November 20: Rio Washingtonian Center Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, November 20 from 6-8pm

Join Rio Washingtonian Center on the Lakefront Plaza (near Uncle Julio’s and Joe’s Crab Shack) as they kick-off the holiday season with the annual tree lighting celebration!

Family-friendly events and activities including:

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus (Santa will be arriving at approximately 6:30pm and must leave promptly at 8pm to get back to the North Pole)

Samples from Restaurants and Shops

Strolling Holiday Entertainment

Horse and Carriage Rides

Giveaways and more!


Drop off a canned food item for Manna Food Center at the RIO Washingtonian Guest Services Tent!


CLICK HERE for printable flyer

* Please note that the Balloon Twisters, Santa & Mrs. Claus and the horse and carriages will be leaving promptly at 8pm, please expect the lines to close for these activities prior 7:30pm.


Register to win a VIP Experience from RIO Washingtonian!

One winner will receive VIP parking, dinner for four at Copper Canyon ($200), and cut-the-line passes to Santa, the Carousel, and horse and carriage rides. CLICK HERE to enter.

Rio Tree Lighting Sign