Make Your Holidays Sparkle with the Top Light Displays in Washington, D.C.

It’s that time of year when holiday music plays on the radio and holiday lights can be seen everywhere. Washington D.C. has some great places to see those holiday lights around town. Check out the top spots you need to see for yourself below.

Georgetown Glow Light Art Experience will enter its 5th year on Saturday, December 1st and run through the new year. This public light art experience is open nightly from 5:00 – 10:00 pm and is free to attend. Stop by to check out 10 different art pieces by over 16 local and international artists. Artwork is located throughout the Georgetown Commercial District.

Winter Walk of Lights takes place at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. This one of a kind light display features over 500,000 lights and consists of a half mile walk through nature ending at a cozy open fire. S’mores and snacks can be purchased and the cost ranges from $5 to $13 per person.

Zoo Lights, each year the National Zoo transforms into a Winter Wonderland for this event. The zoo is open nightly from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with over 500,000 LED lights, live music, holiday shopping and festive treats. Admission and shuttles are free but some parking and additional activities may have a fee. The zoo is only one metro stop from the American Guest House.

Mormon Temple


Festival of Lights takes place at the Washington, D.C. Temple of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. The festival that begins November 29th and runs through January 1st features over 650,000 lights, indoor performances in the theater, life-size nativity and beautifully decorated Christmas trees from all over the world. Tickets are free, but you must get them ahead of time here.

With so many options this time of year to get in the spirit, it is hard to pick just one! Book a room at American Guest House so you’ll be near them all and choose to visit more than one! Rooms fill quickly this time of year, so book your room today!

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