Find out how to see the US Capitol Christmas tree in Washington DC

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The United States Capitol Christmas Tree

Last weekend, I was in Washington, DC. and had the pleasure of seeing the Christmas tree in front of the United States Capitol.  It really is an amazing Christmas tree.  I definitely recommend seeing it if you’re in the area.

First of all, the tree itself is really impressive.  And I really love the handmade ornaments on the Christmas tree.  I love the touch of New Mexico on the Christmas tree.  And really, I love the entire story of the Christmas tree on the front lawn of the US Capitol Building.

You can learn more about it, and see the impressive tree yourself, in our video:

How to See the US Capitol Christmas Tree

Unlike every tourist attraction, seeing the US Capitol Christmas Tree is absolutely free of charge!  Getting there, unfortunately, isn’t.

You can take in the metro and stop at the Capitol South Station.  A more direct way, though, could be to use the Big Bus Washington DC.  My family has used that when we visit Washington, D.C. and we really liked it.  They literally drop you off right at the US Capitol.  And they’ll take you to other great Washington, D.C. attractions, too!

And perhaps the most direct way of all would be this Washington, D.C. Christmas Lights Tour.  This tour takes through the best Christmas lights in all of Washington, D.C.  You also learn a lot on this tour, too.

Other Washington, D.C. Christmas Activities

If you do buy a ticket for the Big Bus, there are other great seasonal activities you can enjoy!  Very close to the US Capitol is the US Botanic Garden, where there’s a great Season Greenings exhibit.  That is free, too!

Over at the National Park is a great event called Enchant.  This is the world’s largest Christmas light Maze and Market!  It isn’t free, but you can get a great deal by clicking here.

And if you don’t mind leaving Washington, DC, then check out Holiday in the Park at Six Flags over in Bowie, Maryland.  This is a great, family-friendly holiday event.