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Every Christmas tree worth visiting in the D.C. area

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.

The trees, the lights, the holiday cheer—what's not to love about this time of the year? In case you're looking for locations to be pleased, check out the below map of publicly available Christmas trees. From the National Christmas tree to Del Ray's Market Square tree, there are a myriad of options to check out for free.

If there's a tree that seems to be left out, be sure leave a comment, email, or give Curbed DC a big shout.

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1. National Christmas Tree

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1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

The tradition of lighting the National Christmas Tree has persisted since 1923. Every year, the decorations are unique, sponsored by a different organization from each state. During the tree lighting ceremony, famous singers and other performers entertain the crowds that congregate near the Ellipse of The White House. Past entertainers have included Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, and Garth Brooks. This year, the lighting will happen Thursday, November 30.

Photo via Mark Wilson/Getty Images Staff

2. U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

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US Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

At the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, D.C. residents and tourists will be able to visit a tree from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana. At this year's tree lighting ceremony on December 6, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will light the tree. The ceremony for the Capitol Christmas Tree, otherwise known as "The People's Tree," has been hosted since 1964. Every year, a different national forest provides a tree for the ceremony.

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3. Library of Congress Tree

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101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20540
(202) 707-6400

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4. CityCenterDC Tree

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825 10th Street NW, Retail PMO
Washington, D.C. 20001

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5. U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Display

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100 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

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6. Union Market Tree

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1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(301) 652-7400

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7. Monroe Street Market Tree

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716 Monroe St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

8. Del Ray Tree Avenue

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2308 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

9. The National Harbor Tree

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10. City Market at O Tree

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800 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

11. The Fairmont Tree

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2401 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

For the fourteenth year in a row, this West End hotel will host a tree lighting ceremony in the building's courtyard. This year, it will be hosted on November 28 at 5:30 p.m. While you bundle up for the cold weather, be sure to expect complimentary hot chocolate and cookies along with live music.

Fairmont Hotel Photo via Google Street View

12. Union Station Tree

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50 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Inside the center of Union Station, those with holiday cheer will be able to find a decorated tree on November 29. At 6 p.m. that day, the tree will be lit by the Ambassador of Norway. There will also be a live performance by the Norwegian artist Jardar Johansen and the Carolers of Greater Washington.

Photo courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Embassy

13. Capitol Riverfront Tree

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200 M St SE
Washington, DC 20003

At Canal Park, the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District will host their annual holiday tree lighting on December 1 at 5 p.m. with caroling, ice skating, and Santa Claus included.

14. Rhode Island Row

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2300 Washington Place NE
Washington, D.C. 20018

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15. Cathedral Commons

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3401 Idaho Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

With giveaways and free photos with Santa Claus, this tree lighting is sure to be a blast. There will also be live performances and s'mores. Be sure to visit on December 1 at 6 p.m. when the tree is lit.

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1. National Christmas Tree

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20500
Photo via Mark Wilson/Getty Images Staff

The tradition of lighting the National Christmas Tree has persisted since 1923. Every year, the decorations are unique, sponsored by a different organization from each state. During the tree lighting ceremony, famous singers and other performers entertain the crowds that congregate near the Ellipse of The White House. Past entertainers have included Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, and Garth Brooks. This year, the lighting will happen Thursday, November 30.

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

2. U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

US Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20515
Photo via Alex Wong/Getty Images Staff

At the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, D.C. residents and tourists will be able to visit a tree from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana. At this year's tree lighting ceremony on December 6, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will light the tree. The ceremony for the Capitol Christmas Tree, otherwise known as "The People's Tree," has been hosted since 1964. Every year, a different national forest provides a tree for the ceremony.

US Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

3. Library of Congress Tree

101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20540

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101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20540

4. CityCenterDC Tree

825 10th Street NW, Retail PMO, Washington, D.C. 20001

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825 10th Street NW, Retail PMO
Washington, D.C. 20001

5. U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Display

100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

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100 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

6. Union Market Tree

1309 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

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1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

7. Monroe Street Market Tree

716 Monroe St NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
716 Monroe St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

8. Del Ray Tree Avenue

2308 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
2308 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

9. The National Harbor Tree

Oxon Hill, MD 20745

10. City Market at O Tree

800 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
800 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

11. The Fairmont Tree

2401 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Fairmont Hotel Photo via Google Street View

For the fourteenth year in a row, this West End hotel will host a tree lighting ceremony in the building's courtyard. This year, it will be hosted on November 28 at 5:30 p.m. While you bundle up for the cold weather, be sure to expect complimentary hot chocolate and cookies along with live music.

2401 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

12. Union Station Tree

50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Photo courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Embassy

Inside the center of Union Station, those with holiday cheer will be able to find a decorated tree on November 29. At 6 p.m. that day, the tree will be lit by the Ambassador of Norway. There will also be a live performance by the Norwegian artist Jardar Johansen and the Carolers of Greater Washington.

50 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

13. Capitol Riverfront Tree

200 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003

At Canal Park, the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District will host their annual holiday tree lighting on December 1 at 5 p.m. with caroling, ice skating, and Santa Claus included.

200 M St SE
Washington, DC 20003

14. Rhode Island Row

2300 Washington Place NE, Washington, D.C. 20018

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2300 Washington Place NE
Washington, D.C. 20018

15. Cathedral Commons

3401 Idaho Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20016
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With giveaways and free photos with Santa Claus, this tree lighting is sure to be a blast. There will also be live performances and s'mores. Be sure to visit on December 1 at 6 p.m. when the tree is lit.

3401 Idaho Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20016