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Holiday Activities

The Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

  • Ice skating returns to the National Gallery!
  • Location: Enter at Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive near 9th Street
  • Date &Time: Friday, November 19, 2021-March 6, 2022
  • Sunday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Friday- Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

The 2021 National Christmas Tree: Red, White…and Beautiful!

  • This year's design includes a background of warm white lights with a delicate sprinkling of sparkling red and warm white sphere ornaments placed in a cascading pattern from the top all the way down the newly planted White Fir tree, with a cluster of sparkling red and white spheres on the lower branches. A simple, yet elegant star topper finishes off the design.
  • Location: The Ellipse
  • Address: 15th St NW &, E St NW, Washington, DC 20500
  • Date & Time: Dec. 4, 2021, through Jan. 1, 2022. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m
  • Sunday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

A Family Christmas at The Kennedy Center

  • Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them! Must purchase Tickets.
  • Location: The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
  • Date & Time: Sat. Dec. 18, 20212p.m. and Fri. Dec. 24, 202111a.m.

Holiday Shopping

Downtown Holiday Market

  • The 17th Annual Downtown Holiday Market, Washington D.C.'s outdoor shopping village, kicks off the holiday season Friday, November 19. The beloved outdoor market continues to support small businesses and entrepreneurs across the region, welcoming shoppers for a safe, secure and enhanced shopping experience in the heart of the District this year.
  • Location: F Street in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Streets, NW
  • Date &Time: Friday, November 19 to Thursday, December 23, 2021