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.”