Top Events for December in the DMV

Top Events for December in the DMV

The holiday season is here, and with it comes all the incredible seasonal activities the DMV area has to offer. The great variety of light shows, performances, and festivals available to locals and visitors alike is sure to contribute to the joy and thrill of the holiday season. Check out some of the events in store throughout the month of December in the DC area: 

DC Winter Lantern Festival

November 24-February 18, Fridays–Sundays

Various sessions from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tysons Corner

Experience the Christmas festivities a little differently this holiday season and attend the DC Winter Lantern Festival in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The festival features the artistry of Chinese artists in the form of ten thousand homemade lanterns. Interactive displays are scattered around Lerner Square, including a small roller coaster, Kaleidoscope tube, and lighted tunnels. Take the whole family to the DC Winter Lantern Festival this season!


November 24-December 30

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Sundays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Washington D.C.

For the fifteenth year in a row, the Smithsonian National Zoo is putting on its much-awaited lights show, ZooLights! Throughout the month of December, guests are invited to wander through the fantastic light displays at the Zoo that feature animal habitats like you have never seen them before. Visitors can also enjoy food, shopping, and live music as they explore the immersive displays. Get tickets for $6 each at the link below:

Handel’s Messiah

December 8-10

Various times

National Cathedral, Washington D.C.

See one of the most famous religious orchestral pieces of all time in the magnificent National Cathedral this December as the Washington National Cathedral Choir and Baroque Orchestra perform Handel’s Messiah. Experience the grandeur of the venue in conjunction with the splendor of Handel’s symphonic masterpiece. Tickets are limited, so buy yours today!

The Nutcracker Ballet

December 2-30

Warner Theatre, Washington D.C.

Experience the Nutcracker Ballet with a local flair this December at the Warner Theatre. Set in DC, the performance takes its audience through the city itself while maintaining its classic and unforgettable storyline that the whole family will enjoy. Don’t miss this thrilling adaptation of the classic Christmas masterpiece and find tickets at the link below:

In a Nutshell:

Northern Virginia and the surrounding DC area is full of all these festivities and much more this holiday season. A hub for exciting events and activities, Northern Virginia is a convivial location for any new family looking for a place to experience the dynamic and bustling area. For more information about local properties, contact us at the Royster Hearth Group today!

By Grace Egger

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