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National Christmas Tree Lighting 2015

This year’s kick-off to the holiday season in our nation’s capital marks the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting and was held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House).
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This year’s kick-off to the holiday season in our nation’s capital marks the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting and was held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House).

Airs Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. on KPBS TV

This year’s kick-off to the holiday season in our nation’s capital marks the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting and was held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House). The event can be seen on public television throughout the month of December.

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famers David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash; Grammy-nominated singer Aloe Blacc; chart-topping singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini; Fall Out Boy; Tori Kelly; Trombone Shorty; Miss Piggy; and the Joyous String Quartet have been added to the lineup for the 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting, presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

An American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923, the National Christmas Tree Lighting is a great example of the countless ways there are to #FindYourPark. Launched in March 2015, Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support America’s national parks and community-based programs. Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service's next 100 years, #FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation's natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.

The National Park Service is on Facebook, and you can follow @NatlParkService on Twitter.

National Christmas Tree Lighting 2015
Remarks by President Obama at Lighting of National Christmas Tree