Next Up in Christmas Tree Lightings – Dupont Circle this Thursday

corner of Connecticut Avenue, NW and R Street, NW via facebook

From a press release:

“The annual tree lighting ceremony organized by Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (HDCMS) and sponsored by La Tomate is this Thursday. More than 1000 lights and oversized ornaments were used to decorate this beacon at the corner of Connecticut Avenue, NW and R Street, NW in front of La Tomate restaurant.

Community citizens will join this special occasion on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 6:00 pm to light the 20-foot Christmas Tree and usher in the holiday season aided by Santa, his elves and a choir of youth voices. Children from Ross Elementary School will sing carols from 5:30-6:00 to welcome dignitaries and Kris Kringle.

Santa Claus will be on hand for photos with children and those young at heart – free of charge – from 4:00-7:00 p.m. All children will be given a candy cane – if they have been good throughout the year. Complimentary vin chaude (mulled wine) will be provided by La Tomate to those of age. The public is invited to bring their own cameras, and photos taken by HDCMS will be uploaded on the Dupont Circle Main Streets Facebook the next day. A $20 gift certificate to La Tomate Caffe’ will be awarded to the most spirited photo shared on social media with the hashtag #LaTomateTree. This event is free and open to the public – snow or shine. A 10% discount off the dinner bill will be offered to those dining at La Tomate that evening.”

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  • Sorry, but next up is the Capitol Christmas Tree.

    The Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be on Tuesday, December 2 at 5 p.m. on the West Front of the Capitol.

    The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required to attend.

    The gates will open to the public at 4 p.m. on December 2. Access to the West Front Lawn will be from First Street and Maryland Avenue SW, and First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, where the public will proceed through security.

    This year’s tree is a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota. It will be lit from dusk until 11 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2015.

  • Yay!!! More state-sponsored religion…

    • Religion has nothing to do with lit trees and mulled wine. Lighten up.

    • Oh, hush. I’d show up for the lighting of a menorah or a festivus pole if it meant a happy community atmosphere and the possibility of some hot cider and nice music.
      Why so cynical? Just take from it what joy you can find; ignore the rest.

  • Don’t sleep on the Columbia Heights Tree Lighting on Saturday!

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