Last week, I shared some New York City Christmas photos, and this week I hope you’ll come with me as I relive last year’s trip to Washington, D.C. Yes, a year ago today I was in Washington D.C. with my mom soaking in Christmas magic, and that included celebrating a Norwegian Christmas in Union Station — something I had never even knew existed before we landed there.
For 14 years counting, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the people of Norway have given Washington, D.C. officials a 30-foot tree that holds some 8,000 lights and added a decidedly Scandinavian flair to an already gorgeous train station.
Along with the tree, there is also an impressive model train display that includes Norwegian landscape and other traditional Norwegian sights.
Union Station is just beautiful on its own with its grand arches, white granite, marble, and gold leaf — which you can see a bit more of on my Washington, D.C. Flickr set, but you should also know that shopkeepers are never shy to play up their prime location either.
If you’re around Washington, D.C. at Christmastime, do stop into Union Station for at least a peek — and show Norway some love! I have lots more Washington, D.C. festive photos to share, including from the National Christmas Tree, the National Menorah, the Capitol Christmas Tree, and the U.S. Botanical Garden, so I hope you’ll come along and relive my travels from last year — and I promise I’ll get to my more recent travels to northern Italy soon as well!