It's holiday time in DC. That means great shows, wonderful displays and superb shopping. It also means more traffic, cold weather and plenty of visitors.
If you want to get in the holiday spirit, DC has plenty to offer. If you're the hearty type and don't mind a chill in the air, take a stroll around neighborhoods known for great holiday decorations. Some of the best include Dupont Circle, Georgetown, the Southwest waterfront, CityCenter and Alexandria, right across the river in Virginia.
There are also plenty of can't-miss special holiday displays. Visit the National Christmas Tree, either for its ceremonial lighting on December 5th on the Ellipse at President's Park, or at any time during the holiday season. Or take in the lighting of the National Menorah on The Ellipse, starting on December 22nd.
Or make an after-hours visit to the National Zoo during DC also has you covered if you prefer to do your celebrating indoors. Experience the annual Kwanzaa Celebration at DancePlace or check out the Smithsonian's ACM Kwanzaa Celebration. Or take in a performance of The Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center or a comedy show at the DC Improv. Most Smithsonian museums also are open during most days during the season.
The best way to enjoy these attractions and events is to make sure you can reach your destinations safely, economically, and with time to spare.
Many DC residents have discovered UVC, a Washington, DC-based transportation company with a fleet of more than 2,500 cars and state-of-the-art technology. We only use newer vehicles with plenty of safety features. Our goal is to provide reliable, reasonably priced service to anyone who needs it. That includes everyone from wheelchair-bound customers to millennials glued to their phones.
We have made ordering a ride as easy as picking up your smartphone. With our app ezRidr, you can reserve a ride and track where your driver is in real-time. You can even pay for your rides in the app or, if you choose, via credit card in the car.
And you'll never be overcharged. Our pricing is flat rate, so you'll never be surprised by an outrageous charge. Our fleets are fully equipped with digital meters based on the new Digital Taxi Solution (DTS) approved by the Department For Hire Vehicles. And we never charge surcharges.
And most importantly, our drivers are professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They know how to get you wherever you need to be, whenever you need to be there. After all, there is nothing worse than walking in after a performance has started or missing the peak time to view the holiday lights!
So get out there and explore all DC has to offer during the holidays. You won't regret it!