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.
Ring in the new year by showing your loved ones around your city! 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!
Smithsonian's National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. 2026333045Free
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. And don’t forget to share your #DCZooLights experience on social media!
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Season's Greenings: America's Gardens
United States Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave.2022258333Free
Join us to explore botanic gardens from Hawaii to Maine in this year’s Season’s Greenings holiday show! Plant based recreations of conservatories, fountains, and sculptures will fill the model train room. These will include iconic garden scenes like Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s vibrant red Japanese torii gate, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ flamingo topiaries, Missouri Botanical Garden’s famous Climatron conservatory, and Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Rocket Garden featuring NASA space nodes and rockets! The Conservatory will be filled with thousands of flowers, including a showcase of heirloom and newly developed poinsettia varieties.
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free Community Day
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. 2027835000Free
The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA)! Visit us on Community Day for FREE admission to the museum. Take this opportunity to explore our current exhibitions, permanent collection, and events.
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St. SE
Winterfest is coming! Nationals Park is turning into a winter and baseball wonderland for our annual weekend-long fan fest, complete with both indoor and outdoor programs. Come interact with players and coaches, hear updates on the team, and enjoy special behind-the-scenes access to several parts of Nationals Park that are typically closed during the season! Paid admission.
DC Chinese New Year Parade
The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) is holding its biggest and most diverse parade ever to ring in the 4718 Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat! Our dynamic community-based parade will include traditional lion and dragon dances, Kung Fu demonstrations, firecrackers, live music and marching bands, beauty pageant winners, VIPs, and other community talents! Route Start: 6th & Eye St NW; Route End: 6th & H St NW.