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!

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

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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!

Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
Address: 1041 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
Address: 720 West 34th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211
Address: 528 Delmar Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Address: 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895
Address: 43034 Tippman Pl, Chantilly VA 20152
Address: 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA 22182
Address: 47807 Blockhouse Point Pl Sterling, VA 20165
Address: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121