Philadelphia Tech Week

Join the best and brightest minds in the city as the tech industry celebrates technology and innovation with more than 100 events over the course of a week. Festivities include panels, conferences, gaming-themed events, cocktail parties, and many more!

The National Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 01, 2012 -
Monday, December 31, 2012
Enter the Park on Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street NW or E Street NW and 17th Street NW
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In 1978 a 40-foot live tree was transplanted from York, PA to the Ellipse in DC and has stood there as America's National Christmas Tree ever since. Come out for the lighting of the tree and all the festivities that go along with it, with this great way to kick off the holiday season.  On December 1st, musical guests accompany the celebratory initial lighting.