Christmas Weekend Things To Do in DC with Kids: Waterskiing Santa, Christmas Lights, Holiday Shows

Enjoy Insta-worthy holiday scenes at Holiday Road.
Enjoy Insta-worthy holiday scenes at Holiday Road.

Looking for the best things to do in DC this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this holiday weekend.

Santa Claus is coming to town this weekend! Assuming you have some free time, the Washington, DC area is just brimming with things to do this Christmas weekend. Enjoy lots of fantastic light shows, including Holiday Road in Leesburg, Virginia and the Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival. Have breakfast with Santa at Theismann's Restaurant on Christmas Eve or brunch with Santa at the Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown on Christmas Day. And catch Santa on waterskis in Old Town Alexandria on Christmas Eve!

Whatever you do, happy holidays from your friends at Mommy Poppins!

Don’t miss our lists of places that are open on Christmas Day, the best places to go snow tubing near DC, and the best things to do in Washington, DC in December with kids.

Be sure to check with the venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event. Many places in and around DC now require guests to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test; some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge.

More Things To Do in Washington, DC this Week with Kids:

2022 MLK Holiday DC 41st Annual Parade & Peace Walk
Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge - 10:00 AM Pick
Free Tours of Marietta House Museum
Marietta House Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: A Celebration of Freedom
B&O Railroad Museum - various times Pick
Reston Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration
Reston Community Center - various times Pick
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