Ceremonies for National Christmas Tree, Capitol Christmas tree coming this week
© Greg Nash

Washington's about to get lit for the holidays with ceremonies being held this week to set both the Capitol Christmas tree and the National Christmas Tree aglow.

First up is the annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting on Wednesday on the West Front Lawn. Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Justices won't fast-track ObamaCare case before election | New virus spreads from China to US | Collins challenger picks up Planned Parenthood endorsement Why Senate Republicans should eagerly call witnesses to testify Trump health chief: 'Not a need' for ObamaCare replacement plan right now MORE (D-Calif.) will do the honors at the festivities, which are open to the public and begin at 5 p.m. 

The Capitol Christmas tree will be illuminated until 11 p.m. each night through the new year.

A day after the Capitol's tree gets its yuletide brightness, President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump beefs up impeachment defense with Dershowitz, Starr Trump welcomes LSU to the White House: 'Go Tigers' The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE are poised to be on hand at the National Christmas Tree lighting.

The pair will help celebrate at the 97th annual lighting on the Ellipse on Thursday. The shindig — which starts at 5 p.m. and will be filmed as part of a TV broadcast — will also feature performances by country music singer Jessie James Decker, Colton Dixon from "American Idol," and "The Voice" alum Spensha Baker.