Merry Christmas America: The First Family Officially Lights The National Christmas Tree
Since 1923, every year the current President lights the Christmas tree and opens the joyful season of Winter holidays. And on Thursday, November 30, the National Christmas tree sparkled with hundreds of bright lights for the 95th time.
As usual, the fabulous event took place at President's Park nearby the White House. The First Lady lighted the tree behind her with countless blue lights and bright silver stars, and her husband wished America to have a “Merry Christmas.”
This year's ceremony featured lots of famous entertainers. The official program was hosted by a popular actor Dean Cain and NBC's Today host Kathie Lee Gifford. Country singers Craig Campbell and Wynonna Judd, and The Beach Boys band were entertaining the crowd along with the other star guests of the show.
While the fir at President's Park is considered to be the nation's main Christmas tree, the one that stands in front of the Rockefeller Plaza is just as famous. This year, the Tree was lighted on November 29. Thousands of people gathered at the center to witness the magic moment and join the festivities that followed.
Both magnificent events indicate the official beginning of the Winter holidays and festivities across the country. The TV version of the President's Park ceremony will air on Hallmark Channel on Monday, December 4.