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USA (Washington, DC) National Shrine
20 December, 2016 N/A
Come see the spectacular decorations as the National Shrine dresses up for this joyous time of year with more than 50 Christmas trees as tall as 15 feet and over 500 poinsettias. In addition, more than 65,000 brilliant lights will brighten the Basilica, inside and out. Be sure to visit our two manger scenes, one of which is nearly life size! The Basilica will be decorated for Christmas from December 20 through January 8, so don’t miss one of the most magnificent times of year at the National Shrine!
The Basilica is open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. There is no admission fee and all events are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. The Basilica offers free parking and is conveniently located within walking distance of the Brookland-CUA Station on Metro's Red Line.