Living near DC sure has it's advantages! We get to watch some of the best Tree Lighting Ceremonies around!

Tree Lighting Ceremonies start on November 13th and run until December 6th.

A few of the more popular ceremonies are listed below.  Have fun!

National Harbor

165 Waterfront St National Harbor, MD

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, November 13th, ALL DAY

Kickoff your Holiday with the first Tree Lighting this weekend at the National Harbor.  It’s a full day of activities with the lighting of the tree at 6:30pm and fireworks.

There is going to be a holiday market, live entertainment (The Marine Band performs), holiday movies and photos with Santa.

Make sure you bring some non-perishable food items for the Capital Area Food Bank.


Town Hall in Occoquan

314 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA

Annual Tree Lighting at the Town Hall

Friday, November 18th, 8:05 pm

The Annual Tree Lighting follows the Business Guild of Occoquan's Holiday Open House 4pm-8pm.


Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

Potomac Town Plaza Woodbridge, VA 22191

Friday, November 25th 6 pm – 8 pm

Holiday Tree Lighting – Stonebridge annual holiday tree lighting 

Those Funny Little People will perform as well as the New Dominion Choraliers will be performing the sounds of the season.

Lots of family fun is planned with face painting, balloon artists, ice sculpture carving and more.  If you haven't been on/in horse drawn carriage, then now is your chance, but please remember to bring a canned good donation for the ACTS Food Pantry.


Old Town Manassas

9101 Prince William St Manassas, VA

Friday, December 2nd  5 p.m. –  8 p.m
Merry Old Town  Christmas Tree Lighting 

Santa arrives at the Train Depot to light the Christmas tree on the lawn of the Manassas Museum around 6:00 p.m. 

There will be live music, hay rides, ice skating and more. Make sure you have time to go visit with Santa!

Washington DC

15 and 17 Street NW Washington, DC

Thursday, December 1st 

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

This year will be the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The tree lighting ceremony is held rain or shine and starts at 4:30pm. 

The military band will perform along with Change the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, Yolanda Adams and James Taylor.

Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

West Lawn of the Capitol

December 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m

The tree will be lit by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Hope you enjoy all of the ceremonies!