Free Friday: D.C. Hits the Holiday Spirit

With the holiday season kicking off following Thanksgiving, Washington D.C. is hosting holiday event after holiday event—most of which are free.

Festivities kicked off last night with the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House Ellipse. The tree will be lit every night through January 1 from sundown until 11:00 pm and is open for public viewing.

In addition to the lighting of the National Tree, D.C. is hosting and taking part in other holiday activities including the Smithsonian Holiday Festival on December 6 and 7 featuring art markets, gift-wrapping, a puppet theater, and more. Next week on Wednesday, December 10, the Kennedy Center is hosting Merry TubaChristmas, an event during which hundreds of sousaphone, tuba, and euphonium musical artists. The show begins at 6:00 pm—and would serve as a wonderful, stimulating break from final exam preparation.

To learn more about free holiday happenings in the capital, take a peek at this list! Good luck with finals week Hoyas, and try to experience some D.C. cheer!

Photo: Nancy Pelosi via flickr

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