It may be October, but it is already time to start making plans for Christmas.
The lottery for free tickets to the 2018 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony opens Thursday, October 18 at 8 a.m. and runs until 8 a.m. Monday, October 22.
You can enter online to win tickets here, or you can call 1-877-444-6777. Those who win tickets will be notified on October 29.
The 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C. is on November 28.