The Week Ahead…..Lighting of Eastern Market Metro Plaza Holiday Tree

"Big George" Eastern Market Metro Plaza's Holiday Tree Will Light Up Next Saturday

“Big George” – Eastern Market Metro Plaza’s Holiday Tree Will Light Up Next Saturday

The Week Ahead…..Lighting of Eastern Market Metro Plaza’s Holiday Tree

by Larry Janezich

Local ANC’s, and civic and community organizations are out of business this week as the community readies for the upcoming month long holiday season.  One community event at week’s end will be the 8th Annual Lighting of Eastern Market Metro Plaza’s Holiday Tree set for 5:30pm on Saturday, November 29.  The event – in which the community is invited to participate – will mark the community’s kickoff of the holiday season.

In 2007, the Capitol Hill BID planted a 20-foot evergreen tree in the large circle garden at Eastern Market Metro Plaza’s Northeast quadrant to honor BID’s founding President, George Didden III.  The tree, affectionately known as “Big George,” is decorated by the BID’s “men in blue” every December, and illuminated in front of the Capitol Hill community. Community participation has grown every year to celebrate the season while honoring the memory of George Didden III.

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  1. Marian C

    Larry I’m pretty sure the there is in teh NE quadrant of the Metro Plaza.