The free tickets will be given out through an online lottery. The lottery opens at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 and closes at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22. The winners will be notified Oct. 29.
It’s the 96th year of the tree-lighting ceremony on the Ellipse.
To enter the lottery, go to recreation.gov, then click the link that says “ticket lottery.” The public can also apply by phone at 877-444-6777.
There is also a Christmas tree at the U.S. Capitol.