@citycenterdc is one of the most insta-worthy spots of downtown dc. visiting citycenter gives you your fix of visual art, luxury shopping, and good eats.


it’s one of my favorite places to visit all year round, because there’s always an installation dangling above your head.  they switch it up every season to give the city something new to marvel over. but citycenter at christmas is just as magical as you could imagine. the storefronts are loaded with holiday gifts & decorations. and this time of year, the park is full of sculptures & decor about 10x your size. and they just keep adding more!

at the start of december, the tree was up and they held their annual lighting of the tree ceremony to premiere it in style. but the oversized decorations don’t stop at the tree. you can walk your way down palmer alley and look up to see the most beautiful sight. the dream closet installation is made up of your winter wonderland dreams. hundreds of uniquely shaped “snowflakes” dangle from the store tops. they’re the perfect prop to your newest selfie.  there’s also the holiday gift box & the oversized reindeer for your festive photo needs.

what’s really special is their pop up ‘winter in washington’. this is the only time you’d be able to experience the city’s monuments as ice sculptures. only up for one weekend, you either made it or you missed out. it’s the kind of winter experience i didn’t know i needed. what else will they come up with?!?!

if you find yourself downtown, stop by citycenter for some holiday joy, gift shopping, and a sweet treat from the milk bar.