Dear PoPville – Looking for Good Streets to Admire Christmas Lights/Displays Around Town


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Dear PoPville,

Does anyone have recommendations on good streets/neighborhoods, etc. with nice Christmas lights displays? We are planning on going to the zoo and the Bishop house, but just checking in case anyone knows of a good area in DC. Thank you!

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  • Last year there was a super crazy house out near Mt Vernon with lights “dancing” to music.

  • I enjoy walking around Capitol Hill – you can walk on East Capitol towards Lincoln Park and walk back on North Carolina.

  • If you’re doing this with kids, the drive to Brookside Gardens is worth it. Just google it.

  • the national tree and state trees on the elipse are always fun! i know you already mentioned it, but I went to zoolights on friday night and it was a blast :)

  • saf

    Season’s Greenings at the Botanic Gardens, followed by the short walk over to the Capitol Christmas Tree.

    Also, is the house at 4th and Varnum lit up yet?

  • Seconding the Brookside Gardens option. It’s $25 a car for up to 14 passenger vehicles, so shove as many people into an SUV or van as you can and go take a look. There’s also a lot of really tasty places to go get food in Wheaton if you want to make a night of it.

  • Load up the car and head to Baltimore for the Miracle on 34th St. in Hamden hon. It’s totally worth the drive.

  • was in the palisades one night last week and some houses were decked out.

  • If you’re going up to the Bishop House on the border with Silver Spring then you may as well drive another 10 minutes north and check out the Mormon Temple lights. They’re not bad and they’re free (don’t worry, they won’t try to convert you).

  • Ahhhhh, I lived around the corner from this house growing up and it started off not as bright as it is now, but it was ALWAYS a tradition to walk by in awe….. coming home from college for Christmas and it wasn’t complete without a stroll by…

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