Thursday: National Christmas Tree Lighting and Road Closures

by December 6, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,519 0


The National Christmas Tree Lighting. (Borderstan)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT] 

The National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place tonight, Thursday, December ,6 from 4:15 until 7 pm 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 approximately 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.

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