It’s that magical time of the year again when DC lights up and everywhere you look is a reflection of the holidays. Get into the holiday spirit when you attend these DC events. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, an experience you won’t forget, or a view that warms your heart, DC has it all. 


The Washington Harbour Ice Rink

Winter time is here, just in time for the Washington Harbour Ice Rink to open for the 2019/2020 season. No need to be a pro here, all levels of skaters are welcome. There are even weekly skating events you’ll love. Head here for some winter wonderland fun with friends and loved ones any day of the week, including holidays, starting November 15, 2019 through March 15, 2020. Drive here from The Modern at Art Place within 30 minutes.


Downtown Holiday Market

Support local artisans at this DC event and find a one-of-a-kind gift for the important people in your life at the Downtown Holiday Market. You can catch this market daily starting November 22 through December 23. Shop around “150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethically-produced goods” for the perfect gift. Drive here in under 30 minutes for a unique shopping experience this year. Bundle up, this market is outdoors.


Georgetown Glow

See why DC is considered a creative hub by attending Georgetown Glow, a public light art installation. Walk around 11 installations from artists all over the world.  Learn more about the artists behind the art and the installations locations here. Experience light art like never before starting December 6 through January 5 with a 35-40 minute drive from The Modern at Art Place.


Rhode Island Row Tree Lighting

Is it truly the holidays without a tree lighting event? Don’t miss the festivities at Rhode Island Row, just 15 minutes from The Modern at Art Place, on December 7. Enjoy shopping at local retailers, creating some delicious s’mores while listening to live entertainment. Tree lighting starts at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a coat drive for the Salvation Army so bring your gently used or a new coats to donate to a good cause.


We hope you embrace the holidays at these DC events. Share with us what you love most about the holidays!


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