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.
Nightlife & Entertainment
As we approach the holiday season, the nation’s capital is brimming with festive cheer and a host of shows that promise to make your holidays nothing short of magical. From theatrical performances and concerts to acrobatic spectacles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in location-based entertainment, has announced that LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C., offering highly interactive indoor LEGO play for families with children ages 2 through 12 to enjoy together, will officially open on Thursday, Aug. 10
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.
Six big-name shows will make up The National Theatre’s 2023-2024 Broadway season.
I.M.P., the company that operates the 9:30 Club, The Anthem, Lincoln Theatre, and Merriweather Post Pavilion, has announced that the Foo Fighters will be the opening act for its newest music venue, The Atlantis.
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.
Alamo Drafthouse DC, Variety DC, Fight for Children, and the Alexandria Boxing Club present a special Early Access Screening of MGM’s highly anticipated new film CREED III at Alamo Drafthouse Crystal City on Tuesday, Feb. 28.