2016 National Christmas Tree

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The National Christmas Tree is a large evergreen tree located in the northeast quadrant of The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, D.C. Each year since 1923, the tree has been decorated as a Christmas tree. The grand illumination of the Christmas lights on the tree by the President of the United States early in December is an annual event. Every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has made formal remarks during the tree lighting ceremony. Since 1954, the event has marked the start of month-long festivities known as the Pageant of Peace. Smaller trees representing the U.S. states, District of Columbia, and the inhabited territories around the National Christmas Tree are referred to as the Pathway to Peace.

For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Christmas_Tree_(United_States)

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2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting –  December 1st

The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, are excited to announce the date for the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House). This year’s kick-off to the holiday season in our nation’s capital will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016.

For more: www.thenationaltree.org

2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting Performers

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National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 2016 at  5:00 p.m. ET
Ellipse in Presidents Park, Washington DC

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  2. 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting – December 1st

    The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, are excited to announce the date for the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House). This year’s kick-off to the holiday season in our nation’s capital will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016.

    For more: http://www.thenationaltree.org

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      President Obama delivers remarks at The Lighting of National Christmas Tree, The First Family also in attendance
      Ellipse in Presidents Park, Washington DC

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