Lighting Ceremony

A Beloved American Tradition

The 2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place December 5 on the Ellipse at President’s Park. Co-presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, this beloved American tradition is celebrating its 97th year.

Celebrating 97 Years

Learn about the history of this nearly 100 year-old American tradition.

Timeline and History
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