10 WASHINGTON, D.C. Zoolights
Spend Christmas with the critters at Smithsonian’s National Zoo! This free event takes place most evenings between November 23, 2018, and January 1, 2019. Wander in and out of the exhibit buildings to see the nocturnal animals and to view more than 500,000 environmentally- friendly LED lights perform a dazzling light show set to music. Ride the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Choo-choo, a trackless train that whisks visitors around the Great Cats exhibit and other views of the holiday lights display. Try Snow-less Tubing, ride the carousel, watch live performances and enjoy winter treats and warm drinks.