Friday, December 6
The Ellipse in President’s Park
Entrance at 17th and D Streets NW. Gates open at 3:00pm, all attendees must be seated by 4:30pm.
The National Christmas Tree Lighting is the first event in a four-week holiday celebration in President’s Park. This year’s ceremony marks the 91st annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, an American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923. Jazz legend Arturo Sandoval, singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe, Latin music superstar Prince Royce, and the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning band Train will all perform at the National Christmas Tree Lighting. Additional performers and special guests for the event will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Follow @TheNationalTree on Twitter and visit thenationaltree.org for the most up-to-date information.
Presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, and sponsored by UL.
Photo credit: National Park Service