The public is invited to attend USS Constitution’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony beginning at 3:30 p.m. on the ship.
The free event will include a visit and photo opportunities with Santa Claus, free hot chocolate and cookies, holiday music, ship tours, and remarks from the ship’s commanding officer.
Guests are invited to view the ship’s gun firing in observance of evening colors, a ceremony for lowering the American Flag on the ship at sunset, which will be at 4:13 p.m.
The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. and photos with Santa Claus will be available after the ceremony.
Entry to board USS Constitution will end at 5 p.m. and guests will be permitted to remain on the ship for free tours until 6 pm.