Nightlife & Entertainment

Brighten the season with these DC area holiday light displays

It’s that time of year when the national capital area hosts spectacle light displays that truly capture the joy and wonder of the season. From enchanting displays at well-loved landmarks to twinkling neighborhood streets, there’s something to delight everyone. So, brace the winter chill, warm up with a delicious hot cocoa, and embark on a magical journey through the most captivating holiday light displays in the DMV area. Here’s our list of the absolute must-see illuminations to make your holiday season unforgettable.

Kraken Kourts & Skating

DC gets a massive new sports and entertainment complex with pickleball courts and the city’s only indoor roller skating rink

The team that operates Kraken Axes and Rage and Hook Hall has opened Kraken Kourts & Skates,  a 70,000 square-foot sports and entertainment complex housing 14 pickleball courts and the city’s only indoor roller skating rink, opened today in MRP Realty’s Bryant Street NE development in the District’s Edgewood neighborhood.


Sea Suites Cruises party boats launch the 2023 season with new routes across the DMV

DC’s only pedal party cruise boats, operating as Potomac Paddle Club, and floating tiki bar party boats, operating as Potomac Tiki Club, are back on the water for the 2023 season with new vessels and routes. In addition to its original port at Georgetown Harbour, boats will now sail from The Wharf and Navy Yard in DC, Rocketts Landing in Richmond, Harborview Marina in Baltimore, and Annapolis Town Dock in  Ego Alley in Annapolis.