Twitter Gets a Dose of Holiday Spirit with Launch of @TheNationalTree

Tuesday, November 19, 2013NPF News
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Washington D.C. (November 19, 2013) – It’s not every day that trees get their own Twitter. Then again, not every tree gets to be the National Christmas Tree.


“I’m so excited and honored to be the National Christmas Tree and I can’t wait to chat with all of you on Twitter,” the National Christmas Tree said. “It was fun to announce the first round of talent and I’m totally excited to see who else is coming to my holiday party. This is a dream come true for Colorado blue spruces!”

The living tree resides in President’s Park year-round and thrives under the care of the National Park Service. In addition to lighting up the night sky in the nation’s capital this holiday season, the National Christmas Tree’s goal is to spread holiday cheer to micro bloggers on Twitter. 

Follow @theNationalTree to learn about its heritage, its home in a national park, and information about the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, including additional talent announcements and the event’s host. The tree will tweet during the weeks leading up to the event and throughout the holiday season.

Presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, and produced by Bounce AEG, the National Christmas Tree Lighting is the first event in a four-week holiday celebration in President’s Park. This year’s ceremony marks the 91st annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, an American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923.

For the sixth consecutive year, UL is the premier sponsor of the National Christmas Tree Lighting.  As an independent safety science company, UL’s mission is to promote safe working and living environments for all people. More information can be found at Other event supporters include GE Lighting, Amtrak, Guest Services Inc., Hargrove, Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown DC, Hudler Carolina Tree Farms, Nicolas Holiday, and United.

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