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Festivities Continue Around the National Christmas Tree in President's Park


WASHINGTON—Celebrate the holidays with a nightly lighting of the new National Christmas Tree, a walk around the Pathway of Peace, musical performances and more at President’s Park this season. All holiday activities are free and open to the public.

The National Christmas Tree display is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Jan. 1, 2020. The tree is lit around 4:30 p.m. daily.

Visit President’s Park just south of the White House to see the America Celebrates ornament display featuring 56 trees decorated with one-of-a-kind ornaments. From state flowers to notable landmarks, students in each state, territory and the District of Columbia created ornaments that celebrate their home’s unique features. The National Park Service partnered with the U.S. Department of Education and the National Park Foundation on this year’s project.

For the 25th year, the model National Christmas Tree Railroad, always on time to deliver good cheer, will chug around the National Christmas Tree. Volunteers donate their time each year to assist in the construction and maintenance of the National Christmas Tree Railroad.

Listen or sing along to free holiday performances featuring choral music, bell choirs, dancers and ukulele groups, starting Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m., and continuing through Sunday, Dec. 22.

Wednesday, December 11

5 p.m. Hardman & Jaye (Montgomery County, MD)

6 p.m. Merritt Academy Ringers (Fairfax, VA)

7 p.m. Louise Archer Elementary School Choirs (Vienna, VA)

8 p.m. The Valley Singers (Marshall, VA)

Thursday, December 12

5 p.m. Seven Locks Elementary School Chorus (Bethesda, MD)

6 p.m. Lovettsville Elementary Chorus (Lovettsville, VA)

7 p.m. Georgetown Preparatory School (North Bethesda, MD)

8 p.m. Eastern View High School Troubadour Choir (Culpeper, VA)

Friday, December 13

5 p.m. Arcola Elementary School Chorus (Aldie, VA)

6 p.m. CBO Chorus (Washington, D.C.)

7 p.m. Fairview Falcon Chorus (Fairfax, VA)

8 p.m. Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers (Waterford, VA)

Saturday, December 14

1 p.m. Azerbaijan School (Washington, D.C.)

2 p.m. Girl Scout Service Unit 54-14 (Fairfax, VA)

3 p.m. Maryland Ukulele Jam (Gaithersburg, MD)

5 p.m. Albemarle High School Patriot Singers (Charlottesville, VA)

6 p.m. Boyle School of Irish Dance (Manassas, VA)

7 p.m. Culpeper County High School Acapella Choirs (Culpeper, VA)

8 p.m. Perfect Pointe Performance Company (Arlington, VA)

Sunday, December 15

1 p.m. Chopticon High School Peace Pipers (Morganza, MD)

2 p.m. Chopticon High School Infinity & Finite (Morganza, MD)

3 p.m. District Dance Company (Germantown, MD)

5 p.m. Girl Scout Service Unite 54-16 (Fairfax, VA)

6 p.m. National Cathedral School Middle School Chorus (Washington, D.C.)

7 p.m. Washington Mennonite Chorus (Washington, D.C.)

8 p.m. Studio Bleu VTA (Ashburn, VA)

Tuesday, December 17

5 p.m. The Horizon Chorus (Sterling, VA)

6 p.m. Lucketts Chorus (Leesburg, VA)

7 p.m. Dartmouth Brovertones (Hanover, NH)

8 p.m. St. John's Episcopal School OASIS (Olney, MD)

Wednesday, December 18

5 p.m. Madison's Trust Elementary School (Ashburn, VA)

6 p.m. Buffalo Trail Elementary Bison Pop Chorus (Aldie, VA)

7 p.m. Olney Elementary School (Olney, MD)

8 p.m. Central Regional High School Chorus (Bayville, NJ)

Thursday, December 19

5 p.m. The Carolmasters (Washington, D.C.)

6 p.m. Messiah Ringers Handbell Choir (Springfield, VA)

7 p.m. Parkside Cambridge International Show Choir (Manassas, VA)

8 p.m. The Pickwick Singers (Loudoun County, VA)

Friday, December 20

5 p.m. Capital Movement Pre-Pro (Washington, D.C.)

6 p.m. Voices in Praise (Dunkirk, MD)

7 p.m. Powerhouse Brass (Gaithersburg, MD)

8 p.m. Dance Academy of Loudoun (Leesburg, VA)

Saturday, December 21

1 p.m. KP Singers (Kensington, MD)

2 p.m. Hawaii State Society Ukulele Hui (Fairfax, VA)

3 p.m. The Loudounettes (Purcellville, VA)

5 p.m. Ox Hill Baptist Church Pageant of Peace Choir (Chantilly, VA)

6 p.m. Stevie Prather (Silver Spring, MD)

7 p.m. Ace Alexander (Hattiesburg, MD)

8 p.m. Four Seasons Dancers, Inc. (Rockville, MD)

Sunday, December 22

1 p.m. Ensemble Arts (Egg Harbor Township, NJ)

2 p.m. The Christmas Singers (Gaithersburg, MD)

Follow @TheNationalTree and @PresParkNPS on Twitter or visit for the most up-to-date information on the month-long holiday celebration in President’s Park, one of America’s 419 national parks.

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. The National Park Service has cared for the White House and its grounds since 1933. President’s Park, which includes the Ellipse and Lafayette Park, was officially included in the national park system in 1961. Visit us at:, on Facebook:, Twitter:, and YouTube:

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