The holiday season has arrived, and you need something else to do besides shopping. Luckily, this is a magical time in the D.M.V. (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area. There are plenty of events to enjoy with friends and family alike, so if you’re new to the area or just want to expand your horizons, we recommend the following activities:
The lighting of this enormous, beautiful tree has taken place in our nation’s capital for 97 years. Come out and enjoy live music and witness the spectacular illumination of the bright, colorful lights. Even if you don’t get out to the official lighting ceremony, you can still take a trip to see this national treasure. It’s free to visit and is lit from 4:30-10pm every day.
While great to visit all year round, the United States Botanic Garden is especially inviting during the holidays. It is decked out with festive decorations (this year the theme is “America’s Gardens”) and model trains, and hosts many great concerts throughout the month. It’s a fantastic place to escape the hubbub of the city and get in a dose of greenery this winter!
Enchant Christmas is a once-in-a-lifetime event where you can navigate through the world’s largest light maze. This beautiful display of colorful lights will be running until December 29th, so don’t miss out. It also features ice skating and a large holiday marketplace that is sure to fill you with cheer.
Experience George Washington’s historic estate in a way you never have before. But hurry – your last chance to catch this event is December 22nd. You will enjoy time-period-appropriate dancing, caroling and plenty of characters in a historic setting.
This event is put on by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute and is free to the public. It takes place until January 1st from 5-9pm (except on December 24th, 25th and 31st) and will light up your world. There are over 500,000 lights to see and an interactive art exhibit.
With all of these cheery options, you’ll be able to find more than one event that will make for an exceptional experience in the area. Craftmark Homes has been a premier home builder in the D.M.V. for nearly 30 years, and we know what makes a great place to live. That’s why we choose to build our communities in the best locations throughout the region. If you’re in the market for a new home, contact us today to discuss your options.