November 13, 2017


Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration kicks off season November 25


WASHINGTON, DC (November 13, 2017) – CityCenterDC, the District’s premiere luxury destination, is thrilled to announce its eagerly anticipated holiday programming for 2017. The landmark, mixed-used development is a magical place during the holidays with its imaginative décor, festive atmosphere and unparalleled retail and dining offerings.


The season will officially kick off November 25 at 6 p.m. with the Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration in The Park at CityCenter. Touting one of the largest trees in the city, the dazzling 75-foot tree will be decked with more than 150,000 lights and 4,500 ornaments. The joyous celebration, emceed by NBC4 Anchor Eun Yang, will include performances by Baltimore’s viral sensation, Cardinal Shehan School Choir, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington. “We are delighted to continue to enhance our holiday experience,” says Timothy R. Lowery, general manager of CityCenterDC. “With something for the entire family, the tree lighting celebration has fast become one of the District’s favorite holiday traditions.”


Known for its world-class brands and restaurants including Hermès, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Moncler, Bulgari, David Yurman, Gucci and several others, CityCenterDC delights in creating a wonderland each year for the entire community to enjoy. In addition to the larger-than-life tree, discover the two impressive 25-foot tall reindeer made from 37,000 manzanita twigs in the plaza and the “Dream Closet” installation by Maggie O’Neil of Swatchroom that transforms Palmer Alley into a whimsical corridor filled with imaginative, modern holiday ornaments.

Adding on to the holiday festivities this year, CityCenterDC will present several new elements:


  • ICE LOUNGE – A life-size, modern, ice igloo made of 36,000 pounds of ice blocks, will pop-up in The Park at CityCenter. Styled with plush interiors by Joseph Ireland of JD Ireland Interior Architecture + Design, this one-of-a-kind, frozen structure will allow Washingtonians to fulfill their subzero dreams for a weekend. Opens December 1 at 4 p.m. and will also be open to the public December 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Follow along on social media with the hashtag #CCDCHolidays.


  • EARTH HARP – William Close, renowned for affixing 1,000-foot strings to skyscrapers, mountain peaks and canyon walls, will fill CityCenterDC with the magical musical stylings of his Earth Harp. Join us for this surreal holiday musical performance on December 16, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in The Plaza at CityCenter.


  • Receive a fresh festive wreath as a special gift with purchase of $300 or more when shopping at many of CityCenterDC’s retailers including CH Carolina Herrera, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Morgenthal Frederics, Hugo Boss, Vince, Caudalie Boutique SPA, Tumi, Paul Stuart, Canali, Allen Edmonds, Arc’teryx, Zadig & Voltaire, Christofle, Jo Malone London, Loro Piana, Longchamp, and kate spade new york. Indulge in the seasonal delights at Fig & Olive, DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Momofuku, Centrolina, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, RareSweets, Dolcezza, Milkbar, Fruitive and also enjoy the festive gift with purchase. Stop by the Holiday Concierge at 929 H Street, NW for more information from
    December 1 – 24.


Life is made for the ‘gram – Instagram, that is. Make sure to follow @CityCenterDC on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates on a holiday photobooth that will be popping up at CityCenterDC and be sure to share your photos of the holiday season at CityCenterDC on social media. Use hashtag #CCDCHolidays on Instagram for the chance to win a $350 CityCenterDC gift card. Official rules can be viewed at


All events are free and open to the public and cameras are welcome to attend. For interview requests and exclusive photos, please contact Aba Kwawu or Ashley Arias at TAA Public Relations at, or 202-846-1731.

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About CityCenterDC:
CITYCENTERDC ( is a unique, pedestrian-friendly, 10-acre mixed-use development, located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Developed by Hines and Qatari Diar, the project is home to more than 191,000 square feet of retail space, 520,000 square feet of prime office space, 458 rental apartment units and 216 condominium units, a 1,550 space parking garage, a public park, a central plaza and pedestrian-oriented streets and alleyways. Construction of the Conrad Washington, D.C., a 370-room luxury hotel with 30,000 square feet of additional retail space, commenced in 2016 and is expected to open in 2019.

The 2017 Holiday Program is part of the 2017 Public Space Programming calendar that was created by the CityCenterDC Common Area Association. CityCenterDC’s ownership created the Common Area Association to provide for the maintenance, operation, and programming of the Common Areas which strive to foster a unique, truly-exceptional, pedestrian-friendly mixed-use urban environment.

About Hines:

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 201 cities in 21 countries. Hines has approximately $100 billion of assets under management, including $54.5 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $45.5 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 113 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,262 properties, totaling over 414 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 529 properties, representing over 213 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit for more information.