Where to Park in DC this Holiday Season

The holiday season in DC is nearly upon us! As you make plans for the coming weeks, don’t forget to reserve parking ahead of time. No matter what you have planned, we’ve got you covered.

Here are your best bets for DC holiday parking near some of the most popular events:

A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre

Dates: 11/17-12/31

Location: 511 10th Street NW

Price: Varies, learn more and purchase tickets here.

Details: The annual production of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theater has been a Washington tradition for 40 years! Don’t miss this year’s performance with Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Runtime is 75 minutes with no intermission.

Downtown Holiday Market

Dates: 11/17-12/23, 12-8 p.m., closed Thanksgiving Day and 12/4

Location: 8th and F Streets, NW

Price: Free to attend!

Details: The Downtown Holiday Market is centered at F St NW between 7th & 9th Sts. NW. One of DC’s most festive shopping areas is back, featuring 70 regional artisans, crafters and boutiques!

National Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: 11/30

Location: The Ellipse, National Mall

Price: Free, advance tickets required. Learn more about the ticket lottery here.

Details: The National Christmas Tree Lighting will be lit for the 100th time this year! This tradition takes place at The Ellipse near the White House, and attendees must request tickets through a lottery. If you were lucky enough to receive tickets, be sure to reserve parking in advance! If not, don’t worry, you won’t miss it, the tree lighting will be broadcast on CBS on December 11, and the lit tree will remain up and open to visitors throughout the holiday season.

Washington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

Dates: 11/25-12/30

Location: THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE, and Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street, NW

Price: Varies, learn more and purchase here.

Details: Enjoy this Christmas classic set in historic 1882 Georgetown with George Washington, King George III and other historical figures making special appearances. Be sure to get tickets early and don’t forget to book your parking!

ZooLights at the National Zoo

Dates: Select dates 11/24-12/30 5-9 p.m., full schedule and details here.

Location: The National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Price: $6, advanced passes required.

Details: The beloved family tradition is back! Visit the National Zoo during the holiday season to to enjoy spectacular light displays, festive treats, live music and more! Timed passes are required, so be sure to make arrangements in advance and don’t forget to reserve your parking!

Airport Parking

If you’re catching a flight this holiday season, consider parking near the airport. It’s a smart way to save money on holiday travel without adding a ton of time to your trip. Parking facilities near the airport offer free shuttles to the terminal, too.

Reagan National Airport

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Dulles Airport

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Happy parking to all, and to all a good night!