The tradition of the National Christmas Tree with its walkways surrounding the tree features 56 state and territory trees surround it with hand made decorations. Next stop is at the ZooLights at the National Zoon in Washington, DC. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of shopping. More than 500,000 LED lights transform the zoo into a winter wonderland.
Experience this trio of enchantment from the exquisite decorations at Hillwood Estate to the extraordinary art and architecture of the National Cathedral and topped off with the colorful beauty of the U.S. Botanic Gardens, holiday cheer abounds in Washington, D.C.
The famous Smithsonian Institution complex, with more than a dozen museums on and around the National Mall. With everything from art masterpieces to pop-culture icons, the Smithsonian offers great family fun. This tour also does a stop at the National Zoo which is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. It is home to more than 2,000 animals. Spend the day wandering the zoo and see huge gorillas and scary crocodiles to majestic eagles and rare pandas.