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Street Closures for the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

by Prince Of Petworth December 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm 6 Comments

national christmas tree
Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From MPD:

“On Thursday, December 3, 2015, the National Christmas Tree Lighting (Pageant of Peace Ceremony) will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration.

The street closure site set-up for the National Christmas Tree Lighting will be from 2:00 pm until approximately 9:00 pm. The streets closed to traffic will be 15th Street and 17th Streets, between Constitution Avenue, and New York Avenue, N.W.

The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia and the United States Park Police will put the following street closures affecting vehicular traffic into effect on December 3, 2015, at 2:00 pm. The street closures will be lifted when the event has concluded. The closures as a result of the event are as follows:

17th Street, NW closed from Independence Avenue to New York Avenue, NW
15th Street, NW closed from Independence Avenue to New York Avenue, NW
Constitution Avenue from 14th Street to 18th Street, NW

· Pennsylvania Avenue from 14th Street to 15th Street, NW

· Madison Drive from 14th Street to 15th Street, NW

· Jefferson Drive from 14th Street to 15th Street, NW”

  • On My Route to/from Work

    Any reason why this needs to be done during rush hour on a weekday?

    • I Dont Get It

      Yeah its such a cluster each year! Do it on the weekend. ..

    • west_egg

      #waronchristmas
      .
      /s

  • JohnH

    This whole set-up is sad. It’s middle school worthy, not “national” worthy. It’s amazing how fake and corny they can make a nice tree look too (you can’t even tell there’s a tree under there).

    • Char

      It’s a living tree that is cared for year round by NPS. In order to protect the tree, they have to hang the lights and ornaments on a net. Yes, it looks a little different, but there’s a good reason. I personally love that it’s a living tree.

      I also think the lighting ceremony has become quite impressive over the past few years. They have an awesome line up this year. Probably better than Rock Center.

  • BMouse

    As predicted, downtown was a parking lot. Multiple bus drivers said they had been given no notice that this was happening.

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