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National Christmas Tree Lighting is at 4:30pm – Here are the Street Closures Starting at 3pm

by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm 1 Comment

From EOM:

“On Friday, December 6, 2013, the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place on the Ellipse at approximately 4:30 p.m. The gates will open to ticketed guests only at 3:00 p.m. and all ticket holders will enter from the west side (17th Street, NW) of the Ellipse.

The following security measures will be in place for the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony:

Street Closures: The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Park Police will put the following street closures affecting vehicular traffic into effect on December 6, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. and will lift these street closures when this event has concluded:

o 15th Street, NW from Constitution Avenue, NW to E Street, NW
o 15th Street, NW and New York Avenue, NW
o 15th Street, NW and G Street, NW
o 15th Street, NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
o 15th Street, NW and F Street, NW
o 15th Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW
o 17th Street, NW Northbound from Constitution Avenue, NW to State Place/New York Avenue, NW
o 17th Street, NW from C Street, NW to E Street, NW
o 18th Street, NW Eastbound from D Street to E Street, NW

· No Truck Zone: Constitution Avenue, NW between 14th Street, NW & 18th Street, NW

Security Screenings: All attendees will be subject to thorough security screening before entering the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Please allow for additional time for this security screening, as it is expected that lines may be long. Due to the expected inclement weather, the use of umbrellas is authorized for this event. Please dress accordingly.

Prohibited Items: As a security precaution, the following items will be prohibited from the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony:
Firearms
Weapons of any type
Hazardous materials

§ Chemical materials
§ Radiological materials
§ Biological materials

Knives
Toy guns/toy weapons
Fireworks
Pepper spray/mace
Scissors
Razor blades
Needles
Leatherman brand tools (or similar)
Screwdrivers (or similar)
Glass bottles
Tripods
Coolers
Air-horns
Laser pointers
Aerosol containers
Soda cans
Sticks/poles
Baseballs, softballs, etc.
Animals (other than helper/guide dogs)”

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