Washington, DC

The third annual DC Circulator Winter Wonder Bus returns to the District of Columbia on Friday, November 29.

Each year during the holiday season, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) decorates a 44-foot DC Circulator electric bus with a festive bus wrap, ornaments and other holiday adornments. The theme of this year’s Winter Wonder Bus, “A Gingerbread Holiday” was selected by local riders via an interactive Twitter poll. The interior and exterior decor illustrates an enchanted tale of a gingerbread holiday celebration in the nation’s capital.

This year’s Winter Wonder Bus will rotate between all six DC Circulator routes and participate in multiple District-wide holiday events. For the second year, the DC Circulator will offer a special weekend evening shuttle to the annual ZooLights exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

Starting Friday, November 29, the DC Circulator will operate between Woodley Park Metro Station and The National Zoo during ZooLights hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings for the entirety of the exhibit.

There’s no place like Washington, D.C. during the holidays. The historic landscape of the District becomes illuminated with vibrant holiday lights and beautiful decorations. To spread cheer this season, the Winter Wonder Bus will be showcased at the following community events:

  • Light up the Wharf — November 30
  • Capitol Riverfront Holiday Tree Lighting — December 6
  • Dupont Circle Holiday Market — December 7
  • Events DC Cozy Christmas — December 20

The Winter Wonder Bus is a great activity for people of all ages to explore D.C. and all of its wonders. Riders can post photos with #winterwonderbus for a chance to be featured and win a $25 SmartTrip card.

For more information, visit the DC Circulator website or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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