Experience U Street's Dazzle

November 19 - January 6

Countdown to Holiday Lights









U Street from 12th to 17th Street (See Full Map Below)

November 19 - January 6

About Holiday Lights

Whether you’re a local resident or just visiting for a few days—stop by U Street Main Street Holiday Lights to explore, shop, and dine this holiday season.

The businesses within U Street Main Street will be decked out with holiday lights from November 19 to January 6. Wander the corridor with neighbors and visitors to enjoy amazing holiday events, activities, and promotions throughout the month. Then cast your vote for your favorite holiday display and your favorite corridor between November 19 and December 10. 

U Street Main Street is part of a broader, citywide DC Holiday Lights effort encouraging residents and visitors to shop small and explore the District this holiday season. Starting November 26, you can participate in our citywide Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win great prizes from local DC businesses! Check back for more details.

How To Participate


Visit the Corridor & Vote for the Best Business Display

Starting November 19, take a walk around U Street Main Street to see the holiday lights displays. Then, cast your vote for your favorite display and vote for U Street as “Best of DC.” Voting ends December 10.

Participate in the DC Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt

Starting November 26, participate in the citywide DC Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win amazing prizes from local DC businesses.

Eat, Drink & Shop Local

U Street’s businesses need your support! Find great holiday deals, specials, events, and activities happening throughout the month in our holiday happenings directory below. Plus, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily news from U Street’s businesses.



U Street Main Street Holiday Lights is organized by District Bridges’ Cleveland Park Main Street.