It’s a joyous tradition for many. The National Tree Lighting Ceremony in DC will take place on Friday, December 6, 2013. The holiday event in Washington, DC will kick off the holiday season with various performances from Arturo Sandoval, Janelle Monáe, Prince Royce, Train and more. If visiting our area this December, take a moment to view the magnificent holiday tradition with your loved ones.
While the beautifully ornamented tree is the focal point of the DC holiday attraction, visitors can also visit Santa and his elves at Santa’s Workshop, open Monday, December 9th through Tuesday, December 24th, 2013.
Santa’s Workshop is open:
- Monday to Thursday: 4:00-6:30 PM and 7:00-9:30 PM
- Friday to Sunday: 12:30 PM-4:30 PM and 5:30-9:30 PM
- Christmas Eve: 11 AM–3 PM
Did you know that every year unique ornaments created by Americans are hung on various trees to represent every U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia. View the 2013 Pathway of Peace Christmas ornaments during your next visit.
Spend the holiday season in the nation's capital and experience the National Tree Lighting Ceremony in DC, as well as the many holiday events and activities that bring great joy to our area. If looking for hotels in and around Washington, DC, we invite you to book your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.