DMV Christmas

  • The Gaylord – experience snow in the hotel as you make your way to the annual Christmas ice exhibit
  • morven park
  • charlottesville, va
  • williamsburg, va
  • frederick, md
  • Alexandria Scottish Parade and Holiday Boat Parade
  • zoo lights … even better brew lights
  • see the national christmas tree

As the winter chill settles in and the festive spirit lights up the DMV area, there’s a certain magic that unfolds in the heart of America. The DC, Maryland, and Virginia trifecta, fondly known as the DMV, transforms into a veritable winter wonderland, offering a wealth of experiences that are sure to make your Christmas merry and bright.

In the heart of the National Harbor, you’ll find a gem that redefines the holiday experience – the Gaylord National Resort. This isn’t just a hotel; it’s a Christmas dream brought to life. As you step inside, you’re transported into a snowy paradise. Yes, you read that right, it snows inside the hotel! Picture this: delicate snowflakes cascading from the ceiling, the air filled with excitement and childlike wonder – it’s like stepping into your very own snow globe.

The magic continues as you explore the Gaylord’s annual ICE! exhibit. This frosty spectacle features larger-than-life ice sculptures, painstakingly hand-carved by international artisans, bringing to life the beloved characters and scenes from cherished holiday tales. Stroll through the glittering ice gallery, aglow with colorful lights, and feel your childhood memories awaken with each frozen masterpiece. It’s nostalgia and novelty, all bundled into a frosty holiday package!

But the festivities in the DMV region don’t stop there. Venture just a short distance away, and you’ll find yourself in the charming town of Alexandria, Virginia. This historic hub dons its holiday best with twinkling lights adorning the cobblestone streets and local boutiques, offering a charming backdrop for your holiday merriment.

Indulge in a hearty meal at one of Alexandria’s many cozy restaurants, or take part in a festive event like the annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. As you stroll along the picturesque streets, warmed by the festive atmosphere and the gentle glow of the holiday lights, you’ll understand why this town is a favorite among Christmas-lovers.

Experiencing Christmas in the DMV is a unique blend of urban sophistication, hometown charm, and pure holiday magic. It’s a place where traditions are treasured, memories are made, and the spirit of Christmas truly comes alive.

So, if you’re looking to sprinkle a little extra magic over your holiday season, consider a trip to the DMV. Immerse yourself in the winter wonderland of the National Harbor, marvel at the icy spectacle at the Gaylord, and soak in the cozy charm of Alexandria. Christmas here is not just a holiday; it’s an experience that will warm your heart and ignite your festive spirit.