Last night we took a walk down the street to see the National Zoo’s free “Zoo Lights” exhibit.
The Pros: the hum of the crowd, the Christmas music, the vendors selling hot chocolate with peach sschnapps, cider or mulled wine.
The Cons: the very small ice skating rink. It costs $5 to skate ($7 if you need rentals), and the “eco-friendly synthetic ice skating surface” leaves much to be desired. There were only 3 people on the rink when we walked by.