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Tree lighting downtown to slow commute Friday

Downtown commuters should expect extra congestion Friday afternoon as the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting will close several roads around the White House.

Friday - 12/06/2013, 04:15pm EST

Tags: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, rush hour, commute, Ellipse, Dave Dildine, Bob Marbourg

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Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin to perform at national tree lighting

Grammy winner Mariah Carey will join Aretha Franklin and other entertainers who will perform during the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Friday.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 03:41pm EST

Tags: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Ellipse

Get in the holiday spirit with these tree-lighting events

On the day after Thanksgiving, here are some ideas to kick off the holiday season after stuffing yourself with turkey.

Sunday - 11/17/2013, 08:37am EST

Tags: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Alexandria, holiday events, Kathy Stewart, tree lighting

WTOP's holiday event guide 2012

Looking for something to do with family and friends this holiday season? There are tons of shows, events and exhibits for people of all ages in the D.C. area. From illuminated animals at the National Zoo, to lifesize ice sculptures, to tree lighting ceremonies, there's something for everyone.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 01:20pm EST

Tags: holiday season, Christmas, National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, ZooLights

National Christmas Tree planted days before massive storm

A new National Christmas Tree was planted Saturday morning - just days before Hurricane Sandy is expected to wreak havoc in the District.

Sunday - 10/28/2012, 03:26am EDT

Tags: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Hurricane Sandy

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Lottery for National Christmas Tree Lighting opens

People interested in attending the annual event in Washington can apply online.

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 05:41am EDT

Tags: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, tree lighting