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Enjoy National Harbor’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 13


It’s hard to believe that the holidays are already right around the corner, but it won’t be long until people have their homes and communities adorned with lights and decorations. For many people, the lighting of the Christmas tree marks the true beginning of the holiday season. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel far from BeechTree to take part in the fun and excitement that comes with this ceremony.

Bring the whole family to National Harbor this Sunday for an entire day of holiday fun, all leading up to the tree lighting ceremony. It’s a short drive from BeechTree, and there’s sure to be something for everyone. Here’s a look at all the fun things happening at National Harbor on November 13:

  • 10am-2pm — The Capital Wheel Giveaway
  • 12pm — Marine Band performance on the Plaza stage
  • 12pm-3pmStonewall Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Prep
  • 2pm — Screening of the holiday movie Prancer at the Plaza stage
  • 2pm-4pm — Cardmaking for deployed troops at the East Pier tent
  • 3pm-5pm — Santa visits The Black Dog
  • 4pm-5pm — Victorian carolers roam National Harbor
  • 5pm — Santa visits The Carousel
  • 5:30pm — Holiday band performance: Radio King Orchestra
  • 6:30pm-7pm — Tree lighting ceremony
  • 7:05pm — Fireworks
  • 7:30pm — Santa visits The Capital Wheel
While you’re there, you can get an early start on your holiday shopping at the Tanger Outlets, or you can grab a bite with the family at one of National Harbor’s more than 30 restaurants. Want to learn more about National Harbor or its tree lighting ceremony? Visit the official website today.