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Fireworks show during Baltimore's annual monument Lighting Celebration
A Baltimore Tradition

Monument Lighting

Illuminating the historic Washington Monument is a holiday tradition that DPOB has been involved in for decades. The night includes caroling, food and good cheer. Fireworks cap the evening marking the official start of the holiday season.

This year’s Monument Lighting celebration is taking place on Thursday, December 2 from 5-8pm. 

50th Anniversary Celebration

Planning for the 2021 Monument Lighting is underway. The celebration is taking place Thursday, December 2 from 5-8pm

In 2015, the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy led a multi-award winning renovation on the Washington Monument.

Mount Vernon Place Conservancy has funded and cared for the monument and surrounding park spaces for many years.

Did you know? The Washington Monument is open to the public. The gallery is free. Climbing the 227 steps to the for timeless views of the city of Baltimore is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds support the Conservancy.

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