The third annual DC Circulator Winter Wonder Bus returns to the District of Columbia on Friday, November 29!


Each year during the holiday season, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) decorates a 44-foot DC Circulator electric bus with a festive bus wrap, ornaments, and other holiday adornments. The theme of this year’s Winter Wonder Bus, “A Gingerbread Holiday” was selected by local riders via an interactive Twitter poll. The interior and exterior decor illustrates the enchanting tale of a gingerbread holiday celebration in the nation’s capital.

Riders can find the bus on the streets of DC from Friday, November 29, 2020 – January 1, 2020.

Winter Wonder Bus Wherabouts

Look for the Winter Wonder Bus on these routes!

11/29 at 5pm ZooLights Shuttle
12/1 Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square
12/2 – 12/6 Eastern Market – L‘Enfant Plaza
12/7 -12/8 Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square
12/9 – 12/12 Georgetown – Union Station
12/13 – 12/15 Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square
12/16 – 12/20 National Mall
12/21 – 12/22 Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square
12/23 – 12/26 Congress Heights – Union Station
12/27 – 12/31 Rosslyn – Dupont Circle

Shuttle to Zoo Lights

November 29 – December 29 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays we offer special shuttle service to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for ZooLights.
The bus operates a special loop between Woodley Park Metro Station and the Zoo’s Panda Plaza Bus Lot from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This shuttle service mirrors our standard fares and payments policies with a base cost of just $1 per trip.

Bring your entire family to ZooLights, a free event at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo that includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with two dazzling laser light shows set to music. You can experience the magic of ZooLights between Friday, November 29, 2019, and Sunday, December 29, 2019, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except when closed for holidays Dec. 24, 25 and 31).  Don’t forget to share your #WinterWonderBus and #DCZooLights experience on social media!


Special Events

Look for the Winter Wonder Bus at these events!

Nov 29 Zoo Lights Opening Day
Nov 29 - Dec 29 ZooLights Shuttle (Fri - Sun)
Nov 30 Light up The Wharf
Dec 6 Capitol Riverfront Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec 7 Dupont Circle Holiday Market
Dec 17 Events DC Cozy Christmas