Holiday Office Party Alternatives in Washington DC

December 8, 2022

Are you tired of throwing the same old holiday party for your team this time of year?

Are you looking for other options to celebrate 2022 with your team?

Washington DC offers a variety of fun holiday party alternatives for businesses looking to take their team out for some fun. Washington DC is a great place to spend the holidays, with festive events happening all over the city. And what better way to truly bond with the team than by booking a limo from U.S. Sedan in Washington DC to get you there?

If you're looking for something different to do with your team this year, here are some great alternatives to traditional holiday parties. From winter escapes to museum tours, here are our favorite ideas for some team bonding without doing a holiday party.

    1. Ice Skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

If you and your team are looking for a festive activity to get you into the holiday spirit, look no further than the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden ice skating rink. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the rink is surrounded by beautiful sculptures and offers stunning views of the U.S. Capitol building. After skating, you can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate from nearby cafes.

    1. Holiday Shopping at Union Market

Union Market is a unique shopping destination in Washington, D.C., perfect for finding unique gifts for your loved ones. Vendors sell everything from gourmet food to handmade jewelry. After shopping, grab a bite to eat at one of the many delicious food stalls or restaurants in the market.

    1. Touring the National Christmas Tree

Each year, the National Christmas Tree is displayed on the Ellipse, a park located just south of the White House. The tree is decorated with tens of thousands of lights and is a sight to behold. You can also visit some other trees on display nearby, including the State Trees of America and the District of Columbia Tree. After viewing the trees, take a stroll around the park to enjoy the festive atmosphere and take in the sights and sounds of Christmas in Washington, D.C.

    1. Holiday Nightly Caroling Program at Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C.

What better way to spread some holiday cheer than by caroling? Willard InterContinental Acappella groups host an annual caroling event open to the public. From December 1st to the 23rd, come by Willard InterContinental's lobby from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm to listen to some fantastic carolers! 

This complimentary event has been a Washington D.C. tradition for over 20 years and features an impressive variety of musical groups. Whether you enjoy classic holiday tunes or something with a modern twist, there's sure to be something here that gets you into the festive spirit. While you're enjoying the live music, why not sample some champagne or seasonal cocktails from their Moët & Chandon pop-up bar? It also makes for some great team bonding.

    1. Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

This is a beautiful show taking place on December 16 & 17!

Join Mount Vernon for an evening of fun and fireworks choreographed to holiday music. Take a stroll through the estate while serenaded by local choirs, visit Aladdin, the camel, and chat with re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment. George Washington will also be on-site to greet Mount Vernon’s holiday guests. Watch as colonial artisans demonstrate the 18th-century process of creating chocolate. Keep toasty by warming up by a bonfire, enjoy hot chocolate or cider, and visit the Museum and Education Center (open from 5:30-8 PM). Additional food will be available for purchase.

 These events can be a great kickoff to end your year with your co-workers on a great note! You don’t need to waste any time planning an elaborate party for the office to partake in. Simply contact our booking department to help you prepare for an easy outing with transportation taken care of!

So grab your team and start exploring all that Washington, DC, offers this holiday season! End the year on a positive note so you are all refreshed and ready to take on the new year!

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