Tis the season to light things up and celebrate! If seeing light displays had your little one fascinated last year, take it a step further this year with this list of local tree lightings, menorah lightings, and even a monument lighting.

National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony

A few weeks after the tree has been lit, head on back to the Ellipse for the National Menorah lighting. The United States Marine Band will perform, hot latkes and donuts will be served, and there are menorah kits and dreidels for everyone.

When: Dec. 25, 4 pm
Cost: Free
The Ellipse of the White House at the NW end, near Constitution Ave.
E St., NW at 15th St., NW
Online: afldc.org

What lighting are you excited for this season? Tell us in the Comments section below. 

—Tricia Mirchandani