November 7, 2018


Fifth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration kicks off season November 24


WASHINGTON, DC (November 2, 2018) – CityCenterDC, the District’s premiere luxury destination, is thrilled to announce its eagerly anticipated holiday programming for 2018. The landmark, mixed-used development is a magical place during the holidays with its imaginative décor, festive atmosphere and unparalleled retail and dining offerings.


The season will officially kick off November 24 at 6 p.m. with the Fifth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration in The Park at CityCenter. Touting one of the largest trees in the city, the dazzling 75-foot tree will be decked with more than 150,000 lights and 4,500 ornaments. The joyous celebration, emceed by NBC4 Anchor Eun Yang, will include a special performance by Washington DC’s very own three-time nominated and two-time Grammy Award winning choir, The Washington Chorus. “We are delighted to continue to enhance our holiday experience,” says Timothy R. Lowery, general manager of CityCenterDC. “With something for the entire family, the tree lighting celebration has become one of the District’s favorite holiday traditions.”


Known for its world-class brands and restaurants including Hermès, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Moncler, Bulgari, David Yurman, Gucci and many others, CityCenterDC delights in creating a wonderland each year for the entire community to enjoy. In addition to the larger-than-life tree, discover the two impressive 25-foot tall reindeer made from 37,000 manzanita twigs in the plaza and the “Dream Closet” installation by artist Maggie O’Neil of Swatchroom that transforms Palmer Alley into a whimsical corridor filled with imaginative, modern holiday ornaments.

Adding on to the holiday festivities this year, CityCenterDC will present several new elements:


  • WINTER IN WASHINGTON –  Dreaming of snow this season? CityCenterDC brings winter to the city with a scenic snowy view of DC’s most beautiful monuments towering 12 feet high, built with over 50,000 pounds of ice. Winter in Washington will allow Washingtonians to fulfill their subzero dreams for a weekend. Opens December 7th at 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and will also be open to the public December 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closed to public from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day for chilling repairs). Follow along on social media with @CityCenterDC #CCDCHolidays for weather updates and more.



  • Life is made for the ‘gram – Instagram, that is. Make sure to follow @CityCenterDC on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates on a holiday photobooth that will be popping up at CityCenterDC all month long and be sure to share your photos of the holiday season at CityCenterDC on social media.


  • Sounds of the Holidays – Enjoy musical performances through-out the month of December. Find beautiful tunes playing in The Plaza at CityCenter from

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday December 1 and December 15.


All events are free and open to the public and cameras are welcome. For interview requests and exclusive photos, please contact Ashley Arias at TAA Public Relations at or 202-846-1731.

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About CityCenterDC:
CITYCENTERDC ( is a unique, pedestrian-friendly, 10-acre mixed-use development, located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Developed by Hines and Qatari Diar, the project is home to more than 191,000 square feet of retail space, 520,000 square feet of prime office space, 458 rental apartment units and 216 condominium units, a 1,550 space parking garage, a public park, a central plaza and pedestrian-oriented streets and alleyways. Construction of the Conrad Washington, D.C., a 370-room luxury hotel with 30,000 square feet of additional retail space, commenced in 2016 and is expected to open in 2019.

The 2018 Holiday Program is part of the 2018 Public Space Programming calendar that was created by the CityCenterDC Common Area Association. CityCenterDC’s ownership created the Common Area Association to provide for the maintenance, operation, and programming of the Common Areas which strive to foster a unique, truly-exceptional, pedestrian-friendly mixed-use urban environment.


About Hines: 

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 207 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $116.4 billion of assets under management, including $64 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $52.4 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 109 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,319 properties, totaling over 431 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 527 properties, representing over 224 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit for more information.