Christmas Tree Lighting @ the National Harbor

Philippines
November 28, 2008 9:57pm CST
We went to the Christmas Tree Lighting @ the National Harbor here in Washington DC. We were there earlier than the said time cause we don't want the hassle of traffic jams going there or finding that we have to look for parking spot for a long period of time. I guess most of the people are thinking of the same thing coz when we arrived at the National Harbor, there is a little bit of traffic jam already and a long line for parking spaces. It's a good thing that they have big spaces for parking so even if there is a long line, there is enough space for everyone. We arrived there with an hour and a half to spare so we were able to go around the harbor. Considerig that they have just started its construction about a year ago, it is almost done already. The place is just awesome. The program started on time. There was a group who played Christmas song while we were waiting for the lighting itself. When it was time to light the tree, they turned off all the lights within the area. Although there was a technical difficulty for a few seconds, the lighting of the tree proceeded without further problems. It was spectacular. The tree is 60 feet tall with a 6 feet star on top. There were about thousands and thousands of light that were on the tree. A few minutes after the lighting, the fireworks began. This made everyone shout with joy. Truly an amazing night to remember.
1 response
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
30 Nov 08
Sigh...your post made me homesick. I lived in Maryland, in Prince George's, Howard and Charles counties for about 46 years and miss being up there sometimes. I'm in Florida now...some of my family is here and some are still up north. I went to a tree lighting once, many years ago and it was amazing to see. I'm glad you had a good time.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
30 Nov 08
LOL...I just checked out where you are and you're not talking about the same place that I'm missing! I thought you meant Washington, D.C. Oh well, now I don't have to call my mom and ask her why she never mentioned anything about the harbor.
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
I live in Prince George's County, Maryland right now. I just didn't change my location in the profile. I don't think it's necessary. The National Harbor has been recently built. It's just been operational for a few months now although not yet fully operational. It's around the Oxon Hill area. The tree lighting was the first full blown activity that they have in the National Harbor. Plus the Kooza, Cirque de Soleil is also showing til the 14th of December. Maybe your mom just forgot to mention about the National Harbor. :)