News Release, Bendur Communications

 National Harbor’s popular holiday celebration takes place throughout the destination with events and activities all season long. Starting November 16 through January 5, ignite the holiday spirit with the lighting of a 56-foot tree and two million twinkling lights in the National Harbor Waterfront District. The tree light show will take place daily every half hour from sundown to 9 p.m.  On weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday,) it will snow on the tree during the light show. Fireworks will light up the sky every Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. from November 16 to December 21. Other activities include the opportunity to meet Santa at the Capital Wheel and the Carousel and holiday movies at 3:30 p.m. each Saturday on the Plaza Screen. 

       Movies:           11/16               Planes, Trains and Automobiles

                               11/23               Elf

                               11/30               The Grinch

                               12/07               Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

                               12/14               The Polar Express

                               12/21               A Christmas Story

WHEN:    Fireworks, movies, and Santa:  Saturday, November 16, 2019 through Saturday,

                  December 21, 2019. Movie: Every Saturday at 3:30 p.m.  Fireworks: Every Saturday

                  at 5:30 p.m.

                  Tree lighting:  Saturday, November 16, 2019 through Saturday, January 5, 2020.

                  Every half hour from sundown to 9 p.m. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it will

                  snow on the tree during the light show.

WHERE:  On and around National Harbor’s Waterfront Plaza in National Harbor’s Waterfront


Info:          For more information about all of National Harbor’s holiday fun, visit

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