The Christmas Lights Road Trip Around Washington DC That’s Nothing Short Of Magical

Most people who live in or around Washington DC know that driving can be awful because of the traffic. But there is one experience that you won’t mind being in the car. Throughout the DMV area, the holiday spirit comes to life every year through the magnificent Christmas decor. We narrowed down the best light to displays to these nine destinations and created the beautiful Christmas lights road trip to take in Washington DC. For an evening of holiday fun, grab your friends and loved one and take this epic Christmas lights road trip around the district!

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This road trip takes around three and a half hours. You can start in Virginia or reverse it and start in Maryland, if you choose!

You can view map of the trip here.

Will you be adventuring on this holiday themed road trip? If you prefer to walk instead of drive, we recommend the 14 best holiday light displays near Washington DC!