The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2010
Airs Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Explore American history through the story of a favorite holiday tradition - the lighting of the national Christmas tree.
Decorate Your Own Christmas Tree
Create and decorate your own Christmas tree and send it to friends and family.
Celebrating its 87th year, the lighting of the national Christmas tree signals the start of the holiday season across the country. The program, which will tape on December 9, 2010 at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., marks the beginning of the holiday season across the country.
Hosted by the First Family in the President’s Park, the show will feature blues legend B.B. King, Grammy® Award-nominated singer-songwriter/pianist Sara Bareilles, and Grammy® Award-winning band Maroon 5. The festivities and performances will conclude with the illumination of the decorated tree. Additional performers and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
Beginning Friday, December 10, 2010 watch the full show including every performance, presenter and holiday festivity at thenationaltree.org.