Ever seen the Conservatory at the U.S. Botanic Gardens all dressed up and action-packed for the holidays?  No?!?  Then get yourself and your family, especially the kids, down there for the big show – on display from Thanksgiving Day through January 2.

The USBG’s popular holiday show is in two parts:

The Garden Railway exhibit.  Follow the trains and explore “Who Lives Here?” to see all kinds of delightful dwellings, from an opossum house and a critter condo to models of American presidential homes.  Here’s a quick video.

You’ll enter the main door of the conservatory to find everything else –  one of the largest indoor decorated trees in Washington, D.C., and the Garden Court decorated with plant-based models of the DC’s landmark buildings and their gorgeous seasonal plant displays.   All that on top of the permanent displays in the Conservatory.

Hours:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  FREE of charge.   Outdoors, the National Garden and Bartholdi Park are both open, too.

And starting next week there will be live music, too.  Full schedule right here.

Here’s more details about visiting during the holidays.

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