City of Alexandria Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Scheduled for Friday, November 24

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City of Alexandria Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Scheduled for Friday, November 24

For Immediate Release: November 14, 2017

Kick off the holiday season by making plans to attend the 2017 City of Alexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 24, at 6 p.m., in Market Square (301 King St.). Admission is free and the event will occur rain or shine.

The event will begin with a welcome by the Town Crier and remarks from Mayor Allison Silberberg, followed by a performance by Santa’s Frosty Follies from the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center and the lighting of the tree by Mayor Silberberg and Santa and Mrs. Claus. After the tree lighting, children may visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on stage, and everyone is invited to a performance next to the tree by the Virginia Bronze Resonances Handbell Ensemble.

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. For DASH and King Street Trolley schedule information, call 703.746.DASH or visit www.dashbus.com. For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit www.wmata.com. For a map of where to park in Old Town, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Parking.

For additional information, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.  To request a reasonable accommodation, email maureen.sturgill@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5420, Virginia Relay 711.  

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This news release is available at www.alexandriava.gov/100704.

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