D.C.’s Georgetown Glow light festival is a great opportunity to enjoy a light show while doing some Christmas shopping in the neighborhood.If you are one of the many area residents who still have some Christmas shopping to do, then you may want to consider visiting Georgetown soon. The neighborhood’s annual light festival, called Georgetown Glow, has just begun and will be on display until January 7. Georgetown Glow is a beautiful light display which is certain to provide visitors with plenty of “oohs” and “aahhs” as nine illuminated art installations are on display thanks to a generous $150,000 grant by the city’s Commission on Arts and Humanities. The light display includes art such as chromatic rings and interactive landscapes, all created by national and international artists. [gallery type="rectangular" size="full" ids="6016,6017,6018"]
Visitors of the display and art installations won’t want to miss things such as a 15-minute video depicting the elements of historic Georgetown by artist Robin Bell above the Georgetown Theatre and an installation depicting a refugee family by Alaa Minawi titled “My Light Is Your Light” at the Episcopal Church along Wisconsin Avenue. Other exhibits include “The Neighbors” (a set of sculptures made of LED bent wires between Reservoir Road and P Street), 62 illuminated platforms by Jen Lewin (at the Wisconsin Avenue and K Street intersection), the “Horizontal Interference” (colorful Christmas cords spread across light pole and trees at the Washington Harbor), and the Holiday Window Competition among Georgetown’s small businesses (you can vote for the best on the neighborhood’s official Facebook page!). Georgetown Glow takes place nightly from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. in Georgetown’s commercial district and is free to attend. If you can make it out to the annual Winter Wonderland celebration on Saturday, December 16, you'll be treated to holiday music, kids’ activities, an ugly sweater competition, and photo ops with Santa from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Street parking is available, and the neighborhood also has 20 parking garages and lots. More info can be found here.