Capitol Hill Tree Lighting Postponed

The switch is flipped to light up the Didden tree at last year's celebration. Photo: A. Lightman

The lighting of the Capitol Hill Christmas tree has been postponed to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, November 25th. The event has been rescheduled from Saturday due to expected inclement weather. Located in the Northeast quadrant of the Eastern Market Metro Plaza, the 20-foot evergreen tree is known as the George Didden Tree, named for the founding president of the BID.

The Capitol Hill BID Men in Blue will serve hot chocolate and donuts while local musical acts Joyous Voices, Suzuki Strings and the Washington Youth Choir perform holiday favorites. Watch as members of the Didden family flip the switch to turn on the festive lights adorning the tree planted in honor of the late George Didden and his many contributions to the Capitol Hill Community.