The National Christmas Tree won’t be lit until Tuesday, but a tree a little further east will boost the holiday spirit sooner.
The 27-foot evergreen tree near the Eastern Market Metro station will be lit Saturday evening, according to the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District.
The BID will host a night of carols, doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate starting at 5:30 p.m. at 8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and City Councilman Tommy Wells are expected to attend, the BID’s website says.
The carols will be led by the Maryland based “professional carolers” group Joyous Voices and the Washington Youth Choir.
The tree is named “Big George,” in honor of the BID’s founding president, George Didden III.