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Photos of DC looking gorgeous during the holidays

DC knows how to get dolled up for the season. Here are our favorite looks from Christmas past and present.
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Adam Fagen)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Adam FagenCapitol Christmas tree
 (Photograph: John Harrington)
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Photograph: John HarringtonNational Christmas Tree Lighting
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Elvert Barnes)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Elvert BarnesChristmas at Union Station
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Bill Couch)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Bill CouchGeorgetown waterfront Christmas tree
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/dren88)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/dren88National Harbor
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/nostri-imago)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/nostri-imagoZooLights
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/jsprig)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/jsprigCapitol Hill
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Richard Gillin)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Richard GillinFairmont Christmas decorations
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Elvert Barnes)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Elvert BarnesChristmas at The Willard Office Building & Hotel Complex
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Avelino Maestas)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Avelino MaestasZooLights
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/David Quinalty)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/David QuinaltyHoliday decorations on the White House side of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building
 (Photograph: Shutterstock/Orhan Cam)
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Photograph: Shutterstock/Orhan CamNational Christmas Tree Lighting
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Adam Fagen)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Adam FagenMenorah at the White House
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Elvert Barnes)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Elvert BarnesNational Christmas Tree Pageant at President's Park
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/kathmandu)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/kathmanduSantarchy DC
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/jfholloway)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/jfhollowayGingerbread White House in the State Dining Room, White House
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Rob Clatterbuck)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Rob ClatterbuckNational Tree
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Rob Clatterbuck)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Rob ClatterbuckNational Tree and Monument
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Rob Clatterbuck)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Rob ClatterbuckOld Town
 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/kathmandu)
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Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/kathmanduSantarchy DC
By Time Out editors |
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DC is stunning at all times of the year (yes, even during a polar vortex), but Christmastime really takes the cake. From Union Station to ZooLights, these wondrous snapshots are proof that the city is brimming with holiday cheer.

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