A Christmas Itinerary on the National Mall

Holiday Sights 

Sculpture Garden Ice Skating

White House Christmas Tree 

US Botanic Gardens



Capitol Christmas Tree

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National Christmas Tree


10:30 AM 

Head to the National Christmas Tree early to avoid the crowds. Take great photos with the White House and enjoy the miniature trees representing each state and territory decorated by local children. 


Grill Cheese DC


11:00 AM

Right next to the White House, you'll find Grilled Cheese DC. Order grown up grill cheese or build your own with sides like tomato soup or macaroni and cheese. Get it to go for a picnic near the Sculpture Garden. 


Ice Skating at the Sculpture Garden


12:00 PM

The ice rink at the National Grillery of Art Sculpture Garden is open daily at 11 from November to March. Enjoy two 45 minutes skating sessions for $10. Skates are available for rent for $5. Skating times begin on the hour. 

Late afternoon

US Botanical Gardens


2:30 PM

Head to the Botanical Gardens to see national landmarks made from plants. Enjoy holiday decorations and miniature trains too. 


The Capitol Christmas Tree


5:00 PM

This tree often experiences fewer crowds than the National Christmas Tree at night. Plus, you still get great holiday photos with a DC landmark. 

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