The NationalÂ Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place tonight, Thursday, December ,6 from 4:15 until 7 pmÂ on the Ellipse near the White House.
The ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and will include performances by Colbie Caillat, The Fray, Jason Mraz, James Taylor and more.
Unfortunately, the annual celebration does come with some rush hour road closures and alternate traffic patterns.
Starting at approximatelyÂ 4:15 pm, no traffic will be allowed northbound or southbound on the following streets:
* 15th Street NW, between E Street/ Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue NW.
* 17th Street NW, between Constitution Avenue and New York Avenue NW.