Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Maryland and DC

Kick off the holiday season with any of these festive tree lighting ceremonies in Maryland and DC. Enjoy music, food, and a variety of family fun!

Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – West Lawn of the U. S. Capitol. Listen to holiday music by a section of The United States Marine Band (The President’s Own) and carols sung by the Congressional Chorus. December 2, 2015.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Nationally known entertainers and a military band perform, and the President brings a message of peace to the nation and the world. Events and live entertainment continue at the National Christmas Tree throughout the holiday season.  December 3, 2015.

Rockville Town Square Holiday Open House –The Holiday Open House features Santa’s Arrival, the Holiday Tree Lighting, free photos with Santa, refreshments, holiday music, and more! FREE Horse & Carriage Rides with a donation of non-perishable goods or five dollar monetary donation for Manna Food Center. December 3, 2015.

Capitol Riverfront Christmas Tree Lighting – Kick off the season with holiday cheer among the 10,000 square-foot ice rink, cozy fire pits, interactive art installations, and a festive showcase of DC’s emerging talent in retail, food, art, and musical entertainment. December 5, 2015.

Rhode Island Row Neighborhood Tree Lighting –This holiday event includes live performances, photos with Santa, festive entertainment, and more. Rhode Island Row is the new flagship location for the WPGC Coat Drive 95, in partnership with Salvation Army. December 5, 2015.