Washington DC Holiday Lights Tour

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Experience the magic of the holiday season in the nation's capital with the Washington DC Holiday Lights - Capital City Christmas Tour. This fully-guided, three-hour journey will take you to see the most spectacular Christmas trees and festive displays in the city. From the dazzling display at Downtown DC to the prestigious National Christmas Tree and its "Pathway of Peace" in front of the White House, you will be amazed by the beauty of the decorations. Visit Old Town Alexandria and the iconic Market Square to see the beloved Christmas centerpiece, and make a stop at the National Harbor to witness the shimmering 54-foot tall Christmas Tree. The tour also includes a visit to the Gaylord National Resort, known for its glittering holiday lights exhibition. Don't miss the chance to snap a photo of the Capitol Christmas Tree on the West Lawn of the US Capitol, and a final photo op at the Canadian Embassy's traditional Christmas tree. This holiday lights tour is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit and create lasting memories.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Dazzling Christmas tree and lights display in Downtown DC
  • Prestigious National Christmas Tree and "Pathway of Peace"
  • Beloved Christmas centerpiece at Old Town Alexandria
  • Shimmering 54-foot tall Christmas Tree at National Harbor
  • Glittering holiday lights exhibition at Gaylord National Resort
  • Live Narrative by English-Speaking Tour Guides (on and off the bus)
  • Transport by Climate-Controlled Luxury Tour Bus
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Experience the magic of Christmas in the nation's capital with the Washington DC Holiday Lights - Capital City Christmas Tour. This fully-guided, three-hour journey will take you on a festive exploration of Washington DC's spectacular Christmas trees and other dazzling displays. Prepare to be enchanted as you board a luxury climate-controlled bus and embark on a holiday adventure like no other.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to be captivated by the beauty and festive cheer of Washington DC's Christmas lights. Marvel at the dazzling Christmas tree and lights display in Downtown DC, and experience the magic of the prestigious National Christmas Tree and its surrounding "Pathway of Peace" standing before the White House. The tour also includes a visit to Old Town Alexandria, where you can soak in the atmosphere and admire the city's beloved Christmas centerpiece. Don't miss the chance to witness the shimmering 54-foot tall Christmas Tree at the National Harbor and explore the glittering holiday lights exhibition at the Gaylord National Resort. Finally, we'll stop by the Capitol Christmas Tree on the West Lawn of the US Capitol, where you can capture the perfect holiday photo in front of this iconic symbol.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to experience the joy and enchantment of Christmas in Washington DC. Whether you're a local looking for a festive outing, a visitor wanting to explore the capital's holiday spirit, or a family searching for a magical experience, this tour is for you. The Capital City Christmas Tour is designed to be inclusive and enjoyable for all ages, so bring your loved ones and create lasting memories together.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit and let the enchanting lights of Washington DC's Christmas displays transport you to a magical wonderland. With a knowledgeable and passionate tour guide leading the way, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the history and significance behind each Christmas tree and festive decoration. This tour offers a stress-free and comfortable way to explore the highlights of the city's Christmas lights, without the hassle of navigating the busy streets or finding parking. Sit back, relax, and let the sparkling lights and festive atmosphere create a memorable experience for you.

Good to know

Please note that the total duration of the tour is approximately 180 minutes. The meeting point for the tour is the US Navy Memorial Plaza. Throughout the tour, there will be several guided stops where you can fully immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Inclusions and exclusions may apply, so be sure to check the details before booking. Dress warmly and comfortably, as you will be spending time outdoors. Don't forget your camera to capture the magical moments!


Customers who have taken the Washington DC Holiday Lights - Capital City Christmas Tour have raved about the enchanting experience and the knowledgeable guides. They praised the well-planned itinerary and the opportunity to see the iconic Christmas trees and lights displays of Washington DC. Many reviewers mentioned that the tour exceeded their expectations and provided a unique perspective on the city's holiday celebrations. Overall, the reviews highlight the joy and wonder that this tour brings, making it a must-do activity during the Christmas season.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

(start/end) You will meet your tour guide and board a luxury climate-controlled bus at the US Navy Memorial.

National Christmas Tree

Guided Stop - see the prestigious National Christmas Tree and its surrounding “Pathway of Peace”—an arrangement of 56 smaller trees—standing before the White House!


Guided Stop at The Park at CityCenterDC Christmas Tree

U.S. Capitol

Outside Only - see the Capitol Christmas Tree

Alexandria Farmers Market (Old Town Farmer's Market)

Guided Stop - make a stop in Old Town Alexandria at the iconic Market Square to observe the city’s beloved Christmas centerpiece.

Embassy Row

Embassy of Canada Christmas Tree

U.S. Capitol

For a look at the stunning Capitol Christmas Tree situated on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.



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The bus never picked up a group of 12-16 people for a sightseeing tour and we all waited for over 1/2 hour in the drizzle and rain on the day after Christmas streetside for a bus never to come. We were there for a special nighttime Washington DC Holiday Lights Tour as a sightseeing tour of the DC monuments and National Christmas Tree. They did not cancel ahead of time and they did not refund our tickets. The address of 701 Penn Avenue seems to include a whole city block so who knows if the bus was on a different side of where google maps directs one to this site. Had they canceled ahead of time or had they refunded our tickets to make it right, We all would be disappointed but not as upset as how badly they responded to our complaints. So there is no interest in making this right or ensuring a tour bus was sent to that address. Nor is there a number to reach Viator afterhours to make a complaint since they put a 3rd party tour operators number on the ticket you print out.


Wonderful experience. Highly knowledgeable tour guide. All around beautiful tour. The canadian embassy had the best tree.


It was an excellent experience. They kept to the schedule and were very knowledgeable about the history of the DMV.


The tour needs to start earlier. Some of the buildings referenced we couldn’t really see in the dark. The windows on the bus were fogged up. We should have been able to get off of the bus in Alexandria but didn’t. It was not worth the money I paid.


The entire experience was great beutiful places and our guide Nick was great friendly and knowledgeable.


Wonderful tour guide & driver. Excellent information on the nights tour. Highly recommended great for everyone


The guide was extremely knowledgeable. The trees were beautiful. The Light show at the Gaylord National was great although a bit weird?


My experience was amazing, however, I would have preferred that there was more lighting at night at the Navy Memorial beginning spot where to wait for the tour bus. Otherwise, I loved the Capitol Christmas tree and grounds.


Wonderful tour with guide Nick and driver Sylvie! Very informative! Nick told us wonderful and funny stories about the history of DC as we experienced the holiday lights of DC. Would recommend this tour!


Enjoyed traveling safely in a group to see the variety of Christmas lights & sites. Friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-30 00:28