It’s rare that we ever cover something that’s technically outside of Virginia, yet the event we’re about to introduce is well worth your travel. If you can brave the city traffic in Washington DC, then you’ll be rewarded with one of the most unique holiday events in the region: Enchant Christmas Lights. This illuminated maze is a traveling event that only arrives in a handful of locations in the U.S., so we’re thrilled that one of the stops isn’t very far from the Old Dominion. Here’s more on the best Christmas lights in Washington DC that you’ll want to experience for yourself.

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Have you experienced Enchant Christmas before? It’s such a fun way to experience Christmas in DC. We would love to hear about your favorite parts of the lights extravaganza in the comments section.

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What are the best Christmas towns near Washington DC?

Alexandria, Virginia is one of the best Christmas towns near Washington DC.

If you're in Washington DC for the holiday season, you won't run out of things to do in the busy city. But sometimes you might want to get away for a weekend. Head to any of the best Christmas towns near Washington DC for a sweet and festive trip. Alexandria, Virginia is one nearby town that is fun and exciting during the holidays. With lights all over the charming streets and cute events like the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, you're sure to have a great time. Bethesda, Maryland is another great place to go for some exciting festivities. Your little ones will be thrilled to meet Santa at the annual Winter Wonderland event in early December.

What are the best Christmas attractions in Washington DC?

There are so many fun activities around the holidays in our city that you might find it hard to decide what to do first. This year, we have some great suggestions for the best Christmas attractions in Washington DC. The National Christmas Tree and the Pathway of Peace are so beautiful that you'll probably want to come back more than once. You can also see the majestic Capitol Christmas Tree right next to the Capitol building. Be sure you bring your camera because this one will take your breath away. If you love dressing up in costume, you can don a Santa outfit and join other holiday enthusiasts at the annual Santarchy run. There's nothing funnier than running while surrounded by hundreds of other Santas!

Is Washington DC a good place to visit in the winter?

While it's certainly a whole lot colder in the winter months, our vibrant city is a great place to visit in the winter. In fact, there are lots of winter activities in Washington DC that you'll absolutely love. Check out the United State Botanic Garden -- it is a gorgeous place that really goes all out for Christmas. The tree is beautiful and the decor is so festive and pretty. For some mesmerizing holiday lights, ZooLights is always an excellent choice. You'll be outside, so be sure to bundle up! If you don't mind a nighttime stroll, you'll also love Georgetown Glow, where the charming neighborhood lights up for the season every year.