On Sunday night, my friend Sokphal and I went on our 2nd annual DC Christmas Tree Light Run! Such an awesome tradition – I highly suggest doing something like this where you live! Seeing all the beautiful trees and lights on foot is awesome.
This is one of my favorite runs of the year – it’s sooo hard for me to motivate to run at night but seeing all the beautiful Christmas trees around DC is totally worth the push. :) Doing the run on a Sunday night this time was nice, too – we were able to start a little earlier than we did last year (on a weeknight).
For this year’s adventure (here’s last year’s: Running the Washington DC Christmas Trees – apparently we had a warm night last time!), since it was really cold, we decided to do a shorter route and drove to Georgetown and parked there. First stop: checking out the light installation, Georgetown Glow, along the waterfront!
I hadn’t seen Georgetown Glow at night yet, just during the day – it looked really cool!
From there, we ran along the waterfront (luckily it was relatively well lit, because we didn’t have headlamps) to our next destination: Memorial Continental Hall!
They have a gorgeous tree!
From there, we headed towards the White House! It has lights wrapped around the pillars this year – cool. :)
Hello, National Christmas Tree! There were lots of people there checking this out – beautiful! Love the train set display and the mini trees (representing each state/territory) around it, too. If you follow me on Instagram, I did a little InstaStory featuring this that you may have seen! Also, the moon was gorgeous on Sunday night – so bright!
After getting our fill of the National Christmas Tree (they even had some live Christmas music happening!), we ran down the National Mall towards the Capitol. We were cold from our stops so we basically sprinted this – had to warm up!
View from across the Capitol Reflecting Pool! The reflection on the water was gorgeous. :)
We tried to see the beautiful tree inside the U.S. Botanic Garden (it would have been nice to warm up inside, too – brrrr!), but sadly they were closed for a private event. Straight to the Capitol tree it was!
This is my favorite tree – so beautiful, especially with the Capitol all lit up behind it. :)
It’s also not crowded at all like the National Christmas Tree. :) Put this one on your list if you’re in the area!
After the Capitol we had one last stop on our list: the Canadian Embassy! They had a pretty tree last year and we didn’t want to miss it. :)
We had covered about 4 miles at this point and since it was freezing we decided an Uber back to my car in Georgetown was the best call. We had seen what we wanted to! Such a fun night. Thanks for the good time, Sokphal – can’t wait until next year!
Have you ever done a Christmas tree light run? It’s such a fun way to see them! I’d love to do one in the neighborhoods to see all the lights on houses, too. :) Might have to make that happen sometime in the next couple weeks!