City of Alexandria’s 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony Scheduled for November 23

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City of Alexandria’s 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony Scheduled for November 23

For Immediate Release: November 4, 2019

The City invites the community to join Mayor Justin Wilson and a host of holiday friends at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 23, at 6 p.m. in Market Square (301 King St.). Bring the family to spark the season’s spirit a week earlier than usual. Due to the timing of Thanksgiving, this year’s event will take place the weekend before the holiday. 

The Town Crier will call everyone to gather around the 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. Admission is free, and the event will occur rain or shine.

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. For DASH schedule information, call 703.746.DASH (3274) or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit For parking information, visit

For more information about the event, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or visit

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or call 703.746.5420, Virginia Relay 711.

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