The 97th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting held on the Ellipse in President’s Park (home to the White House) is taking place onDecember 5th! Co-presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, the tree lighting is a timeless tradition that brings everyone together to celebrate and reflect on favorite holiday memories.
A part of the #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque movement, this special event inspires visitors to incorporate national parks into their holiday traditions. This year, alongside additional performers, country music star Jessie James Decker will be hosting and performing at the holiday event where attendees will get to experience the living, 30-foot Colorado blue spruce National Christmas Tree from Pennsylvania. In addition, there will be 56 smaller trees featuring one-of-a-kind ornaments that represent every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia.
The lighting will be broadcasted on Ovation and REELZ on Monday, December 9th (8:00PM ET on REELZ and 9:00PM ET on Ovation).