National Christmas Tree Lighting Dates Announced

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In a sure sign that the holidays are almost here, the National Park Service announced the dates for the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The tree will be lit on Dec. 9 at 5 p.m., but you’ll need some advance planning (and a lot of luck) to score tickets. The online lottery to attend the ceremony will be held from 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 5 through 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 7, and includes 3,000 ticketed seats and 10,000 standing room tickets. You can enter the lottery here.

If you lack access to a computer (highly unlikely since you’re reading this blog), you can call 877-444-6777 to enter the lottery by phone.

Rebecca Gross

Raised in nearby MoCo, Rebecca happily jumped the District line in 2005. When not stuck behind a computer, she can be found exploring the city’s many wonders, usually with her trusty canine sidekick Jasper Jones. Questions, comments, concerns? Email her at RebeccaGross (at)

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