FORT LEE, Va. – The Fort Lee community begins the holiday season with an annual tree lighting ceremony.

In addition to the tree lighting ceremony, Fort Lee’s Grand Illumination will feature an appearance by Santa, train rides on the Candy Express for children, and commemorative Fort Lee ornaments for the first 500 attendees.

Fort Lee’s holiday kick off will take place December 6th, at 4:15 p.m., in front of the Fort Lee Club, at the corner of Mahone Avenue and Battle Drive.

Attending media should contact the Fort Lee Public Affairs Office, at least two hours prior to the event, for coordination instructions at (804) 734-6965, (804) 400-7273.

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Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.