Best National Parks to Visit For Winter Holidays

America’s national parks don’t just celebrate our nation’s geographical and ecological treasures; they honor our diverse cultural heritage, especially during the holiday season. In November and December, parks across the country light up, quiet down and host events that give us a chance to reflect on what’s important in life, such as time with family and friends.

With work and school schedules often more flexible during the holidays, consider making your time together even more memorable by scheduling a trip to attend one of these national park events. To help get you started, we’ve put together a list of six best national parks to visit in december where your family can make memories while experiencing the magic of the season.

National Christmas Tree Lighting and Pageant of Peace

President’s Park, Washington, D.C.

  • November 30, 2017
  • Drive 4.3 miles north from Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport.