5 Big Christmas Trees to See in Washington, D.C.


This holiday season, if you’re looking to feel some extra holiday cheer, here are 5 great places in Washington, D.C., where you can see big Christmas trees with your family:

1. National Christmas Tree

This huge tree is located on the Ellipse near the White House. The National Christmas Tree is a symbol of holiday cheer, peace, and hope! The National Christmas Tree Site is free to the public and it’s open for visits after the Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

2. Union Station

Your whole family will be in awe of the grand Christmas tree displayed in the main hall of Union Station, beautifully decorated and surrounded by festive decorations. This tree is a gift from the citizens of Norway and has been a tradition for over 20 years! 

3. US Capitol Christmas Tree

It’s hard to beat the view of the Capitol Christmas tree. You’ll find it on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, and it’s sure to delight your little ones with its enormity! 

4. CityCenterDC

Experience the magic of the holidays at CityCenterDC, where a large Christmas tree graces the public space, surrounded by shops and restaurants offering a fun, holiday atmosphere. At 75 ft tall, this tree is sure to impress and count as seeing a big Christmas tree! 

5. The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Visit The Willard Hotel, where an enormous Christmas tree in the lobby adds to the historic charm and elegance of this Washington, D.C. landmark. Outside the hotel, you’ll find more gorgeous trees that won’t disappoint, if you can stay warm! If you plan your visit right, you may hear carollers in the lobby giving a complimentary performance!

These 5 locations offer a great opportunity to soak in the holiday spirit and see the beauty of these big Christmas trees in the heart of Washington, D.C.!

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Alicia Manning
Alicia is a mom of two girls and a newcomer to the DC area. Most recently moving from Alaska, thanks to the military, she is living her childhood dream of living on the East Coast and exploring everything. Alicia and her family love attending local events, trying new foods, sitting in the nosebleeds for Nats games, and visiting museums galore with her daughters. Alicia is passionate about increasing the number of women in STEM careers and works with Rosie Riveters as a STEM educator in Northern Virginia school districts. She is a beginning watercolorist, a devoted dog mom and loves to immerse herself in a good book. Alicia is also a contributor at The Military Mom Collective.


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