And the Countdown Begins!

Alanna SobelNPF Blog

The 89th National Christmas Tree Lighting is almost here! Yes, I'm talking about the incredible, one-of-a-kind, can't-miss, national event in President's Park in our nation's capital.

In case you missed the big news, we announced the complete talent line up this week! We've got Carson Daly, Rodney Atkins, Big Time Rush, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding, Marsha Ambrosius, Kermit the Frog and more! And to top it off, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their family are going to officially light the National Christmas Tree. That's right, it's going to be a fantastic show!

In fact, here's a little teaser to help get you even more pumped up:

If you can't make it out to D.C. this year, don't fret too much as you can always watch the LIVE webstream of the ceremony online at or on your local PBS station. Be sure to check your local listings for broadcast times.

We hope you'll join us for the National Christmas Tree Lighting whether it's in person, online or on T.V.!

Last updated November 30, 2011.

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