The Best Locations in Washington DC for Holiday Cards

There are so many beautiful backdrops in D.C., how do you choose which to use for this year’s Christmas card?  Those who call Washington, D.C. home already know that there are numerous surrounding venues perfect for taking such photos. The White House Christmas Tree is a classic, while the Zoo lights are a favorite with the kids. The Georgetown Trees and US Capitol Christmas Tree offer more private settings.


White House Christmas Tree

The President’s Park has become a longstanding annual tradition. So why not keep your own annual tradition alive by using this venue backdrop in your holiday photograph display? In addition to posing in front of the iconic evergreen, the surrounding Pathway of Peace has a footpath display of smaller trees decorated with handmade ornaments. The Pathway of Peace is freely open to the public between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the entire month of December. The National Christmas Tree lights turn on around dusk and remain lit through 10 p.m. during the holiday season.


Zoo Lights

The Smithsonian National Zoo uses more than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights to create a sight to behold. This display transforms the zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music. This is an especially child-friendly site for your Christmas card with many different scenes and photogenic options to choose from.


Georgetown Trees

According to Trip Savvy, the Georgetown GLOW will take place from December 8, 2017- January 7, 2018, 6-10 p.m. nightly. Georgetown will be aglow this holiday season with an exhibition of light-art installations and lighting of major structures.The neighborhood-wide public art exhibition will feature the work of local, regional and international light artists in public and privately-owned spaces.


Us Capitol Christmas Tree

Located on the West Front Lawn of the Capitol building, this backdrop creates a wonderfully framed photo with the Capitol building in the background and the tree in front. Every year the tree is provided by a different national forest, 2017’s hailing from Kootenai National Forest in Montana. If you are looking for a more private photo shoot, this is where you want to head.

Many folks like to ring in the holiday season by carrying on an annual photo tradition. From classic and iconic scenic backdrops to private holiday spots, you can count on D.C. to find your desired setting for this year’s holiday photo.

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