Snow Day in Washington, DC (Plus, the Capitol Christmas Tree!)

We were so lucky to have a snow day in Washington, DC this past week. If y’all have been here for a while, you likely know that I absolutely love winter and snow. I got married in the winter and I planned a trip last year explicitly to see a real-life winter wonderland. So, the rare occasion where we get a snow day in my own city is always a delight.

A Snow Day in Washington, DC

I brought out my camera for a 30-degree walk through Capitol Hill because doesn’t every neighborhood look even more charming when covered in fresh fallen snow, especially when also decked out for the holidays?

While, of course, snow days don’t have the same allure that they did back when we were young and got the day off school, there’s still something so lovely about watching the snow fall while sitting inside with a candle lit, a mug of warm coffee in hand, and relaxing music softly playing. It’s the perfect time to embrace all the cozy things.

Y’all, the ultimate here is that we may get a white Christmas next week!

 

snow day in washington dc - capitol hill in the snow

snow day in washington dc - capitol hill in the snow

snow day in washington dc - capitol hill in the snow

snow day in washington dc - capitol hill in the snow

snow day in washington dc - capitol hill in the snow

snow day in washington dc - us capitol in the snow - capitol hill in the snow

 

The Other DC Christmas Tree: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Everyone goes to the White House Christmas Tree, strolls around the trees decorated by school children from all 50 states and territories, too, and, in normal times, they’ll make an evening of it by stopping by the Round Robin Bar at the Willard for festive drinks afterwards. To be honest, I’m probably not going to go see the White House tree this year but that’s fine because there’s another even better tree: the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

As soon as I saw snow in the forecast, I knew I was going to have to beeline up to the Capitol as soon as the flakes started falling to capture the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree — and it was 100% worth the frigid walk for the image below.

 

snow day in washington dc - us capitol christmas tree - us capitol in the snow

snow day in washington dc - us capitol christmas tree - us capitol in the snow

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