Stop #17 the Portrait Gallery stop will be closed for the upcoming future due to major construction. Guest can walk three blocks west to 10th and E St NW which is stop #1, the Welcome Center to board the trolley. We apologize for any inconvenience and will notify when that stop opens.
Arlington Cemetery Tours will not operate on December 14, 2019 and January 11, 2020. Volunteers from Wreaths Across America will be placing wreaths on the grave sites here on December 14th and removing them on January 11th. The box office at the cemetery will be open on both those days for future tickets sales but no tour will be available.
Spend the holiday season with friends and family enjoying all that Washington DC has to offer! District of Columbia residents, as well as residents within a 50 mile radius can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass!
Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights, powered by Pepco, a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with two dazzling laser light shows set to music! ZooLights closed December 24, 25 and 31.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Space Lasers and Satellite Measurements
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue2027075000
Having recently launched two new instruments, a new era of spaceborne laser altimetry will deliver surface elevation and structure observations to advance our knowledge of land and sea ice coverage, surface water hydrology, and more. Scott B. Luthcke will discuss the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter (ATLAS) aboard ICESat-2 and the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) instrument on the International Space Station, their performance thus far, and their dependence on satellite geodesy.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Native Art Market
National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St. & Independence Ave.2026331000
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian host its annual Native Art Market Saturday and Sunday in Washington, D.C., featuring works from more than 30 Native artists.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The District’s Holiday Boat Parade
760 Maine Avenue SW
Join us as we celebrate the parade and see the beautifully decorated boats pass by. Sip hot cocoa and make s’mores at our fire pit. Visit our lighted Christmas Tree and enjoy other fun activities, including live music, skating on our ice rink and sampling winter drinks at our Waterfront Wine & Beer Garden.
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Market from Shop Made In DC
The Wharf, 760 Maine Avenue SW
Shop your favorite local goods this holiday season at the Holiday Market from Shop Made In DC! For four days, enjoy live music, a variety of gifts from local merchants, seasonal drinks, and more. Plus, enjoy a meet-and-greet with Santa and one of his elves on Saturday, December 14th!