Noteworthy Places to View Christmas Lights in Washington D.C.

2020 was wild with all the crazy events it included. Before a year that many would call a disaster comes to an end, we can at least all still have some holiday cheer. Although many holiday traditions are being altered or skipped this holiday season, there is still cheer to be found! In many places, including D.C., a festive activity that is still socially-distant is viewing Christmas lights around the town.

Whatever you’re looking for this year, there are multiple options for a festive outing either walking outdoors or driving past in your car. Check out the list below for the top spots to get lost in the twinkle of Christmas lights!

ZooLights Express

The annual National Zoo tradition is going mobile this year, touring its light-up animals, including “Panda Claws” on a holiday truck that will travel around the city on weekend nights. Details: ZooLights Express will visit one DC ward per day on Friday and Saturday nights from November 27 through December 19; Free.

For more details see their website: HERE

Bull Run Festival of Lights

For a socially distant and warm Christmas lights experience, pick a drive-thru! Drive through 2.5 miles of holiday cheer and Christmas lights in the Bull Run Festival of Lights. This event is open now through January 10, 2021. Tickets are required and pricing ranges from $25-$35 per vehicle

For more details, visit their website and click: HERE

Winter Walk of Lights

You and the family can see Meadowlark Botanical Gardens transformed into a bright floral display in this Winter Walk of Lights. Walkthrough trails of colorfully lit trees with light-up butterflies, flowers, and more. Be sure to socially distance and wear a mask. The display is open now through January 3, 2021. Tickets are required and pricing ranges from $18.75-$20 for adults, $11.25-$12.5o for kids younger than 13.

For more information, click: HERE

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