Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center

If you are planning to go to Manhattan on November 28, the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center will be from 7pm-9pm. For those of you who don't know, this event is the most famous of events.
If interested, here are more tree lighting events that are taking place.

In Washington, D.C., the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place December 6 at 5 p.m. at the White House Ellipse. Tickets are required; details at (202) 208-1631. Entertainers and a military band perform and President Bush will speak. On December 5 at 5 p.m., the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.


In Los Angeles, on November 18 at 7 p.m., celebrities including Patti Labelle and Smokey Robinson will appear at The Grove for an annual Christmas tree-lighting, Hollywood-style. At the California state capitol in Sacramento, the tree-lighting usually takes place the first Tuesday in December. Last year Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who officiated at the ceremony with his wife Maria Shriver, took the bold step of calling it a Christmas tree, ending the use of the term "holiday tree."


In Boston, Nova Scotia sends a Christmas tree every year as thanks for relief sent from Massachusetts following the Halifax Explosion in 1917. This year's tree, a 45-foot tall white spruce, will be lit November 29 at 6 p.m. at the Boston Common.


Chicago's 94th annual tree-lighting ceremony takes place November 23, starting at 4:30 p.m., in Daley Plaza.

Cincinnati's Norway spruce will be lit at Fountain Square on November 23, 6 p.m.

Atlanta's tree-lighting tradition takes place at Macy's in Lenox Square, November 22, 7-8 p.m.

In Charleston, S.C., the "tree" of lights will be lit December 1, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. in Marion Square. Kids love to run around beneath the illuminated "branches," and the ceremony is followed by a parade of lit-up boats on the waterfront.


Lisa Renee said...

Only thing I would add is the recommendation to go see the Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo, it's always an amazing experience.

YoungBlood said...

I haven't forgotten The Toledo Zoo! I have been there and the lights are beautiful. If you are traveling, just keep in mind some of these events.

roman said...

A great line-up of events, thank you for the input.

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