Weekend Happenings: December 22 – 24
Posted on December 20, 2017

The most merry weekend of the year is here! Celebrate the holidays with light displays, train rides, and more!



Gaylord National Resort
201 Waterfront St., National Harbor
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm
Cost: Varies – visit website for ticket options
It’s a chilly 9 degrees in the ICE indoor walk-through ice installation, but that won’t spoil your fun! Colorful sculptures depict beloved holiday characters, ice slides, and more.


Zoo Lights
Smithsonian National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday and Saturday, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
Over 500,000 twinkling lights with musical shows will put you in the holiday spirit at the National Zoo! Featuring a glow in the dark play zone, winter treats, and last-minute holiday shopping.


Georgetown GLOW
Various Locations
Georgetown, DC
Time: Friday-Sunday, 5-10pm
Cost: FREE
Stroll through DC’s most historic neighborhood’s unique, illuminated artworks. A group of artists, from locally renowned to internationally celebrated, will display works in outdoor spaces throughout Georgetown. Afterwards, wander through a winter wonderland at The Washington Harbour, one of our favorite places to ice skate in the District.



Holiday Tours at Historic Montpelier
Montpelier Mansion Historic Site
9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel
Time: Friday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
Cost: Varies
Visit the beautiful historic site of Montpelier and see it decked out in holiday décor!


Annmarie Garden in Lights
Annemarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell
Time: Friday and Saturday, 6-9pm
Cost: $6; Annemarie Members and Children 3 and under are FREE
Before you get ready for Santa to come down your chimney, make one more stop on your tour of Christmas lights! The award winning display hosts glittering woods, mythical beasts, circus performers, and more.


Christmas City Express

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
13 Canal St., Cumberland
Time: Friday and Saturday, 6pm
Cost: Varies
Step aboard the train and experience a Christmas story like never before! Meet elves, play reindeer games, have a turkey feast, and meet Santa Claus on this magical journey.




A Winter Skate
Spotsylvania Towne Center
137 Spotsylvania Mall, Fredericksburg
Time: Friday and Saturday, 2-6pm
Cost: FREE Admission
Have you ever gone iceless ice skating?  Check it out and bring the kids to experience this fun and exciting activity.  Skates will be provided for all.


Winter Walk of Lights
Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna
Time: Friday-Sunday, 5:30-10pm
Cost: Varies
Get ready to be amazed and dazzled by the magical Winter Walk of Lights as the garden is transformed into a half-mile, walk of lights. If you are a returning customer, you will love this year’s animated Lakeside Lights, the Fountain of Lights, and the Holiday Nature Walk.  When you get tired of walking, sit down and enjoy roasting marshmallows and sipping on hot beverages by the fire. (Available for purchase at Light Refreshments concessions).


Amazing Farm Fun Festival of Lights
Ticonderoga Farms
26469 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly
Time: Friday, 5-9:30pm
Cost: $12.95-16.95
Take a hayride or walk around with your whole family or friends to view the nighttime adventure.  Enjoy hot chocolate and S’mores around a bonfire (Weather permitting).  Other warm and cold drinks and snacks will be available and sold at the Farm Market.  All proceeds go towards the preservation and development of the Botanic Garden.


Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

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