Photo by Anthony Tilghman
If you missed the National Tree Lighting ceremony on December 9th, there is still time to make your way down to the Ellipse for a close up view of the living Colorado blue spruce in all of its ornamented splendor. Enjoy live carols, a model train display, a Yule log, Santa’s Workshop (for the kids) and 56 miniature Christmas trees (representing each state, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia). The tree is lit from dusk until 11 p.m. through January 1st.
National Christmas Tree Railroad Schedule
11 AM to 11 PM daily through January 1, 2011.
Santa’s Workshop Schedule
- Monday to Thursday: 4:00 – 6:30pm and 7:00 – 9:30pm
- Friday to Sunday: 12:30 – 4:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
- Christmas Eve: 11:00 am – 3:00pm
National Christmas Tree Music Program