If you want a cheap flight from East Midlands to Washington DC, you've got zero airlines to choose from.
Make sure you use the search options above to search for flights to other airports in Washington DC, not just Washington DC Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The more options you look at, the better your chance of finding a cheap deal.
You can expect accommodation prices to be higher at this time of year too. Last-minute deals do crop up, but it's best to book everything in advance to avoid disappointment.