National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thu Nov 30, 2023
Various times
Age: All ages
Price: Free
President's Park

The annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse features live musical performances. The tree will be lit every evening and open to the public from December 2, 2023 through January 1, 2024. 

Surrounding it will be more than 58 smaller trees representing the U.S. states and territories, each featuring unique ornaments created by students.

November 1: Free ticket lottery opens at 10am.
November 8: Free ticket lottery closes at 3pm.
November 15: Results of ticket lottery announced.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.