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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/ 1/2005

Get Your Light On

By Julia Beizer

I know. I know. Christmas is still nearly two months away. No one wants to hear about carols or ornaments or gift-buying until at least Thanksgiving, but alas, in this imperfect world, sometimes we have to plan ahead.

Even though the National Christmas Tree Lighting isn't until Dec. 1, tickets for the annual event will be distributed at the Ellipse this Saturday at 8 a.m. The tickets are free, but required for every man, woman and child who plans to attend the lighting of the 40-foot Colorado Spruce. The event kicks off a full month of evening concerts and performances that celebrate the holiday season.

Tickets for the lighting are likely to go quickly, so be sure to get there early if you want to take part in this national tradition.


By Julia Beizer  | November 1, 2005; 12:03 PM ET
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How many tickets can one person score? Do I need to drag a homeless family with me, if this Social Cruise Director requires group tickets. Thanks 4 the 411, Julia.

Posted by: Jolly | November 3, 2005 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Four Tickets per person
The tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis until all are gone. A maximum of four tickets will be issued per person.

For additional information you may contact the National Park Service at 202-208-1631 or by email at Admission to the site after the Opening Ceremony does not require tickets.

Posted by: Pastor George | November 3, 2005 8:12 PM | Report abuse

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