Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown is pleased to announce its 20th annual tree lighting ceremony in the hotel’s Courtyard beginning at 5:30pm on Tuesday, December 5. Filled with tiny white lights and a shimmering Christmas tree, the courtyard becomes a glittering crystal garden – the perfect venue for holiday celebrations.
Families will take the chill off next to heaters as they listen to the award-winning Georgetown Visitation Madrigals perform holiday classics and a song from Disney’s Frozen. Children will enjoy decorating holiday cards and tasting holiday treats. All families will be entered to win prizes; including overnight stays, dinners, brunch and tickets to Disney’s Frozen at the John F. Kennedy Center.
A Master of Ceremonies and special guests will introduce Santa Claus as he makes a special appearance with Georgie, the hotel’s Canine Ambassador. They will spend time listening to children’s Christmas wishes after the ceremony.
Fairmont’s tree lighting ceremony, which is free and open to the public, encourages all guests to bring a gift for Horton’s Kids* – such as Legos, basketballs, footballs, dolls, books, games or arts and crafts. The donations will help spread holiday cheer to over 500 children, ages 5 – 18.
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown will also be accepting toy donations for Horton’s before and after the tree lighting ceremony from November 27 until December 10.
* Horton’s Kids empowers children growing up in one of Washington, DC’s most under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career and life. https://www.hortonskids.org/