We will be closed for day tours of Friday January 24th due to the Annual March for Life. Night tours will operate normally.
Arlington National Cemetery is implementing 100% ID checks at all entrances for guests 16 and over. Visitors 16 and 17 years old may present a school issued identification for entry. Anyone not having ID will be denied entry. If any guest rides over on the Lincoln shuttle and are denied entry to the cemetery, they will not be able to re-board the shuttle.
We ask for your patience as this will create longer than usual delays and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Sunday January 19, 2020 the last tour of the day loads at 3:00 pm from Stop #1 from the Washington Welcome Center. Hotel returns are: 3:30 for Crystal City and National Harbor. 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm for DC hotel returns. Night tours will have normal operations. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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!