National Christmas Tree lighting to take place Dec. 6

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(WJLA) - The annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the lawn outside the White House will take place on Dec. 6, but the lottery to obtain tickets to the event will begin later this month.

Anyone who wants tickets to this year's lighting can enter the lottery on Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. Tickets are free and the lottery, which can be entered at, will end on Nov. 4.

Performers for this year's ceremony have not yet been announced.