DC Christmas Markets, Winternational, and Enchant!

December 1 - 4, 2021 Stroll the historic streets of our Nation's Capital during the Annual Downtown Holiday Market. Voted #3 in Travel Mag's 'Top 20 Christmas Markets in the United States'. This festive shopping village magically appears right in the heart of downtown Washington, DC with more than 180 regional artisans featuring hundreds of diverse gift items, ethnically produced goods, seasonal entertainment, plus great regional snacks, and holiday treats. Guests are sure to find something special for everyone on their list! Delight in the displays of crafts from around the world at the Winternational Showcase and Bazaar where Embassies bring hand-crafted items from their countries to display and sell. Enjoy holiday glitter at "Enchant", the world's largest Christmas Light Maze & Market; visit "ICE!" at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, and so merry much more!

Duration
4 Days /3 Nights

Group size
35

Customization
Available!

Price
From $639.00
Highlights Include:
  • Luxurious Gaylord National Resort
  • VIP Suite Welcome Reception
  • "ICE!"
  • National Harbor Christmas Light Show
  • US Botanic Gardens Poinsettia Show
  • D.C. Downtown Holiday Market
  • Winternational Embassy Showcase & Market
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • National Christmas Tree & Pathway of Peace
  • Hillwood Estate's Russian Christmas
  • A Mount Vernon Christmas
  • Enchant!  The World's Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market
 
Day One:
  • Arrive at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center for Christmas on the Potomac.
  • Enjoy a VIP Suite Welcome Reception complete with Holiday Cheer!
  • Take a group photo at the Harbor Holiday Tree.
  • Take a ride on the iconic Capital Wheel!
  • Enjoy nightly Indoor Snowfall and a Sights and Sounds of the Season Laser Show presented by the Gaylord.
  • Enjoy unlimited access to ICE!®, a family friendly winter wonderland featuring beautiful ice sculptures and massive slides!
  • Enjoy dinner on own before seeing the National Harbor Christmas Light Show!
Day Two:
  • Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.
  • Experience the Annual Embassy Winternational Showcase & Bazaar, an exciting celebration displaying the cultural traditions of Washington’s diplomatic community.
  • Enjoy lunch on own at the Reagan Building/International Trade Center, DC’s favorite food court.
  • Experience a Russian Christmas at Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens. The mansion of former cereal heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post, features one of the most comprehensive collections of 18th and 19th century Russian imperial art outside of Russia.
  • Enjoy even more holiday glitter at Enchant, The Great Search; the world’s largest Christmas light Maze & Market, located at the elaborately decorated Nationals Park and featuring a luminescent land of larger-than-life sculptures as snow gently falls around you.
  • Enjoy dinner on own while exploring the winter wonderland of Enchant.
  • Bring a little twinkle into your holidays at Watkins Park Holiday Lights. This drive-through event with more than 2.5 million lights, is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit!
  • Return to the hotel for free time to enjoy the Gaylord National & the National Harbor.
 
Day Three:
  • Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.
  • Visit the United States Botanic Gardens and see the annual Poinsettias Display.
  • Explore the Downtown Holiday Market, a festive shopping “village” in the heart of DC, featuring over 150 regional artisans, crafters, and boutique businesses.
  • Enjoy lunch on own at the Marketplace.
  • Explore the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Visit the Washington National Cathedral, awe inspiring and beautifully decorated for Christmas.
  • Stop at the Pathway to Peace to see the National Christmas Tree.
  • Return to the Gaylord National for free time & dinner on own and to enjoy more of the Gaylord Resort and the National Harbor.
Day Four:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out.
  • Travel to George Washington’s Mount Vernon for a Mount Vernon Christmas! Tour the mansion decorated for the holidays to hear stories of Christmases past and other 18th-century demonstrations.
  • Enjoy lunch on own, and have some free time in Old Town Alexandria, and explore the historical and beautiful Georgian church architecture at Christ Church, dating back to 1773.
  • Visit the George Washington Masonic  National Memorial, a memorial and museum, an active Masonic temple, a research library, a cultural place, a community and performing arts center, and an important regional landmark!
  • See Robert E. Lee’s Boyhood Home.
  • Stop at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. A naval munitions factory that was converted into an art center, home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artists studios in the U.S. Depart for home.
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