Pageant of Peace

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Tiffany and I went down to the Ellipse tonight to see the National Christmas Tree and the rest of the Pageant of Peace. I brought along my camera and a tripod and I got some awesome shots of the pageant despite the darkness. If you have a chance, go down to the Ellipse and see the tree. It’s truly breathtaking to see the Ellipse all lit up with the Christmas trees of the states and territories (the District’s ornaments are shaped like the memorials) and the trains beneath the tree are wonderful.

They have groups performing in the choir shell every hour, and tonight we were treated to the jingoistic stylings of Upbeat Unlimited and their horrific cover of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA”.

Try to schedule your visit for the First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg Sanctuary Bells tomorrow night at 8, or I Cantori Wednesday at 7. The full schedule for the week is available online.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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