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National Christmas Tree ceremony lottery begins Wednesday

By Michael E. Ruane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 3:37 PM

The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will be hosting an online lottery starting Wednesday to obtain free tickets to the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 3 on the Ellipse, south of the White House.

Registration for the lottery opens at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday and closes at 11:59 p.m. Friday. Applicants can register at http://www.thenationaltree.org. There will be 2,800 seats and 7,000 standing-room spaces available.

Those without access to a computer can call during the same time period, 877-444-6777, or 877-633-6777 for those who are hearing impaired, the Park Service said. Winners will be notified by mail or e-mail. Tickets will be mailed by Nov. 15. All attendees, including children, must have tickets.

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