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A Norwegian Holiday at Union Station

For 13 years, the Norwegian Embassy has held a holiday display at Union Station in the heart of Washington, D.C. The exhibit includes a model train as well as a lit up christmas tree that Norway donates. Throughout the Holiday season various events are held at the station and the display runs through the beginning of January.

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Bright holiday wreaths decorate the three main arches on the front exterior of the historic Union Station building in the heart of DC.

Bright holiday wreaths decorate the three main arches on the front exterior of the historic Union Station building in the heart of DC.1Picture by Molly EllisonSmall boutique shops in a wing off the main hall of Union Station offer a huge selection of merchandise for holiday travelers to browse through. 2Picture by Molly EllisonFestive decorations add holiday cheer to the shopping area of Union Station. The station holds an array of stores, selling everything from clothes to comics to books, and is a popular destination for both pre and post holiday shopping. 3Picture by Molly EllisonThe Union Station Christmas Tree, donated by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and decorated with the flags of both Norway and the United States, sits in the stations main hall. 4Picture by Molly EllisonOne of the many holiday wreaths in Union Station is displayed on a wall in the picturesque main hall.5Picture by Molly EllisonA scenic model train display called "A Norwegian Christmas," sits in a wing off Union Station's main hall for visitors to watch as the train moves along its tracks. 6Picture by Molly EllisonTicket desks in the station are adorned by simple holiday decorations. Travelers can admire the festive atmosphere while eating in the food court below or wandering around the beautiful halls and train gates in the station. 7Picture by Molly EllisonRestaurants in Union Station do their own holiday decorating, such as these colorful lights displayed in the Thunder Grill. 8Picture by Molly Ellison

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  • Tolu on December 31, 2010 at 9:06 PM
    Nice photos Molly!
  • Agreed on January 8, 2011 at 4:37 PM
    Yes, these are nice photos. Good captions, too.

    It's a great location for taking pics, being an example of classic architecture on the inside.
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