The lottery for tickets to the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is now open and ends at 10 a.m. (ET) on Monday, October 16.

About the Event
On November 30, 2017 the National Park Service and National Park Foundation will present the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting. Popular entertainers and a United States military band add to the celebratory evening. To learn more about the National Christmas Tree Lighting and December events at the National Christmas Tree, please visit

Throughout December, visit the National Christmas Tree, enjoy the month-long celebration, and share your President’s Park story at

Your Contact Information

Your email address is our primary means to notify you of the lottery results. To ensure timely correspondence, please update your email address and contact information prior to October 12 by logging into your account on and select Update Profile. Please add to your address book or safe senders list and check your “spam” or “junk mail” folder for notifications.

Important Dates

Lottery Opens: Oct. 12 (10 a.m. ET)
Lottery Closes: Oct. 16 (10 a.m. ET)
Lottery Results Available: Oct. 30
Event Date: Nov. 30
Ticket Information

Tickets are free, but limited.
There is no charge for entering the lottery.
Only one application per household. All other applications will be voided without notice.
Ensure that your account contact information is correct and current. Your email address will be used for lottery and ticket communications.
Results will be available on October 30. Emails will be sent after that date to the lottery winners with instructions for printing tickets.


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