December 01, 2015
The annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the White House Ellipse on Thursday, December 3. The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.
Road closures for this event are expected to be in place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Roads closed for vehicular traffic are 15th Street and 17th Street and between Constitution Avenue and New York Avenue, NW.
Metrobus is expecting detours and service disruptions in the area. Check Metro’s website (http://wmata.com/) for information.
Due to 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:
National Christmas Tree Lighting 2015
Metropolitan Police Department: "Traffic Advisory: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony"
WMATA: "National Christmas Tree Lighting & Pageant of Peace Detour and Service Impact, Dec 3"
Washington Post: "National Christmas Tree lighting to disrupt traffic Thursday"
WTOP: "National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to bring traffic disruptions Thursday"