Washington DC is set to end 2022 on a high with the following announcements and festive celebrations planned:
DC Festive Season
Delve into holiday traditions and one-of-a-kind cultural experiences in the nation’s capital this holiday season. Destination DC (DDC) invites visitors to get in the holiday spirit by taking in the 100thannual National Christmas Tree (image attached), basking in holiday décor, shopping local and more. See full press release attached and learn more at washington.org/winter. Images can be accessed HERE Photo credit: Washington.org.
Introducing The Silver Line service from Dulles to DC
Operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the 11-mile extension, which includes 11 new stations, is now open. The Metro expansion connects Washington Dulles International Airport to downtown DC allowing easier accessibility to the city and beyond. For more information: wmata.com/rider-guide/silver-line-extension/index.cfm
Happy 60th Dulles
The completed Dulles Corridor Metrorail project by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) coincides with the 60th anniversary of Dulles International Airport (DIA). Growing from six airlines in 1962 to 34 airlines today, Dulles offers flights to more than 130 nonstop destinations in the United States and globally.
MWAA has also recently approved a plan for USD$675 million concourse at Dulles. Construction begins in 2023 and should be completed by 2026. The 400,000 square-foot, 14-gate concourse will include new retail and dining options, more seating, airline lounges and other amenities. It also improves operations for servicing planes and baggage. Officials hope to build it to the eco-friendly LEED Silver standard. For more information: flydulles.com/about-airport/history/dulles-60th-anniversary
The Capital Pride Alliance Selected to Host WorldPride 2025 in Washington, DC.
InterPride, an international association of over 400 Pride organisations from more than 70 countries, announced that the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) has been selected to host WorldPride in 2025. See full press release attached.