Mommy Blog Expert: National Christmas Tree Lighting President & First Lady Obama, Celebrity Performances

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

National Christmas Tree Lighting President & First Lady Obama, Celebrity Performances


Holidays



It's the end of November and the holidays are well underway. In fact, the National Park Foundation and National Park Service's 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on Thursday, December 1 at President's Park, one of our country's 413 great national parks.


National Christmas Tree Lighting, 2015
I'm a lifelong lover of the National Park System, who has passed that passion on to all four of my children by taking them to visit 150+ parks in the U.S. So I could not be more excited and honored to be sharing the news that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will light the tree tomorrow. 


My Kids in NPS Uniforms I Made for Them
Hosted by Eva Longoria, many great vocal artists are scheduled to perform at the event, including Yolanda Adams, Marc Anthony, Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, The Lumineers, James Taylor, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Afro Blue, and the Airmen of Note. Swimmer Simone Manuel, Olympic Gold Medalist, is also expected to make a special appearance at the American traditional event. 

This year's National Christmas Tree Lighting must-watch special event will be aired on the Hallmark Channel on Monday, December 5 at 7 pm. Viewers will also be able to see the show on demand at thenationaltree.org starting on Tuesday, December 6.


1st National Christmas Tree Lighting, 1923
The public is invited to visit President's Park in person to see the National Christmas Tree, individual state trees, other holiday displays, and performances on a community stage from December 5 through January 1, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

For more information visit thenationaltree.org. You can also follow @TheNationalTree on Twitter and #NCTL2016 on social media to stay up to date on all the holiday news. 

A special thanks to Bounce, Hallmark, L.L. Bean, GE Lighting, Amtrak, Hargrove, Inc., Hudler Tree Farms, Loews Madison Hotel Washington, D.C., and Washington Marriott at Metro Center for their generous support of the 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting.


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18 comments:

Jaredamy said...

I love when it is time for cities and towns to light their Christmas Trees. What a magical experience.

Jeannette said...

WOW that is really awesome! Those lights on the tree are absolutely breathtaking! That had to have been a fun event!

Stacie said...

I love the lighting of the tree. Christmas trees are so magical. They really make the holiday for me.

Colleen Lanin said...

I think it's amazing that you've visited so many parks. There's nothing like the beauty of nature.

Mistee Dawn said...

I wish I could go to the National Christmas tree lighting one year. What a great event that must be to attend.

Nancy P said...

We just went to our town christmas tree lighting. That is one big beautiful tree!

Stacie said...

How exciting. It would be great to see these trees all lit up.

Tara said...

We don't have anything like this in Canada. It must be beautiful to see.

Kraus House Mom said...

My kids love to see lit Christmas trees. Someday I would love to take them to see the national tree.

Reesa Lewandowski said...

What a great way to celebrate the holidays. I love reading historical things about the holidays.

Meagan Ivie said...

I would love to see the tree lit! Looks so beautiful!

Lisa B said...

This will be a fantastic Tree lighting ceremony. How exciting to have President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama there.

Ann B said...

I would love to see President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama light the tree. It is going to be an amazing celebration.

Elizabeth Lampman said...

This is going to be a fantastic event. I wish I lived closer so I could be there in person.

Aimee Smith said...

This would be such a one in the life time opportunity! I would love to see this in person! So magical!

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

Such an awesome event to attend! I love attending Christmas lighting too especially if there are special people attending!! :D

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

Okay I see your kids in the uniforms but did you actually get to go to the lighting? That would have been so exciting if you did.

Brianne Manz said...

NYC just had their tree lighting yesterday and my children absolutely love watching it on TV. One day I'll take them to go see it! Such a great holiday tradition!