2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Features Many Famous Personalities
Following the tradition, the First Family lights the main Christmas tree of the country in Washington, DC. The official ceremony is followed by spectacular performances, live music, and fabulous fireworks.
The tradition has nearly a 100-year-long history. Back in 1923, the 30th President of the U.S. Calvin Coolidge lighted the very first National Christmas Tree. Since then, President's Park witnessed this special moment every year. Today, it is one of the most important and beautiful American holiday traditions.