Travel and Lodging

You must have a ticket to attend the 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting. The National Park Service held a public ticket lottery in October, and all tickets have been distributed for this year.

The event entrance is at 17th and D Streets, NW.


Parking is not available near the event. Farragut West is the closest Metro stop. To plan a trip on Metro, please use the Trip Planner at

You can take Uber, our travel transportation partner, to and from the event. New users can sign up with the promo code “NATIONAL TREE” for $20 off their first uberX, UberBLACK, or UberSUV ride in the US! A portion of all rides will benefit the National Park Foundation. Sign up at


The following hotel partners are nearby:

Hilton Garden Inn – Washington DC Downtown

Loews Madison Hotel: Loews Madison is offering a special room rate of $159/night. To secure this rate, call the reservations department at 855.325.6397 and ask for the “National Christmas Tree Lighting” rate.