16th Annual Capitol Hill Christmas Tree Lighting

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Join us for the 16th Annual Capitol Hill Christmas Tree Lighting! Our “Men in Blue” will serve hot chocolate and doughnuts while local musical groups Joyous Voices, Adalia Jimenez, Washington Youth Choir and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Suzuki Strings perform your favorite holiday carols!

All festivities will be held at the tree nicknamed "Sonny" in the SW Quadrant of Eastern Market Metro Plaza (Corner of 7th and D St SE). Members of the Didden family will flip the switch to illuminate the tree that was planted to honor the late George Didden III for his many contributions to the Capitol Hill community.

This year’s very special guest Masters of Ceremonies will be Kojo Nnamdi, host of The Politics Hour on WAMU and former host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and Tom Sherwood, resident Political Analyst at WAMU 88.5 FM Politics Hour.

New this year, a special programmed light show with music, presented in partnership with Barracks Row Main Street and DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), will be debuted at the event and play throughout December.

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