Winter Holiday Guide


It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy all that the Washington, DC Area has to offer with our family and friends. Here is your Winter Holiday Guide as you navigate all the holiday family fun in our beautiful city!

Light Displays

Holiday Trains

Santa Photos

Ice Skating

Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Tree Lightings

Christmas Meals

Christmas takeout


Nutcracker Shows

5 Big Holiday Trees

Holiday Gifts

holiday gift guide

Holiday Markets

Tree Farms


Favorite Things

Experience Gifts

gift of experience



Thanksgiving Meal


Time with kids while giving back

Explore Nature


Spa Day DC

Best Playgrounds

favorite dc Playground

Brunch Spots

Indoor Play

Holiday Ideas

Winter Holiday Guide

101 Activities

Sledding Spots

Where to take kids sledding

Explore, eat, and play in the Washington, DC area with even more resources for this winter holiday season.

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Toddler Hikes

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Courtney Whittington
Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (married in 2005). They have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back in 2016. She has four energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), Solomon (2016), and Antoinette (2019). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but is constantly trying to figure out how to manage it all. She spends her days talking Star Wars, playing with legos, doing crafts, having tea parties, and chasing her toddler. Motherhood is wonderful and wild and in 2017 she banded together with other mothers to start DC Area Moms to inspire, learn, and grow together. She loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days). She dislikes when her kids don't listen the first time, she abhors littering, and doesn't enjoy shopping.