along to snap photos of your family and friends.
You won’t soon forget your experience in Washington DC, especially since the Christmas season is almost here. Bring the family along for a truly memorable time!