2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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2013 National Christmas Tree
Lighting Ceremony - December 6, 2013

Please visit thenationaltree.org to watch a recording of the December 6 lighting ceremony, then bring the family through December to see the National Christmas Tree, walk the Pathway of Peace, visit Santa's Workshop and more.


About the Event

On Friday, December 6, 2013 the National Park Foundation and National Park Service presented the 91st annual National Christmas Tree Lighting. Nationally known entertainers Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Train and many others, along with the United States military band added to the celebratory evening in which the President of the United States was invited to light the National Christmas Tree and bring a message of peace to the nation and world.

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