Don’t let another holiday season pass in a blur of colored light and tinsel. Mark your calendars for these popular annual traditions.
Since 1923, the president has done the honors of flipping on the lights of the National Christmas Tree, a live evergreen planted on the Ellipse and decorated for the enjoyment of thousands of visitors. Tickets for this glittering lighting ceremony on Dec. 6 have already been distributed, but visit all you want on evenings between Dec. 7 and Jan.1. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images