Enchant is DC's newest holiday attraction and I could not be more excited to review it! My husband and I were lucky enough to go for a preview night without our kids, and while I know my kids are going to love it, we really enjoyed it as a date night! Christmas music is piped in through the speakers and it always feels like a special VIP treat to be in a stadium when there is no sporting event! It was a dazzling display of holiday lights, festive shops and multiple places to check out and we were completely relaxed exploring all of the sites.
Here is what you can expect from Enchant:
DC is already such an exciting place during the holidays, from special concerts to White House tree lighting, Enchant will undoubtedly be the star of the show this season. Here’s what you can expect - all in a baseball stadium:
- A beautiful ice-skating trail with skate rentals on site;
- 80+ foot-tall Christmas trees and ornate light sculptures;
- A holiday market with top-tier food and artisan vendors;
- Box suites transforming into VIP holiday party spaces;
- Exclusive Enchant-ified food items available only at Enchant;
- A light maze winding through the stadium
- Photo-ops with Santa
- And so, so much more!
Here are my Macaroni Kid tips & tricks:
- There are no strollers allowed on the field portion of the display so bring a baby carrier (or leave your teeniest ones at home);
- It is outdoors! Dress appropriately depending on the weather;
- Skate Rental ($5-$10) and Parking ($17-$22) are additional fees and may be purchased ahead of time online here;
- You need to purchase tickets for a specific 30 minute time slot so be sure you plan your trip in accordingly;
- Food and Drink are available, no outside food permitted and no backpacks allowed. Food and drinks are available in the maze too;
- There are tons of vendors - bring money and expect your kids to ask for things;
- Make a plan with your kids before going into the light display - it is easy to lose sight of your kids (it is a maze!)
Overall, Enchant was amazing and I am excited to bring my kids back to check it out and complete the reindeer scavenger hunt, which I know they will love. Based on my experience and a recommendation from a friend, we will most likely leave our 3 year old at home. It will be more enjoyable for my bigger kids if they can run around without me having to worry about losing one of them (purely a selfish decision) but there were tons of kids and families all over, so as with everything holiday, the more the merrier!
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