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2019 National Christmas Tree, illuminated
2019 National Christmas Tree and the White House
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Ticket Lottery is Open for the 100th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Enter for Your Chance to Attend the Nov. 30 Ceremony

WASHINGTON Now’s your chance to enter the free ticket lottery for the 100th National Christmas Tree Lighting! This year’s event takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 30 on the Ellipse in President’s Park (one of America’s national parks!). Free tickets are awarded through an online lottery, which opened today at 10 a.m. ET and closes at 10 a.m. ET on Nov. 1.

To enter the lottery, visit and click “TICKET LOTTERY.” You may also call 877-444-6777 to enter the lottery. Lottery applicants will be notified about their ticket status on Nov. 8.

Presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, this beloved American tradition is celebrating its 100th lighting ceremony. The celebration features a countdown to the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree, live musical performances by local and national performers and more!

For more event information and updates, please visit and follow President’s Park on Facebook or Twitter.

About the National Park Service

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 423 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:

About the National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation works to protect wildlife and park lands, preserve history and culture, educate, and engage youth, and connect people everywhere to the wonder of parks. We do it in collaboration with the National Park Service, the park partner community, and with the generous support of donors, without whom our work would not be possible. Learn more at