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What's New?

Holiday Travel Season is Here!

Dulles International has added new amenities and options throughout the year in preparation for an enjoyable holiday travel experience for travelers. Learn about what's new and view our top holiday travel tips here.

Holiday Activities and Performances at Dulles

Upcoming Special Events and Performances

Tue., Dec. 16
10-10:30 a.m.

Music performances by J. Michael Lunsford Middle School String Ensemble (Chantilly, Virginia) at the entrance to the East security checkpoint
Wed., Dec. 17
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Music performance by Stone Bridge High School Jazz Band (Ashburn, Virginia) near Baggage Claim #3
Fri., Dec. 19
2-6 p.m.
Music performances:
  • Beltway Brass Quintet on Main Terminal Departures level at East security checkpoint entrance
  • Hand bell choir at Main Terminal AeroTrain station platform
Mon., Dec. 22
2-6 p.m.
Music performances:
  • Stafford Regional Handbell Society on Main Terminal Departures level at East security checkpoint entrance
  • Beltway Brass Quintet at Main Terminal AeroTrain station platform
Tue., Dec. 23
2-6 p.m.
Music performances:
  • Beltway Brass Quintet on Main Terminal Departures level at East security checkpoint entrance
  • Stafford Regional Handbell Society at Main Terminal AeroTrain station platform
Wed., Dec. 24
2-6 p.m.
Music performance by Stafford Regional Handbell Society on Main Terminal Departures level at East security checkpoint entrance

Daily Activities and Entertainment – December 12 through 23 (weekdays)

  • Take a free commemorative holiday photo in front of the green screen near Gate B71 with a choice of backgrounds. The photo will be available online for sharing with friends and family. Available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.

  • Strolling characters will roam the terminals, posing for photos with travelers. Catch an ice princess or a toy soldier on select weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will roam he terminals between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on December 12, 17, 18 and 19.

  • Strolling carolers will roam the terminals on the following dates: December 18 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) and December 19, 22 and 23 (8 a.m. -5 p.m.).

Special Gift Promotion (while supplies last/some exclusions apply) – December 8 through January 4

  • Make same-day purchases totaling $100 or more (pretax amount) at any combination of airport retail or food locations (excluding Duty Free) and get a free Portable USB Battery Pack charger (Retail value: $30). Present your receipts at the following post-security locations to get your gift: Fox News (Gate A22), Estee Lauder/M.A.C. (Gate B52) or America! (Gate C11 or Gate D7). See store associates for complete details.

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