Tom Hanks to Host the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced that actor and producer Tom Hanks and singer-songwriter, actress, and producer Rita Wilson will co-host the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.

Wilson will also perform during the show. Additionally, multi Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actor NE-YO, multiplatinum-selling artist Steve Miller, and country star Chely Wright will join pop phenomenon Fifth Harmony, Grammy-winning legend Patti LaBelle, pop world duo Nico & Vinz, and award-winning vocal group The Tenors in performing a collection of holiday favorites.

This year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 4, on the Ellipse at President’s Park, one of America’s 401 national parks, in Washington, D.C.

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.

Photo courtesy: National Christmas Tree Lighting

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