The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation have announced that President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their family will officially light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday, December 4 at the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in President’s Park, one of America’s 401 national parks.
Co-hosted by actor and producer Tom Hanks and singer-songwriter, actress, and producer Rita Wilson, this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting features a line-up of performers, including Wilson herself.
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Additionally, pop phenomenon Fifth Harmony, Grammy-winning legend Patti Labelle, multi Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actor NE-YO, multiplatinum-selling artist Steve Miller, pop world duo Nico & Vinz, award-winning vocal group The Tenors, and country star Chely Wright will perform holiday favorites.
The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. ET with the National Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show, co-hosted by 94.7 FRESH FM’s Tommy McFLY and ABC7/WJLA-TV’s Jummy Olabanji.
The event will air on public television throughout the month of December. For details, you can visit the National Christmas Tree Lighting website.
Photo: President Barack Obama, Courtesy: The White House