From the festive holiday windows at department stores, shops, restaurants, and boutiques, to the vendor’s stalls on 7th Street’s “Christmas on 7th”, there’s no shortage of charged holiday cheer, vibes, and activities in the Nation’s Capital.
In November of 1923, First Lady Grace Coolidge permitted the District of Columbia Public Schools to erect a Christmas tree on the Ellipse south of the White House. The organizers named the tree the “National Christmas Tree,” and 99 years later, the tradition endures.
Going to see the National Christmas tree at the White House is one of our all-time favorite Holiday pastimes here at NG. The tradition began almost 100 years ago, and today an estimated 160 million people come to see the tree each year.
We took a trip to see this year’s tree, an 18-foot concolor fir from Pennsylvania. It’s not hard to see why people love this DMV tradition so much.
If you get the opportunity to visit the National Christmas Tree this year, please share your pics with us using #NellisGroupServesMetroDC!!
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from, The Nellis Group!