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2007_DC_DC_Snow4DC -- After a snowfall
2016_DC_DC_Snow13DC -- After a snowfall
It's fascinating to watch some of these machines devouring the snow and sending into the waiting line of dump trucks, which drive off into the distance with the stuff.
2002_DC_Red_Cross2DC -- American Red Cross Natl Headquarters
2005_DC_Portal7DC -- Bishop's House -- Christmas Lights
2012_DC_Portal34DC -- Bishop's House -- Christmas Lights
2002_DC_Treasury12DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2009_DC_WWI10DC -- District of Columbia World War I Memorial
After a snow.
2009_DC_Holiday_Market57DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center
Entertainment by Glorious Sounds of United House of Prayer, a gospel brass group.
2010_DC_Holiday_Market22DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center
2011_DC_Holiday_Market19DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center
The snowman and the gingerbread lady showed up for photos!
2012_DC_Holiday_Market49DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center
Including several performances -- the German School's Washington Children’s Choir (Kinderchor) and Lilt (Irish Traditional).
2014_DC_Holiday_Market12DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center
2015_DC_Holiday_Market16DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center
2016_DC_Holiday_Market11DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center
2018_11_28B1_Holiday_Market7DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_01C1_Holiday_Market13DC -- Downtown Holiday Market by the Reynolds Center
Performing: Split String Soup (bluegrass). (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_DC_Snow16DC -- Driving around after a snow
DC side roads were considerably worse than the ones in my area. Still, major roads were all navigable and people were moving.
2002_DC_Ellipse9DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2009_DC_Ellipse2DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2006_DC_Emb_CanadaX3DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Outdoor Christmas Tree
2009_DC_Emb_CanadaX9DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Outdoor Christmas Tree
2011_DC_Emb_CanadaX6DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Outdoor Christmas Tree
2014_DC_Emb_CanadaX6DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Outdoor Christmas Tree
2015_DC_Emb_CanadaX10DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Outdoor Christmas Tree
2017_DC_Emb_CanadaX13DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Outdoor Christmas Tree
2018_12_09C_Emb_CanadaX12DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Outdoor Christmas Tree (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_24D_Emb_CanadaX39DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Outdoor Christmas Tree (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_FDR19DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
For some reason, they allowed the water areas to freeze before draining them. The icicles were very cool!
2015_DC_GAR16DC -- GAR Memorial
Snow and a spring day.
2015_DC_Hancock_Mem9DC -- General Winfield Scott Hancock (Ellicott) Memorial
Including Hancock memorial in the snow.
2002_DC_JAWilson10DC -- John A. Wilson Building
Including winter scenes where the building was lighted.
2002_DC_Korean_War81DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial
2005_DC_Korean_War8DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial
After first snowfall.
2009_DC_Korean_War133DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial
After two snow falls. I was glad I took them when I did because just as I was finishing, some idiotic teenager decided to tromp through the snow around the figurines. When I told her she wasn't allowed beyond the low fence, she said I wasn't her father and I could kiss her a**. While I appreciated...
2002_DC_Lafayette_Square45DC -- Lafayette Square (by White House) area
2018_12_27D3_LOC_GHX67DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
This year, the tree wasn't in the Great Hall. They had to place it one floor above because putting it in the Great Hall conflicted with Paul Ryan's farewell event. Pictures also include the wreaths set up by some of the shops downstairs. (Partially reviewed)
2005_DC_LOC_GHX6DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2006_DC_LOC_GHX8DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2011_DC_LOC_GHX12DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2014_DC_LOC_GHX18DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2015_DC_LOC_GHX12DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2015_DC_Macys_Xmas25DC -- Macy's Holiday Windows (2015)
This was just after the 2015 windows unveiling. Santa and Snoopy headlined the Downtown-Metro Center Macy's holiday window unveiling on Saturday Nov.14, 2015 in Washington D.C. The department store is dedicating its window displays this year to Charles Schultz's Peanuts cartoon creations in...
2018_11_30D4_Macys_XMas23DC -- Macy's Holiday WIndows (2018) (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_Einstein23DC -- National Academy of Sciences Bldg -- Albert Einstein Memorial
Including after a snow.
2002_DC_Mall16DC -- Natl Mall area
2005_DC_Mall7DC -- Natl Mall area
Two items: ...
2009_DC_Mall61DC -- Natl Mall area
Including Canadian geese and after-snow shots.
2002_DC_WWII3DC -- Natl World War II Memorial (2002) -- Under construction
Under construction.
2005_DC_WWII35DC -- Natl World War II Memorial (2005) -- Including after first snowfall
2009_DC_WWII36DC -- Natl World War II Memorial (2009)
Including after a snow.
2010_DC_Zoo_LightsGB_201070DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights -- Gingerbread house competition and trains (2010)
2010 Gin-GRR-bread Habitat Competition Entries
In 2010, the National Zoo welcomed seven new lion cubs to their pride. Winners of the competition were awarded a behind-the-scenes tour for six to meet the cubs.
Each habitat was judged on:
* Relation to the theme: A Gin-GRR-Bread Habitat for the...
2011_DC_Zoo_LightsGB_201157DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights -- Gingerbread house competition and trains (2011)
This year's theme was the Kid's Farm, which State Farm Insurance had donated $1.4 million to the Zoo to keep open.
2013_DC_Zoo_LightsGB_201295DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights -- Gingerbread house competition and trains (2012)
Friends of the National Zoo: 2012 Gin-GRR-bread Habitat Competition -- A Winter's Tail on American Trail:
'Twas the night before ZooLights, and all through the Trail,
Not a keeper was stirring; they’d turned in their pails.
The creatures were opening enclosures with care,
All ready to party in...
2015_DC_Zoo_LightsGB52DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights -- Gingerbread house competition and trains (2015)
2016_DC_Zoo_LightsGB40DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights -- Gingerbread house competition and trains (2016)
2013_DC_Zoo_LightsGB_2013111DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights -- Gingerbread house competition, trains and Andy Byers Fantastical Paper Animals (2013)
Friends of the National Zoo: 2013 Gin-GRR-bread Habitat Competition
Stalking in a Zoolights Wonderland
"Tiger stripes laced with snowflakes
A winter evening, cubs are awake!
A beautiful sight,
They're playing outside tonight
Stalking in a ZooLights wonderland!"
This year’s Gin-GRR-bread Habitat...
2008_DC_Zoo_Lights8DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2008)
Not quite the same thing during the daytime.
2010_DC_Zoo_Lights_201094DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2010)
2011_DC_Zoo_Lights_201187DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2011)
2013_DC_Zoo_Lights_201292DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2012)
2013_DC_Zoo_Lights_2013100DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2013)
2015_DC_Zoo_Lights67DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2015)
2016_DC_Zoo_Lights48DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2016)
2017_DC_Zoo_Lights46DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2017)
2018_12_03D_Zoo_Lights41DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2018)
No gingerbread house competition this time! (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_OAS25DC -- Organization of American States Building -- Exterior
Outside art after a snow.
2014_DC_Rock_Creek_Cem28DC -- Rock Creek Cemetery
2002_DC_Sherman16DC -- Sherman Memorial
1997_DC_Union_StationX2DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
2003_DC_Union_StationX12DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
2005_DC_Union_StationX3DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
2006_DC_Union_StationX7DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
2007_DC_Union_StationX5DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
2009_DC_Union_StationX43DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
Photos of the Christmas tree, the Norwegian train set (complete with trolls), and the giant wreaths. There was a wedding party that was getting pictures done while I was there so you'll see them as well.
2011_DC_Union_StationX13DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
Because of the scaffolding and such, they gave up on the traditional Christmas tree this year and also shrunk the train set down to maybe one-fifth of its normal size.
2012_DC_Union_StationX3DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
2013_DC_Union_StationX12DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
2017_DC_Union_StationX19DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
2018_11_19C1_Union_StationX3DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_28B4_Union_StationX5DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_25D3_Union_StationX42DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_Norway_Xmas_141201110DC -- Union Station -- Norway's Christmas tree lighting ceremony (2014)
Last year it was a scream. This year Norway’s Christmas tree at Union Station will be a roar!
Senator Amy Klobuchar, Santa Claus, Ambassador Kåre Aas, Sami Performance, and Christmas Carols at December 1, 6:15 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony
Last year the Norwegian Christmas tree had 700 ornaments with...
2018_11_29C_Norway_Xmas103DC -- Union Station -- Norway's Christmas tree lighting ceremony (2018)
Holiday Celebration at Union Station
Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce - Mid-Atlantic Chapter, the Bach Project, and Union Station
Presented in association with Brightest Young Things, the Library of Congress, the... (Partially reviewed)
2004_DC_Botanic_Xmas12DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2004)
A Landscape Architect Who Has Found His Station in Life
Star of New York Train Display Arrives in Washington

By Adrian Higgins
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 16, 2004; Page H01

Paul Busse flips a switch in the conservatory of the U.S. Botanic Garden and his creation comes to...
2005_DC_Botanic_Xmas47DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2005)
2006_DC_Botanic_Xmas8DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2006)
2008_DC_Botanic_Xmas150DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2008)
2009_DC_Botanic_Xmas107DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2009)
2010_DC_Botanic_Xmas184DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2010)
2011_DC_Botanic_Xmas76DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2011)
2012_DC_Botanic_Xmas122DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2012)
2013_DC_Botanic_Xmas114DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2013)
2014_DC_Botanic_Xmas180DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2014)
Exploration and Celebrating the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842
Season’s Greenings
November 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015
Holiday cheer abounds at the U.S. Botanic Garden! Despite the cold winter outside, the Conservatory boasts a tropical paradise, one of the largest indoor decorated...
2015_DC_Botanic_XMas240DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2015)
" Season’s Greenings: Pollination Station". Including some Christmas card family shots.
2016_DC_Botanic_Xmas376DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2016)
Season's Greenings: National Parks and Historic Places
November 24 - January 2, 2017
Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and sounds of the season in our annual holiday show Season’s Greenings. See thousands of blooms from exotic orchids to a showcase of heirloom and newly developed poinsettia...
2017_DC_Botanic_Xmas302DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2017)
Season's Greenings: Roadside Attractions

November 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018
This year, take a trip across America as our annual holiday show Season's Greenings showcases Roadside Attractions! In our model train show, trains will chug around, below, through, and above plant-based recreations of...
2018_11_22A_Botanic_XMas170DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2018)
Season's Greenings: All Aboard!
November 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019
This year, explore America by train as our annual holiday show Season's Greenings showcases historic railroad stations across the country. In our model train show, trains chug around, below, through, and above plant-based recreations... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_25E1_Botanic_XMas209DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2018) (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_27G1_Botanic_XMas135DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2018) (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_Botanic_BHS_10121956DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2010) -- Barrington High School Madrigal Singers
2011_DC_Botanic_CAC_11121314DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2011) -- Capital Accord Chorus (choral performance)
2015_DC_Botanic_CAC_15121515DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2015) -- Capital Accord Chorus (choral performance)
2016_DC_Botanic_40Thieves10DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2016) -- 40 Thieves
Concert: Season's Greenings
40 Thieves, Irish rock
Evenings in the Conservatory are magical! Join us for live seasonal music in the Garden Court. Please note: Limited seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
2017_DC_Botanic_CAC_17122813DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2017) -- Capital Accord Chorus (choral performance)
December 2017 holiday concert series:
Dec. 28: Capital Accord Chorus (choral)
2018_12_27G2_Botanic_CAC31DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2018) -- Capital Accord Chorus (choral performance)
Capital Accord Chorus (choral)
Capital Accord Chorus is a women's chorus performing four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style. Their fun and engaging repertoire ranges from jazz to pop, through standards and show tunes -- they sing it all (Partially reviewed)
1997_DC_CapitolX7DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (1997)
Tree: Black Hills Spruce from Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota
2001_DC_CapitolX6DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2001)
2001 -- White Spruce -- 72 feet (22 m) -- Ottawa National Forest -- Michigan -- Known as "The Tree of Hope," the tree was lit by Dennis Hastert at 5 pm on December 11 in a ceremony on the West Front Lawn of the Capitol. The tree was hand picked by Architect of the Capitol landscape architect Matthew...
2002_DC_CapitolX16DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2002)
2002 -- Douglas Fir -- 70 feet (21 m) -- Umpqua National Forest -- Oregon -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert on December 12 in a ceremony including performances by the United States Navy Band, the Umpqua Singers from Umpqua Community College, and the Congressional Chorus. Decorated with 6,000...
2003_DC_CapitolX15DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2003)
2003 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 70 feet (21 m) -- Boise National Forest -- Idaho -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert on December 11 in a ceremony on the West Front Lawn including performances by the United States Army Band, the Snake River High School Chamber Choir from Blackfoot, Idaho, and the...
2005_DC_CapitolX11DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2005)
2005 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 65 feet (20 m) -- Santa Fe National Forest -- New Mexico -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert, assisted by eight-year-old Steven Castillo from Santa Fe, at 5 pm on December 8 in a ceremony including music performed by the United States Marine Band. Felled in early November,...
2006_DC_CapitolX17DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2006)
2006 -- Pacific Silver Fir -- 65 feet (20 m) -- Olympic National Forest -- Washington -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert, assisted by eight-year-old Micah Joe from Bremerton, at 5 pm on December 6. Felled in early November, the tree arrived at the West Front Lawn of the Capitol on November 27. 3,000...
2007_DC_CapitolX6DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2007)
2007 -- Balsam Fir -- 55 feet (17 m) -- Green Mountain National Forest -- Vermont -- A 55-foot fir, the tree was decorated exclusively with LEDs and some 4,500 ornaments crafted and donated by the people of Vermont reflecting the theme Bringing an Old Fashioned Holiday to the Nation.”[9]
2008_DC_CapitolX61DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2008)
2008 -- Subalpine Fir -- 70 feet (21 m) -- Bitterroot National Forest -- Montana -- The tree was decorated with more than 5,000 ornaments displaying the theme "Sharing Montana's Treasures" by showcasing the state's heritage, historical events, and natural resources. The ornaments were crafted and...
2009_DC_CapitolX57DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2009)
2009 -- Blue Spruce -- 85 feet (26 m) -- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests -- Arizona -- Joined by Kaitlyn Ferencik, from Canyon Ridge Elementary School in Surprise, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi lit the tree in a ceremony on December 8. The tree was felled in early November, and delivered to Washington on...
2010_DC_CapitolX44DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2010)
2010 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 67 feet (20 m) -- Bridger-Teton National Forest -- Wyoming -- Lit by Nancy Pelosi on December 7. Decorated with approximately 5,000 ornaments, showcasing the tree's theme "Wyoming: Forever West," made by people from across Wyoming. The entire tree was decorated using strands...
2011_DC_CapitolX119DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2011)
2011 -- Sierra White Fir -- 63 feet (19 m) -- Stanislaus National Forest -- California -- Lit by John Boehner on December 6. Decorated with approximately 3,000 ornaments, showcasing the tree's theme "California Shines," made by people from across California. The entire tree was decorated using strands...
2012_DC_CapitolX10DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2012)
2012 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 73 feet (22 m) -- White River National Forest -- Colorado -- The 2012 theme 'Celebrating Our Great Outdoors' will be highlighted in the decoration of the tree. It is expected to be lit by Speaker John Boehner during a ceremony in early December.
2013_DC_CapitolX26DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2013)
2013 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 88 feet (27 m) -- Colville National Forest -- Washington -- Second-tallest tree ever used at the Capitol; theme is "Sharing Washington's Good Nature"; lit 5 pm Tues., Dec. 3; decorated with 5,000 handmade children's ornaments; passed through TX, AR, TN, VA, PA, & MD.
2015_DC_CapitolX42DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2015)
2015 -- Lutz Spruce -- 74 feet (23 m) -- Chugach National Forest -- Alaska -- The first Capitol Christmas Tree from Alaska.
2016_DC_CapitolX11DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2016)
2016 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 84 feet (26 m) -- Payette National Forest -- Idaho -- The tree will be lit at a public ceremony on Dec. 6. Thousands of LED lights and 6,000 ornaments made by children in Idaho will hang on the tree. The ornaments represent things relevant to Idaho, including salmon and pine...
2017_DC_CapitolX_201642DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2016)
Last week for the 2016 tree.
2016 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 84 feet (26 m) -- Payette National Forest -- Idaho -- The tree will be lit at a public ceremony on Dec. 6. Thousands of LED lights and 6,000 ornaments made by children in Idaho will hang on the tree. The ornaments represent things relevant to...
2017_DC_CapitolX64DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2017)
2017 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 79 feet (24 m) -- Kootenai National Forest -- Montana
2006_DC_Capitol18DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
2009_DC_Capitol107DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
Including after a snowfall.
2018_12_27F4_CapitolX72DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior) -- Christmas Tree (2018)
2018 -- Noble Fir -- 82 feet (25 m) -- Willamette National Forest -- Oregon
The tradition of the Capitol Christmas Tree, or "The People’s Tree," began in 1964 when Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John W. McCormack (D-MA) placed a live Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. This tree lived... (Partially reviewed)
2002_DC_Viet_Wall118DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
2005_DC_Viet_Wall7DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
After first snowfall.
2009_DC_Viet_Wall43DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
After the snow, including the holiday tree.
2002_DC_Wash_Mon65DC -- Washington Monument
2009_DC_Wash_Mon7DC -- Washington Monument
Including after the snowfall.
2011_DC_NCath_XMas34DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Christmas Creches
2017_DC_NCath_Xmas133DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Christmas Creches
2018_12_16A2_NCath_Xmas155DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Christmas Creches (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_NCath_Xmas84DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Christmas Creches and flowers
1981_DC_White_House2DC -- White House
2002_DC_White_House24DC -- White House
1981_DC_WHouse_Tree4DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (1981)
1999_DC_WHouse_Tree12DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (1999)
2002_DC_WHouse_Tree50DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2002)
2003_DC_WHouse_Tree14DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2003)
2004_DC_WHouse_Tree7DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2004)
2005_DC_WHouse_Tree15DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2005)
2006_DC_WHouse_Tree32DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2006)
2007_DC_WHouse_Tree24DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2007)
2008_DC_WHouse_Tree47DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2008)
2009_DC_WHouse_Tree66DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2009)
Including the tree on the Ellipse taken near dusk after the snowfall.
2018_12_27B2_WHouse_Tree50DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2018)
This was during the Christmas government shutdown. The tree is part of the National Park Service which didn't have funding. A big donor agreed to fund the Christmas lights and trains but not trash pick-up. (Partially reviewed)
1983_DC_Whouse_Xmas1DC -- White House interior Christmas decorations (1983)
2005_DC_WHouse_XMas62DC -- White House interior Christmas decorations (2005)
2006_DC_Whouse_XMas45DC -- White House interior Christmas decorations (2006)
2007_DC_WHouse_Xmas66DC -- White House interior Christmas decorations (2007)
The theme of the White House decorations this year was the National Parks system. The following press release from the National Parks System describes it.

"Holiday in the National Parks" Celebrated at the White House

(Washington, DC) – America’s national parks are the focus of this year’s...
2009_DC_WHouse_XMas143DC -- White House interior Christmas decorations (2009)
2008_DC_WHVC138DC -- White House Visitor Center
White House Visitor Center Hosts 2007 White House Holiday Decorations

Washington, D.C. – Beginning January 4, 2008 through January 31, 2008, visitors to the White House Visitors Center will have the opportunity to view the 2007 White House Blue Room Christmas Tree ornaments and the White House...
2008_DC_FOTHOC_08122541Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Debbie:

We had a great event preparing and distributing bags to homeless people in Washington DC. Below is some of the information about the event, and some of the vignettes that we hope convey...
2004_MD_FOTHOC_04122446Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
The official write-up of the event written by Victor Block with a preface by Tom Block:

Hi, everybody, here's the recap of this year's FOTHOC event that my Dad wrote up.

I might add a couple of things:
1) This was by far my worst year in terms of passing things out; people didn't want the bags;...
2005_MD_FOTHOC_05122455Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
The official write-up of the event, written by Victor Block:

FOTHOC Celebrates its 10th Year

A four-year-old girl hands out pictures she has drawn to homeless people on the streets of Washington. Told that the gift bag being handed to him contains a Walkman-type radio, a man without a home asks...
2008_MD_FOTHOC_08122494Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
The morning started off *very* well as USA Today had published an article that mentioned the event and they printed in four columns a photo that I had done last year during the event.
2010_MD_FOTHOC_10123156Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
2007_DC_FOTHOC_07010135Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Victor Block:

FOTH Annual Report – 2006/7

To all supporters of, participants at and others interested (mildly or more) in the Friends of the Homeless project:

Recent changes were made to...
2008_DC_FOTHOC_08010130Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Victor Block:

FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS – 12/07-1/08 REPORT

Great pack, tough delivery. That was the evaluation of the 12th annual Friends of the Homeless operation, the brainchild of Tom...
2010_DC_FOTHOC_10010152Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
The second part of Victor Block's report follows.

January 1, 2010.   Because of overwhelming interest in helping out, five cars, rather than the four of past years, left FOTH Central a little after 10 a.m. on a cold New Years day, each carrying 20 gift bags.  After distributing all of their bags,...
2011_DC_FOTHOC_11010176Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Victor's report:

The December 31, 2010-January 1, 2011 Friends of the Homeless activity marked the 15th consecutive year that this project provided large gift bags filled with  items -- some basic, some fun -- to men and women on the streets of Washington.  It followed a year-long effort by Tom Block...
2006_MD_FOTHOC_06123181Friends of the Homeless on New Years (package preparation)
Preparing the gift packages.
2007_MD_FOTHOC_07123180Friends of the Homeless on New Years (package preparation)
Preparing the gift packages.
2009_MD_FOTHOC_09123175Friends of the Homeless on New Years (package preparation)
The first part of Victor Block's report follows.

Note:  According to the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, at least 17,800 men, women and children are homeless in the Nation's Capital over the course of a year.
 
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2005_MD_AntietamNC9MD -- Antietam National Cemetery
2005_MD_Antietam_Pry5MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Pry House
2004_MD_Assateague32MD -- Assateague Island Natl Seashore
We visited the horses just after a fresh snow fall!
2005_MD_Assateague25MD -- Assateague Island Natl Seashore
2010_MD_BTemple26MD -- Colesville -- Buddhist Temple
2005_MD_SnowMD1MD -- First snowfall of the year
2005_MD_Mt_Olivet21MD -- Frederick -- Mt Olivet Cemetery
1996_MD_Mormon_Lights1MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
1997_MD_Mormon_Lights3MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
1999_MD_Mormon_Lights9MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2002_MD_Mormon_Lights12MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
Every year, the grounds of the public visitors center at the Mormon Temple gets decorated up for Christmas. A million lights, re-enactments in a manger, lots of friendly smiling faces. It's very pretty. Unfortunately, of course, they consider it to be a good time to convert the heathens. So this...
2005_MD_Mormon_Lights25MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2006_MD_Mormon_Lights17MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2008_MD_Mormon_Lights39MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2010_MD_Mormon_Lights358MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
Two visits (Jan2010 and Dec2010).
2011_MD_Mormon_Lights103MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2010_MD_MD_Snow10MD -- More snow pics
2008_MD_Natl_HarborX160MD -- National Harbor -- Exteriors
2008_MD_Natl_HarborI84MD -- National Harbor -- Interior
Including Christmas decorations in the Gaylord Hotel.
2018_MD_SS_Team2MD -- Silver Spring -- County Snow Team
2015_MD_SSprungX7MD -- Silver Spring -- Silver Sprung Holiday display
2016_MD_SSprungX5MD -- Silver Spring -- Silver Sprung Holiday display
2017_MD_SSprungX11MD -- Silver Spring -- Silver Sprung Holiday display
2018_11_20E2_SSprungX13MD -- Silver Spring -- Silver Sprung Holiday display (Partially reviewed)
2010_MD_VPlaza112MD -- Silver Spring -- Veterans Plaza
Including the final phases of construction and the plaza finally being open. Followed by ice skating on the plaza rink.
2009_MD_Sligo8MD -- Sligo Creek Park
During the snow melt.
2010_MD_Sligo4MD -- Sligo Creek Park
A light snow.
2010_MD_TP_Snow17MD -- Takoma Park sledding at Takoma Park Middle School
2005_MD_Brookside208MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens
Many visits. Including:
(050301) After a snow fall.
(050623) I was waiting for word from my veterinarian on my cat, BC, who was suffering from chronic renal failure. I knew BC probably would be put to sleep that night and I wanted him to be home and secure that day. It was a beautiful day and I had...
2013_MD_BrooksideX7MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens (Gardens of Lights)
These were taken during the daytime. It's incredible how many lights they actually need to use to make these things!
2009_MD_BrooksideRR43MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens (Winter railroad exhibit)
The railroad display was done by the Washington, Virginia and Maryland Garden Railway Society.
2013_MD_BrooksideRR46MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens (Winter railroad exhibit)
2015_MD_BrooksideRR104MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens (Winter railroad exhibit)
2016_MD_BrooksideRR61MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens (Winter railroad exhibit)
2017_MD_BrooksideRR65MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens (Winter railroad exhibit)
2018_11_27_BrooksideRR49MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens (Winter railroad exhibit) (Partially reviewed)
1999_PA_Valley_Forge20PA -- Valley Forge NHP
2007_SC_Columbia_Cap81SC -- Columbia -- State Capitol
1999_VA_Richmond_Cap20VA -- Richmond -- State Capitol Complex
They had the Christmas tree on display on the porch of the capitol.
2006_WV_Charles_Town21WV -- Charles Town


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
KeyImgsShort Description
2018_12_22B_Thompson_Party87Personal --Thompson Holiday Party (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_29C_Norway_Xmas103DC -- Union Station -- Norway's Christmas tree lighting ceremony (2018)
Holiday Celebration at Union Station Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce - Mid-Atlantic Chapter, the Bach Project, and Union Station Presented in association with Brightest Young Things, the Library of Congress, the Emba... (Partially reviewed)
2019_01_07E_Kalb115Politics & Prose -- Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford ("President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead")
Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford - President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead — in Children and Teens When Ava’s mom remarries, Ava gets stuck with a younger, annoying stepbrother, J.P. Struggling to adjust to her new life, Ava’s mom announces a family trip to Boston. While on this trip, Av... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_02_Honors300DC -- Kennedy Center -- Kennedy Center Honors (2018)
Folks here include: (Rehearsal) Amanda Seyfried, Melissa Peterman (Barbara Jean on "Reba"), Charles Kelley (from Lady Antebellum), Bobby Bones ("Dancing with the Stars"), Christopher Neal Jackson ("Hamilton" and "Bull"), Emilio Estefan, Christopher Neal Jackson, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Lovano, Espera... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_09A1_Meyers157National Gallery of Art -- Artist talk: linn meyers: work
linn meyers: work linn meyers, artist and cofounder, STABLE, in conversation with Jonathan Frederick Walz, director of curatorial affairs and curator of American art, Columbus Museum Artist linn meyers creates works that reveal the expansive potential of drawing. In monumental installations drawn st... (Partially reviewed)


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