Bring Your Holiday Cheer to the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nothing brings on the magical feeling of holiday cheer like a tree lighting ceremony. This year, we get to spark the season’s cheer a week earlier!

The Christmas Tree at Old Town Alexandria, Virginia’s Market Square. (Photo: Misha_Enriquez for Visit Alexandria)

Alexandria, VA – Nothing brings the magical feeling of holiday cheer like a tree lighting ceremony. This year, we get to spark the season’s cheer a week earlier!

The annual tree lighting ceremony will be on Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. rain or shine. Join Mayor Justin Wilson and a host of holiday friends at this free event in Market Square (301 King St.).

Attendees can look forward to the town crier gathering everyone around the Christmas tree where the Metropolitan School of the Arts will perform “Santa’s Spectacular,” and the T.C. Williams High School Advanced Choir will perform holiday music. Help count down to the lighting of the tree, then visit and take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The public is encouraged to take public transit or walk to the event. Visitors to Old Town can take Metrorail’s Blue or Yellow lines to the King Street-Old Town Station and then take the free King Street Trolley to the event in front of City Hall.

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