The National Christmas Tree is illuminated during the lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington D.C., Dec. 1, 2011. The White House is visible in the background. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
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National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is December 6th!

The National Christmas Tree is illuminated during the lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington D.C., Dec. 1, 2011. The White House is visible in the background. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
The National Christmas Tree is illuminated during the lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington D.C., Dec. 1, 2011. The White House is visible in the background. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
The National Park Foundation is proud to present the lighting ceremony for the National Christmas Tree, fast approaching on December 6th!

Visit the official website http://thenationaltree.org/ to watch it live. Tune in early to catch all the wonderful performers entertaining us throughout the day like: Aretha Franklin, Joshua Bell, The Avett Brothers, Train, Arturo Sandoval and many, many more.

The tree has it’s own Twitter account too, which you can follow here: @theNationalTree

Get into the spirit of the holidays and support the National Park Foundation and National Park Service by tuning in, and while your’re on the site, sign up for a chance to win a poster signed by the performers! You can also learn more about the park programs, explore American history through the stories of past tree lighting ceremonies and more.

Does your family have a tree decorating tradition? Let us know in the comments below!

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