The Holiday Season has finally arrived and it’s time to consider your transportation for those big days or nights out. If you’re considering hiring a professionally-driven limo or luxury sedan, here are some great ideas to get you started.
The National Christmas Tree
The Lighting of the National Christmas Tree marks the official beginning of Christmas season here in Washington, DC. This year’s lighting ceremony takes place on Dec. 5. Although free tickets to the Lighting Ceremony were awarded through an online lottery in October, you can visit the lit-up tree any time after for free! It’s located on the south side of the White House on what’s called the Ellipse. The National Christmas Tree is surrounded by trees decorated with handmade ornaments from 56 U.S. states and territories and is accompanied by nightly musical performances throughout the holiday season. The display is open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., while the National Christmas Tree is lit each day from 4:30-10 p.m.
Capitol Christmas Tree
Another place to see a Christmas tree lighting is at the U.S. Capitol! The tree will be lit on the west side of the Capitol and has been a tradition since the first time it was lit in 1964. Called “The People’s Tree” and chosen from a different national forest each year, this year’s tree is from Carson National Forest in New Mexico. The tree will be lit by the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, during a ceremony on the West Front Lawn beginning at 5 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. The tree will be lit from nightfall until 11 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2020.
Holiday Lights Tours
One custom many families enjoy is taking a limo or mini passenger bus to tour the holiday lights in the DC Metro area. There are a number of neighborhoods that cater to this every year.
Georgetown GLOW, an annual outdoor light art experience that takes place from Dec. 6 to Jan. 5, displays unique, illuminated artworks from over a dozen artists from around the world. Georgetown GLOW has proven to be such a hit that it’s now a month-long celebration (from 5-10 p.m. each day).
If you have a big Christmas party to attend, why not arrive in style? We have a range of limos that can hold any number of people, and our chauffeurs will treat you like royalty. Be sure to discuss your needs with us beforehand so that we can tailor your Christmas limo experience. For instance, if you and your friends would like to enjoy some bubbly on the way to your big Christmas party, simply let us know!
If you’re looking for holiday transportation, check out our full fleet of luxury transportation or reserve a limo or luxury sedan now online You can always call us at 703.662.7273 or Toll Free at 800.376.7034.
Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season from all of us at American Executive Transportation!