Due to the passing of President Bush, the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree lighting will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The ceremony will take place at 5:00 p.m. on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required. It will remain list from dusk every evening through January 1, 2019.
The lighting ceremony will be broadcast on C-SPAN and live feed available on the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Facebook page.