Nov
9
Fri
Ice Skating at Reston Town Center Pavilion @ Reston Town Center Pavilion
Nov 9 2018 – Mar 10 2019 all-day
Ice Skating at Reston Town Center Pavilion @ Reston Town Center Pavilion | Reston | Virginia | United States

From early November through March, the Pavilion floor is transformed into a gleaming ice-skating rink. Ice skates and other supplies are available inside the Information Center at the Skate Shop, beside the Pavilion. Adults $10. Reston Town Center: 11900 Market St. Reston, VA; www.restontowncenter.com

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Nov 9 2018 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens | Vienna | Virginia | United States

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens have been transformed into a half-mile, animated walk of lights. Revisit perennial favorites such as the Lakeside Lights, the Fountain of Lights and the Holiday Nature Walk, and look for new displays each year. Put on your walking shoes and bring the family to experience a Northern Virginia festive tradition. Round out your visit by roasting marshmallows and sipping on hot beverages by the fire. 5:30-10 p.m. Tickets $8-$14. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens: 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct. Vienna, VA; www.novaparks.com

Nov
18
Sun
The Washington Harbour Ice Rink @ The Washington Harbour
Nov 18 2018 – Mar 1 2019 all-day
The Washington Harbour Ice Rink @ The Washington Harbour | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

From mid-November to March, the Washington Harbour Ice Rink transforms into a picturesque fountain, and is open for recreational skating every day, including all holidays. Adult admission $10, children $9, skate rentals $6. Various dates and times. The Washington Harbour: 3000 and 3050 K St. NW, DC; www.thewashingtonharbour.com

Nov
19
Mon
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Nov 19 2018 – Mar 13 2019 all-day
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Experience skating in the Sculpture Garden while surrounded by largescale sculptures by contemporary artists including Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, Tony Smith and others. Various hours of operation. Adults $9 and skate rentals $4. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden: 9th Street and Constitution Avenue in NW, DC; www.nga.gov

Nov
20
Tue
Canal Park Ice Rink @ Canal Park
Nov 20 2018 – Feb 1 2019 all-day
Canal Park Ice Rink @ Canal Park  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Formerly an abandoned bus parking lot, Canal Park is one of Capitol Riverfront’s many neighborhood attractions. The ice rink at Canal Park stands out from its other DC counterparts in that the ice is on a track, much like gliding along a frozen canal. Skate your way around and around the figure eight and admire city views everywhere you turn. Various hours of operation. Adults $9. Canal Park Outdoor Ice Rink: 200 M St. SE, DC; www.canalparkiceskating.com

Nov
21
Wed
Bull Run Festival of Lights @ Bull Run Regional Park
Nov 21 2018 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Bull Run Festival of Lights @ Bull Run Regional Park | Centreville | Virginia | United States

Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights: 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park. Monday-Thursday from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Friday-Sunday and holidays from 5:30-10 p.m. $20-$25 per vehicle. Carnival tickets and camel rides sold separately. Bull Run Regional Park: 7700 Bull Run Dr. Centreville, VA; www.novaparks.com/events/bull-run-festivalof-lights

Nov
22
Thu
Season’s Greenings at the U.S. Botanic Garden @ U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory
Nov 22 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
Season’s Greenings at the U.S. Botanic Garden @ U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

This year, take a train ride across America as the U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday show Season’s Greenings showcases train stations! Plant-based recreations of iconic train stations from across the United States will be represented in the train room. Explore classic stations like New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, St. Louis’ Union Station, and many more. Thousands of blooms will be on display throughout the Conservatory, including a showcase of heirloom and newly developed poinsettia varieties. Their collection of DC landmarks made from plant materials will return to fill the Garden Court, this year including a botanical version of several landmarks. Various hours of operation. Free to attend. U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory: 100 Maryland Ave. SW, DC; www.usbg.gov

Nov
23
Fri
Christmas at Mount Vernon 2018 @ Mount Vernon
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm
Christmas at Mount Vernon 2018 @ Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon | Virginia | United States

Christmas past meets Christmas present at George Washington’s estate. Just as the Washingtons celebrated the holiday with family and friends, visitors can start a new tradition of visiting Mount Vernon this holiday season. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Adults $18. Mount Vernon: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. Mount Vernon, VA; www.mountvernon.org

Downtown Holiday Market 2018 @ Downtown Holiday Market
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm
Downtown Holiday Market 2018 @ Downtown Holiday Market | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Rated two years ago by TravelMag as one of the 20 best Christmas markets in the U.S., if you only have the chance to visit one of these markets this season, this is the one to go to. Built like a village, this market boasts over 150 vendors offering everything from food and jewelry to textiles and pottery. 12-8 p.m. daily. Downtown Holiday Market: Centered at 8th and F Streets in NW, DC; www.downtownholidaymarket.com

Christmas at Oatlands 2018 @ Oatlands Historic House & Gardens
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm
Christmas at Oatlands 2018 @ Oatlands Historic House & Gardens | Leesburg | Virginia | United States

Oatlands Mansion is decorated for Christmas and open for tours. Come see Oatlands decked in fabulous holiday style. Arrive at the Carriage House Visitor Center, purchase your tickets and proceed to the mansion, and while you’re there, find the perfect gift at the Historic Carriage House Shop and don’t forget to visit the formal terraced garden. Open from Nov. 23 to Dec. 30, guides will be posted in the Mansion to answer any questions. Last Mansion ticket sales for the day will be at 4 p.m.