39th Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument

Mount Vernon Place
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Thursday, December 02

An Evening of Choir Performances, Strolling Entertainment, and More
Mount Vernon Place celebrates the holiday season with the 39th annual lighting of the Washington Monument. 

A Monumental Occasion takes place Thursday, December 2 with pre-event festivities at 5:30pm in Mount Vernon. The ceremony begins at 7pm with the official lighting at approximately 7:20pm.

Joining the festivities are the Morgan State University Choir, Gilman Traveling Men and more!

The evening includes strolling entertainment, refreshments, and the official lighting by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.  The event ends with a colorful fireworks finale choreographed to music. 

A Monumental Occasion is coordinated by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore in conjunction with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Department of Recreation and Parks. The event is sponsored by Saul Ewing. The media partners are WBAL-TV 11 and MIX 106.5.