D.C. November 26, 2017
10 Majestic Spots In DC That Will Make You Feel Like You’re At The North Pole
It’s that wonderful time of the year in DC! The streets light up, the cocoa warms up and the whole district feels just a little bit magical. Yes, winter is here and the holidays are in full force. If you haven’t quite gotten into the holiday spirit yet or if you can’t get enough of it, then we have some spots for you! DC doesn’t have a lot of snow or reindeer but these 10 spots will make you feel like you’re at the North Pole
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. The United States Botanic Garden
It might not feel like the North Pole in the warm Botanic Garden but it will certainly look like it! The garden dresses up for the holiday in true North Pole fashion with plenty of lights and holiday decor.
If North Pole had a downtown area, we like to think that it would look like CityCenter. Palmer's Alley lights up with a glistening display of snowflakes!
3. Gaylord National Harbor ICE!
Enter a ice enchanted world at the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor. There are ice slides, colorful sculptures and much more at this chilly but beautiful event.
4. Miracle on 7th Street
The famous Christmas Bar is back! Expect winter wonderland themed rooms, Christmas lights and themed cocktails. You'll also find long lines as well so come early!
There's no reindeer but there are many north pole inspired scenes at the beloved holiday light fest every year!
6. Wundergarten Winterfest
Surrounded by pine trees, twinkle lights, cozy fires and holiday cheer, you probably wouldn't be surprised if one of Santa's elves wandered by at this winter wonderland!
7. North Pole Lights Walk
Keep an eye out for Santa on this magical lights walk. This gorgeous garden is decked out as the North Pole every year complete with Santa's Cabin and Prancer the reindeer!
8. 1789 Restaurant
This restaurant goes all out in their decorations for holidays. The cozy restaurant explodes with festive decor, wreaths, lights, bows and a warm fireplace.
9. Georgetown Glow
The shops in Georgetown are not run by elves or Santa but you might think they are when you stroll through Georgetown Glow. This annual holiday event lights up one of DC's oldest neighborhoods.
10. The National Christmas Tree
President's Park becomes a festive display of light, color and evergreen trees every December.
If you prefer more natural feeling beauty in the winter, then try these
9 best winter hikes near DC!