Visit the Tree

The 2017 National Christmas Tree

The National Christmas Tree will be lit every day from approximately 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. as part of the America Celebrates display at President’s Park (White House). This display is free to visit and open to the public from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. beginning Friday, December 1. The walkway will be surrounding the National Christmas Tree features 56 state and territory trees decorated with handmade ornaments that are unique to each tree.

Nightly Entertainment

The National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is the beginning of three weeks of celebration in holiday music in the nation’s capital. Musical groups from Washington D.C. and across the country provide holiday entertainment to the countless visitors for a one of a kind holiday experience set against the backdrop of the National Christmas Tree. The 2017 National Christmas Tree Music Program schedule can be found here. 

Celebrating 95 Years

Learn about the history of this nearly 100 year-old American tradition.
Timeline and History
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