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The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which takes place in front of the White House, is scheduled for Dec. 9.
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The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which takes place in front of the White House, is scheduled for Dec. 9.

The National Park Service is offering free tickets to the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington through an online lottery.

This year's event is scheduled for Dec. 9 in front of the White House. The president traditionally lights the tree.

The ticket lottery opens online at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday and runs through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. The Park Service will hand out 3,000 tickets for seats and 10,000 standing-room tickets on the Internet. Tickets will be mailed to the lottery winners.

Tickets are required for all who attend.

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