Top 10 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in the USA
Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies are just one of a variety of ways in which the Christmas season is celebrated in the USA.
From Christmas fairs to displays of Christmas lights being displayed all over the states, some cities and states are best known for their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies. The most famous of which are the US Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington DC, and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony in New York that continues to attract huge crowd.
Here is the top Events USA selection of the top 10 Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and events taking place in the USA.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
On the last Friday of November, a tradition for almost 100 years, the official start of the holiday season is heralded at 5pm when the switch is flipped and the lights begin to sparkle and shine in Daley Plaza. Chicago's massive 90-foot tall holiday tree is comprised of more than 130 smaller Balsam Fir trees illuminated with thousands of lights and hundreds of ornaments.
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Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony
Rockefeller Center – New York, New York
One of the top 10 Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in the USA marking the beginning of the Christmas holiday season and attracting thousands of revelers, the two-hour long Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Rockefeller Center, a tradition for almost eighty years, begins with live entertainment from celebrity performers and ends with the lighting of the huge evergreen with more than 30,000 multicolored, energy-efficient LEDs.
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National Christmas Tree Lighting
An event for almost a century celebrating Christmas, the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington DC is an event that features nationally known entertainers and a military bands performing as well as and the President himself who brings a message of peace to the nation and the world. The lighting of the National Christmas Tree is the beginning of a three week Washington DC Christmas tradition.
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US Capitol Christmas Tree
Not to be confused with the National Christmas Tree Lighting event, the US Capitol Christmas Tree, also known as “The People’s Tree”, in Washington DC is situated on the west lawn of the US Capitol. Chosen from a different National Forest each year, the US Capitol Christmas Tree was first displayed in 1964 and has since become one of the Top 10 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in the USA.
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Zilker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Zilker Park – Austin, Texas
A family favorite each year, the Zilker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony features the popular 120 foot wide Zilker tree standing more than 150 feet tall and decorated with over 3,300 Christmas lights and a giant star that is over ten feet wide. Fun includes eating too much candy and kettle corn, and singing carols.
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Coeur d’Alene Resort Tree in Idaho
Coeur d’Alene , Idaho
Coeur d’Alene Resort grand-fir tree in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is lit each year in the popular Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. One of the top 10 Christmas fairs and displays of Christmas lights in the USA, the main parts of these ceremonies in Coeur d'Alene in Idaho include a street parade, live music and fireworks!
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Delray Beach Christmas Tree
Delray Beach Florida
Laden with more than 15,500 LED lights and a 18-foot tall star at the top, the 100-foot tall Delray Beach Christmas Tree in Florida sits on the front lawn of the city’s Old School Square. After the official lighting ceremonies at the beginning of December, visitors to the popular attraction can even go to the inside of the tree to enjoy animated elf scenes, and once outside again enjoy the holiday carousel, outdoor ice skating rink, and listen to seasonal music and enjoy Christmas food.
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updated Top 20 Events USA pages do not include every single event on offer in each state or city in America – only those recognized as one of the top 20 in each location, elected by residents, tourists and visitors, the team of travel writers working for Top Events USA, and some officials of the relevant states and cities of the USA too.