CityCenterDC Announces Holiday 2019 Program

October 22, 2019


The Sixth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration along with the largest clear ice maze in the US


WASHINGTON, DC (October 22, 2019) – CityCenterDC, the District’s premiere luxury destination, is thrilled to announce its eagerly anticipated holiday programming for 2019. Throughout the years, the landmark mixed-used development has dazzled visitors with its imaginative décor, festive atmosphere, as well as its unparalleled retail and dining offerings. CityCenterDC delights in creating the perfect holiday setting each year. With the debut of the “Find Your Joy” campaign earlier in the season, CityCenterDC continues its mission to create long lasting memories for the entire community and there’s no better way to do this than by spreading the holiday spirit. “We’re overjoyed that our annual tree lighting has become part of the holiday tradition for so many Washington, D.C. families.” says Timothy R. Lowery, general manager of CityCenterDC. “In addition to our annual tree lighting, we’re always excited to unveil bold new holiday experiences that are free and open to the public.”


The season will officially kick off November 30 at 6 p.m. with the Sixth 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 will be emceed by NBC4 Anchor Eun Yang. To top off the night’s festivities there will be a special performance by Washington DC’s very own three-time nominated and two-time Grammy Award winning choir, The Washington Chorus. Also, discover two impressive 25-foot tall reindeer made from 37,000 manzanita twigs in the plaza and experience the “Dream Closet” installation by Swatchroom artist Maggie O’Neil, which transforms Palmer Alley for the holidays through the use of imaginative and modern holiday ornaments.


Adding on to the holiday celebration this year, CityCenterDC will present a magnificent new element:


  • Ice Maze – Get lost in the a-MAZE-ing, magic of the holidays with CityCenterDC’s icy tradition. This year all eyes will be on the largest clear ice maze in the United States built with 110,000 pounds of ice. Washingtonians will not want to escape the towering seven foot walls of this chilly challenge. Opens December 13th at 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and will also be open to the public December 14th and 15th 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.


  • Find Your Joy Contest – Whether it’s dinning or checking off your holiday shopping list, we want to see you find your joy at CityCenterDC! Share your photos with us by using the #FindYourJoyDC, for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. The contest will run from November 25th – January 31st. The winner will be announced on or around February 9th. Make sure to follow @CityCenterDC on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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 221,000 square feet of retail space, 520,000 square feet of prime office space, 458 rental apartment units and 216 condominium units, a 360 room hotel, a 1,550 space parking garage, a public park, a central plaza and pedestrian-oriented streets and alleyways.


The 2019 Holiday Program is part of the 2019 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 219 cities in 23 countries. Hines has approximately $124.3 billion of assets under management, including $63.8 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $60.5 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 148 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,362 properties, totaling over 449 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 514 properties, representing over 222 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.