See Photos of the National Hanukkah Menorah
National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting CeremonyFestivities at the lighting ceremony include musical performances and hot latkes and donuts. This year's celebration will feature the US Air Force Band. The menorah will be lit each night of Hanukkah.
Date and Time: December 9, 2012, 4 p.m.
The event is held rain or shine.
Location: The Ellipse, near the White House (at the NW end, near Constitution Avenue), Washington, DC.
Parking: Parking is extremely limited near the White House. The best way to get to the area is by metro. The closest stops are Metro Center, Federal Triangle, and McPherson Square. Read more about parking near the National Mall
Admission: Free tickets are required for reserved seats. Standing room is available to all. (202) 332-5600.