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Cheer in the Holiday Season at National Harbor’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 12

National Harbor's Tree Lighting Ceremony

The leaves are falling fast and the weather’s getting frosty, but the holiday celebrations can’t get started until the tree is merry and bright. Across the Nation, people everywhere gather together to celebrate the season through the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Tree. Fortunately, you can avoid the mad rush into D.C. and enjoy a grand lighting display closer to home at National Harbor.

Be there on Sunday, November 12 for a full afternoon of seasonal festivities that’s fun for the whole family. Here’s a quick rundown of all the holiday activities you’ll enjoy at National Harbor.

2pm: Santa’s Frosty Follies 2pm-5pm: Card-making for our deployed troops 3pm: Holiday Movie 3pm: Dog pictures with Santa at The Black Dog 4pm: Santa at the Carousel 5:30pm: Radio King Orchestra 6:30pm: Tree lighting & fireworks program starts 7pm: Santa in the tent on the Capital Wheel pier 7pm: Radio King Orchestra 7pm: Holiday Harbor Eats at participating restaurants

While you enjoy a full schedule of holiday fun, don’t forget that National Harbor is a great destination to start your holiday shopping. Between the shops at the Harbor and the nearby Tanger Outlets, it’s easy to find the perfect gift for anyone in the family.

Best of all, this great destination is just a short drive from BeechTree. Check out National Harbor’s official website to learn more about the tree lighting ceremony or explore their long list of great events to enjoy this holiday season.