See DC at Christmas time

The tradition of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse began with President Calvin Coolidge over 90 years ago when he lit a 48 foot Balsam Fir from Vermont decorated with 2,500 electric bulbs in red, white, and green on Christmas Eve 1923. Today, the tree lighting remains a beloved holiday event in Washington, DC.

 

Watch the National Christmas Tree Lighting

The 2021 ceremony and official lighting will take place on Thursday, December 2.

 

Pathway of Peace

 

The Pathway of Peace site is free to visit and open to the public December 4 through January 1, 2022.

Hours are 10:00 am-10:00 pm Sunday-Thursday, and 10:00 am-11:00 pm Friday and Saturday.

The walkway surrounding the National Christmas Tree features more than 50 state and territory trees decorated with ornaments designed by students that are unique to each tree.

 

The National Christmas Tree lights turn on around sunset each evening and turn off promptly at 10:00 pm Sunday-Thursday and 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

 

Please select from the following Day tours or the Night tour to see the National Christmas Tree at the White House or the Christmas Tree at the US Capitol. The following three tours are ideal during the Holiday Season!

Sight See DC Tour

Adult: $70  Child: $60

Child is 12 & under

Children under 3 free

Must See DC Tour

Adult: $54  Child: $44

Child is 12 & under

Children under 3 free

DC Under the Stars Tour

Adult: $64  Child: $54

Child is 12 & under

Children under 3 free

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