Over 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights have transformed the National Zoo. Amongst the wild things you'll find choral groups, ice sculpting demonstrations, and of course the sparkling animated lights. If you get cold the Winter Wonderland the Small Mammal House, Reptile Discovery Center, and Think Tank are open every night.
Gates open at 3:15 p.m. and the "President's Own" United States Marine Band is helping to kick off the lighting ceremony of the National Chanukah Menorah. In case you get hungry, hot latkes and donuts will be served.
Chance the Rapper, Marc Anthony, Yolanda Adams, and many more A-list celebrities will be at this year's National Christmas Tree Lighting. If you weren't able to get tickets you can watch the ceremony on television. After the night of the ceremony you have until January 1, 2017 to see the magnificent tree in person.
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Georgetown Glow Light Art Exhibition
When: December 2, 2016 to January 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly
Where: Georgetown Commerical District
Experience the sparkle of the season with a more modern artsy take. The third annual Georgetown GLOW is a Light Art Exhibition where local, regional, and international light artists have come together to display their work throughout the commercial district. Click here to read more.
"Teddy Bear Land" and "Winter Woods" are a few of the displays you'll see in the 3.5 mile drive through Seneca State Park. There are 350 illuminated vignettes and 65 animated displays. Take your time and drive safely!
What do you do with over 700,000 colorful lights? You bring all four seasons to life! Take your family and be wowed at the giant summer sunflowers, falling autumn leaves, winter snowflakes, rain showers, and more.
It's 2.5 miles of Oh's and Ah's that feature penguins, jumping deers, and of course the big man himself, Santa! Afterwards you can visit the Winter Wonderland Holiday Village that includes amusement rides, ice skating, food, and more.
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Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting
When: December 2, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Town Green, Leesburg, VA
Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in Historic Downtown Leesburg on the Town Green for the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony. There will performances from local schools and crow sing-a-longs. Click here for a list of upcoming holiday events.
Merry Old Town Christmas Tree Lighting, Manassas Museum
When: December 2, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William St, Manassas, VA
Grab family and head to Manassas Museum Lawn for an evening of festivities and the arrival of Santa! A special performance by Jason Paul Curtis will surly get you into the holiday spirit. Click here for more information.