Capital One Arena Prepares for Street Closures for 99th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Parking restrictions and street closures to impact fans traveling to and from Capital One Arena

Washington, D.C. – The Metropolitan Police Department announced parking restrictions and street closures for the 99th annual Christmas Tree Lighting to take place in the District Thursday, December 2, 2021. Parking limitations will begin on select streets starting at 9:30 a.m., with street closures beginning at approximately 1 p.m.

Fans attending the Washington Capitals game at Capital One Arena tonight at 7 p.m. are encouraged to provide for extra travel time and parking, take alternate routes or use public transportation. Motorist should proceed with caution in anticipation of increased pedestrian traffic.

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:

  • 17th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue between 18th Street and 14th Street, NW
  • 15th Street between H Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

 

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.:

  • 17th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Independence Avenue, SW
  • C Street between 17th Street and 18th Street, NW
  • D Street between 17th Street and 18th Street, NW
  • E Street between 17th Street and 18th Street, NW
  • F Street between 17th Street and 18th Street, NW
  • G Street between 17th Street and 18th Street, NW
  • New York Avenue between 17th Street and 18th Street, NW
  • Constitution Avenue between 18th Street and 14th Street, NW
  • 15th Street between H Street and Madison Drive, NW (Traffic will be allowed to flow south on 15th Street from Madison Drive, NW)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between 14th Street and 15th Street, NW
  • E Street between 14th Street and 15th Street, NW
  • F Street between 14th Street and 15th Street, NW
  • G Street between 14th Street and 15th Street, NW
  • New York Avenue between 14th Street and 15th Street, NW

    *All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

 

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