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Don’t Miss the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at National Harbor

For many, the lighting of a Christmas tree signals the true beginning of the most wonderful time of the year. Fortunately, you don’t have to make your way to the Rockefeller Center in New York City to take part in all the fun and excitement that come with this ceremony.


Come out to National Harbor on Saturday for a full day of holiday fun, topped off by the annual tree lighting ceremony. It’s just a short drive from BeechTree, and there will be plenty of activities for everyone.

Here’s a look at all of the great events taking place this Saturday, November 14:

12pm-5pm Holiday Market (American Way)

2pm-4pm Holiday Card-Making for the Troops (East Pier Tent) Food Drive (Location TBA) Pictures with Santa (The Carousel)

2pm-8pm Street Performers

3pm-5pm Dog Pictures with Santa (The Black Dog) Holiday Movie: A Muppets’ Christmas Carol (National Plaza)

4pm-5pm Victorian Carolers

4pm-6pm Pictures with Santa (The Capital Wheel)

5pm-6pm Holiday Band Performance (National Plaza)

6pm Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:35pm Fireworks

6:45pm Holiday Band Performance (National Plaza)

For more information and to learn more about National Harbor, visit the official tree lighting ceremony event page.