Visit the Tree

Check back soon for more information on visiting the 2018 National Christmas Tree

The National Christmas Tree will be lit every day from approximately 4:30 p.m. to midnight as part of the America Celebrates display at President’s Park (White House). This display is free to visit and will be open to the public after the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.

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 2018 National Christmas Tree Music Program schedule will be posted soon.


If you have questions about The 2018 National Christmas Tree or need help planning your visit, please contact President’s Park at 202-208-1631.

Celebrating 96 Years

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

Timeline and History
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