(DC)- The National Park Service says the free ticket lottery for the 100th National Christmas Tree Lighting is open. This year’s event takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 30 on the Ellipse. Free tickets are awarded through an online lottery. It closes at 10am on November 1st. To enter the lottery, visit ecreation.gov and click “TICKET LOTTERY.” You may also call 877-444-6777 to enter the lottery. Lottery applicants will be notified about their ticket status on Nov. 8.