Here are some scenes you might enjoy this Christmas week, starting with the famous ones in Washington - at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Union Station and the U.S. Botanic Garden (where you MUST go indoors and see the displays there!)

Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens in Wheaton has one of the best lighting events in the world (I'm guessing), their Garden of Lights, and it runs until January 6.   Above and below are just some of the fantastical scenes from the show.

34th Street

In Baltimore, I'm dying to see their Christmas Street- 34th Street, of course, now in its 65th year! The 700 block is totally lit and lawns and porches are elaborately decorated, too.  

Like most holiday displays, it ends on New Year's Day, but for Baltimore's Christmas Street, New Year's Eve is the highlight and grand finale.   The annual "ball drop and running of Baby New Year" is apparently an event that must be seen to be believed.  It starts around 11:45 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Above, Baltimore's Christmas Street.

Finally, Annapolis's Parade of Lights  happened weeks ago, as did this festive-looking open house at the Governor's Mansion, so for Christmas week, the traditional decorations around town and the dock are on display until New Year's and they're fabulous.   

Wishing blog readers a Happy Holiday in whatever tradition you celebrate.

Photo credits.  Capitol Building,  Union  Station, Annapolis Open House, Christmas Street in Baltimore,  Brookside Garden of Lights.

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