Weekend Wrap-up: Christmas in D.C.

This weekend H and I took some time to see a bit of what our city has to offer in the holiday spirit department — many times during December we have been so busy with either my law school finals or H’s business school finals, so we haven’t taken the time to participate in D.C.’s holiday traditions.  We still haven’t made it to Mount Vernon, and I REALLY want to go before they take down the holiday decorations, but we went down to the White House to see the National Christmas Tree on Friday evening and then over to the National Zoo to see ZooLights on Saturday.  It was pretty fun and the lights were quite Christmasy,  even though D.C. has nothing on the Opryland Hotel and we can’t wait to be in Nashville next weekend.

The National Christmas Tree.  The first lighted National Tree was light by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923.

The National Christmas Tree. The first lighted National Tree was light by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923.  The National Christmas Tree Railroad has surrounded the tree since 1994.

In case you "haters" were wondering, yes, baby Jesus is there.

In case you “haters” were wondering, yes, baby Jesus is there.  He has a lovely green glow as if he were previously stored with radioactive matter.

The entry-way into the Smithsonian National Zoo!  There were lights everywhere AND we got to see the baby gorilla cuddling with its mommy.  Adorable.

The entry-way into the Smithsonian National Zoo! There were lights everywhere AND we got to see the baby gorilla cuddling with its mommy. Adorable.

Me with the Christmas triceratops.  He has a LOT of holiday spirit.

Me with the Christmas triceratops. He has a LOT of holiday spirit.

Okay, that’s all for now!  I have a lot of bitterness toward a certain state’s
R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S tree and will have more for you on THAT tomorrow.  Wishing you a great last week before Christmas, and a lot of Christmas goodies to make the work-days go faster.

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  1. Kaitlin

     /  December 20, 2012

    Let me know if you make it to Mount Vernon!!

    Reply
    • I will! I think I might try to go on January 1st — that’s technically still during the 12 days if Christmas, so maybe they will still have the decorations up.

      Reply

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