1. Ice Skating at the National Mall

The ice rink at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden is an essential winter experience in Washington, DC. It opened up in late November and lasts until early March. This rink is firmly placed along the National Mall at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. Opened Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.–11 p.m.2. Attend a Washington Capitals or Washington Wizards game

The Capital One Arena is in full swing throughout the winter season, with numerous Capitals and Wizards games to enjoy through the beginning of April. This is a fun family event that all ages will enjoy! Buy tickets online at https://www.capitalonearena.com/

3. Check out DC’s Restaurant week January 16-22

Looking to check out Washington DC’s finest restaurants? The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s signature celebration returns and is ready to heat up your January. Enjoy winter in the District while taking advantage of specially priced meals, including to-go options and cocktail and wine pairings. Dig into the fine details and plan your culinary excursion in DC throughout this week.

4. Cats at the National Theatre

One of the most successful musicals of all time will light up the stage at The National Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece follows a tribe of cats for their annual ball to celebrate and determine which cat will be reborn. Throughout you’ll hear songs that have touched multiple generations, take in breathtaking choreography, and awe at all the beautiful set designs. Buy tickets online at https://www.broadwayatthenational.com/show/cats/.

5. Washington Auto Show – Jan. 20-29

The world-class event displays engineering prowess and innovation along with more than 600 new models from 30+ car manufacturers inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Interactive displays and on-site activations add to the fascination of this motor vehicle showcase. Buy Tickets online at https://washingtonautoshow.com/ which is located at the  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001.