What To Do In The D.C. Metro Area This Winter?

Winter is on it’s way whether we like it or not! It is time to hang up the bikes and break out the shovels. We have gathered a list of fun and budget friendly winter activities…enjoy!

1) Ice Skating At The National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Gardens: Located on 7th street on the National Mall, this ice rink is the perfect evening activity this winter. The rink stays open until 9:00pm M-TR,Sun and 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday. At $7.00 and $8.00 for seniors and adults respectively, a great night will be easy on your wallet. Skate rentals are available for $3.00 and require a photo ID.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Sculpture Garden’s Ice Rink

2) Mount Vernon By Candlelight: Enjoy candlelight tours, caroling, and delicious gingerbread with hot apple cider at Mount Vernon this winter. George Washington’s estate will be open for these special tours for the next TWO weekends in December. Tour times are available from 5pm until 8:30pm.

CLICK HERE for more details about Mount Vernon Candlelight Tours

3) Gaylord National’s ICE: What do you get when you combine over 2.5 million pounds of ice, DreamWork’s Merry Madagascar, 40 international artisans, and over 15,000 square feet of specially designed space? You get Gaylord National’s ICE for 2012! Come experience this fantastically freezing experience at the national harbor this year. Jackets are available for guests, but make sure to bring a hat and some gloves…it’s going to be a cold one!

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CLICK HERE for more information about Gaylord National’s 2012 ICE!

4) National Menorah Lighting at the White House: Come see the ceremonies at the White House this year, which will include a performance by the US Air Force band as well as hot latkes and donuts! You can’t beat FREE admission…for standing room.

CLICK HERE for more information about the National Menorah Lighting

5) Festival of Lights at the DC Mormon Temple: Get lost in the over 450,000 Christmas lights at the iconic Church of the Latter-day Saints in Kensington, Maryland. Admission is free for this fantastic spectacle, which runs from dusk until 10pm.

CLICK HERE for more information about these events at the Mormon Temple in Maryland