What’s Up DC: Cliche Winter Activities

Fall is over. Thanksgiving has passed. That means that winter is about to be here with a vengeance.

What better way to celebrate the season than by doing silly, cliche things with your girlfriends! Think of it as the winter equivalent of apple picking. You can decorate cookies, go caroling, look at Christmas lights…yeah…you get the idea.

Now I may sound like a complete scrooge, but I actually happen to love these kind of things.

One of my favorite things to do in DC during the holiday season is to go to Zoo Lights. It’s totally free and kind of silly, but it’s fun…and free. Did I mention that it’s free? The concept is pretty simple, you can walk through the zoo after hours and see all the lights set up. The outdoor animals are put away, but you can still wander through the houses and see some of the indoor animals. I am lucky enough to live less than 2 blocks from the entrance to the zoo, so I love to get a mug of spiked hot chocolate and take a walk. It’s open from 5pm-9pm on select nights through January 1.

Another fun thing to do in DC in the winter is to stop by the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and go ice skating. Or at the very least, stop by, get a hot chocolate and people watch. It’s not a huge rink, but it’s something different to do. It’s only $8 for a two hour session plus $3 for skate rental.

What do you like to do to get into the holiday spirit?


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