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About the National Christmas Tree Lighting


Co-presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, The National Christmas Tree Lighting is a beloved American tradition is celebrating its 95th year.

Dating back to President Calvin Coolidge in 1923, the National Christmas Tree Lighting is a great example of the countless ways there are to #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque.

As a bonus, here are four additional fun facts about this great holiday tradition:

• This is the second year that the Hallmark Channel has partnered with the National Park Foundation to exclusively broadcast the ceremony
• The National Christmas Tree is a living tree that can be found in President’s Park year-round
• The National Christmas Tree is a Colorado blue spruce from Virginia
• There will be 56 smaller trees surrounding the National Christmas Tree featuring one-of-a-kind ornaments, representing every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia

Don’t miss the National Christmas Tree Lighting, airing exclusively on Hallmark Channel.