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Halloween is over which means the holidays will be here before you can blink. Here are some things we are looking forward to this holiday season.

Glen Echo Park Puppet Company


For younger children there is a Nutcracker puppet show at Glen Echo Park beginning on November 27th. Click here for more information on times and how to buy tickets.

Old Town Alexandria


On November 27th Old Town Alexandria will be kicking off the holiday season with their tree lighting. Click here for additional details on this free event.

ICE at National Harbor


Bundle up and experience ICE at National Harbor. There will also be fireworks and a Christmas Tree lighting at National Harbor on November 29th. Click here for more information on dates, times and tickets.



On December 5th the Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a holiday sing-a-long at 4pm. The event is free and you can find more information here.

Kennedy Centerfamily-christmas1

The Kennedy Center is hosting a Family Christmas Concert on December 13th at 2:00pm. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

 National Botanic Garden

Photo Credit: Architect of the U.S. Capitol

Photo Credit: Architect of the U.S. Capitol

The train display at the National Botanic Garden is a must for any age and is free. The display opens on November 26th and closes on January 3rd. Click here for details.

National Zoo

National Zoo Lighted Elephant

The holiday light display at the National Zoo is a fun activity for families and is also free.The display opens on November 27th and runs daily through January 2nd from 5pm-9pm.  Click here for more information.

Ice Skating

National Sculpture Gallery Ice Rink

There are lots of spots in the city to ice skate. Here are a few we love to visit.

Mount Vernon

Christmas at Mount Vernon

Our first President George Washington’s home Mount Vernon is beautiful during the holidays and definitely worth visiting. Click here for information about the holiday schedule.

Happy Holidays from Kids Will Travel!


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