2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The 99th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on December 2 with live performances by LL Cool J, Chris Stapleton, Patti LaBelle, the US Army Band, and more.

The National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse will be lit every evening and open to the public from December 4, 2021 through January 1, 2022. Surrounding it will be more than 50 smaller trees representing the U.S. states and territories, each featuring unique ornaments created by students.

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