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Christmas 2023 Celebrations In Washington

Washington DC is a city of so many sights to see, and there’s no better time than the festive season to explore all that this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Christmas is one of the most popular celebrations in the country, and that just means more fun for everyone. It’s not just the rich and famous who look forward to celebrating the holidays with friends and family. So whether you’re looking for a place where you can spend Christmas with your clan or a cozy place in which to take your parents for their first holiday together in years, The city is all set for it.

Things To Do In Washington On Christmas 2023

The festive vibe will be in full swing on December 22, with various Christmas events and activities set to take place across the city. Here's a look at some of these celebrations you can check out while you’re in town:

  • Relume's bestselling succulent garden candlemaking class with a cozy season twist! DIY one-of-a-kind candle that you will get to decorate with molded beeswax adornments, including succulents and cacti, as well as limited edition fall/holiday-themed items ranging from pumpkins and fall foliage to Christmas and Hannukah-themed items.

  • The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites everyone to its annual Czech Christmas Market Browse stands filled with beautiful handcrafted ornaments, Bohemian crystal, exquisite bead and glass jewelry, fine art, Moravian wines and traditional liquors.

  • Kansas City Ballet’s seasonal tradition, The Nutcracker, returns to the Kennedy Center to continue our annual holiday presentation of America’s best Nutcrackers. 

  • The annual tree lighting ceremony in the hotel’s Courtyard will be filled with tiny white lights and a shimmering Christmas tree, the courtyard becomes a glittering crystal garden - the perfect venue for holiday celebrations.

  • Climb aboard the festive tour bus and explore American culture & Christmas traditions through historic stops at the Capitol Christmas Tree, the National Christmas Tree, and the O Museum!

  • Join the 30th Anniversary of the District's Holiday Boat Parade. Celebrate the holidays with this iconic DC event that features over sixty beautifully decorated boats parading along the Washington Channel.