Detours for National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 28

November 27, 2018

The annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the White House Ellipse on Wednesday, November 28. The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.

Road closures for this event are expected to be in place from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Roads closed for vehicular traffic are as followed:

  • 17th Street, NW between Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue, NW
  • E Street, NW between 17th Street and 18th Street, NW
  • New York Avenue between 17th Street and 18th Street, NW

Metrobus is expecting detours and service disruption in the area. Check Metro's website for information.

Because of the heavy pedestrian crowds associated with this event, motorists are encouraged to exercise caution when traveling in these areas.

The following sites are provided for your reference: