The annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the White House Ellipse on Thursday, December 1st. The ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m.
Road closures for this event are expected to be place from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Roads closed for vehicular traffic are as followed:
- Constitution Avenue, NW from 14th Street to 18th Street, NW
- 15th Street, NW from New York Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW
- 17th Street, NW from New York Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW
Metrobus is expecting detours and service disruption in the area. Check Metro's website (http://www.wmata.com/) for information.
Due to the heavy pedestrian crowds associated with this event, motorists are encouraged to exercise caution when traveling in these area.
The following sites are provided for your reference:
National Christmas Tree Lighting 2016: http://thenationaltree.org
Metropolitan Police Department: "Traffic Advisory: 94th Annual "Pageant of Peace Cermony": http://mpdc.dc.gov/release/traffic-advisory-94th-annual-%E2%80%9Cpageant-peace-ceremony%E2%80%9D
WMATA "Temporary Detour: National Christmas Tree Lighting, Dec 1": http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/advisories.cfm?AID=5332&t=bus
WTOP "Prepare for Thursday's Christmas Tree Lighting road closures": http://wtop.com/sprawl-crawl/2016/11/prepare-thursdays-road-closures-christmas-tree-lighting/