Find Sites

For more information on passes click here


The 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting Opening Ceremony, DC



The Opening Ceremony of the Lighting of the National Christmas is a time-honored holiday tradition which includes the illumination of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse just south of the White House. Nationally known entertainers and the United States Marine Corps Band add to the celebratory evening in which the President brings a message of peace to the nation and the world. With the White House as a back drop, in what becomes the "Christmas Pathway of Peace," the National Christmas Tree and 56 smaller trees--one for each state, five territories and the District of Columbia--serve as the event focal point.
Know Before You Go
For more information, please visit www.nps.gov

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.89861, -77.03778
38°53'55"N, 77°2'16"W


Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

The 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting Opening Ceremony

Discover and reserve camping, lodging, permits, tours and more at America's parks, forests, monuments and other public lands with Recreation.gov. Learn more about us, or about any of our agency partners below:
Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration