WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is opening a lottery for free tickets to attend this year’s National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington.
The online lottery opens Thursday at 10 a.m. and will close at 10 a.m. on Monday. The Park Service will distribute 3,000 tickets for seats and 14,000 standing-room tickets through an online lottery.READ MORE: Cody Boothe, 26, Charged In April Triple Shooting In Southeast Baltimore
This year’s lighting is scheduled for Dec. 1 in front of the White House. The president traditionally lights the tree, along with his family. Performers for the event will be announced later.READ MORE: Mount Airy Man Clifton Beck Found After Days Missing In Grand Canyon
The Park Service is offering more free tickets to this year’s event. Since 2009, the Park Service has doubled the number of standing-room tickets for the lighting.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Woman Jamerria Hall, Accused Of Killing Her Two Children, Found Incompetent To Stand Trial
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