Train, Janelle Monae and More To Light Up The National Christmas Tree

Janelle MonaeThe National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced that jazz legend Arturo Sandoval, singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe, Latin music superstar Prince Royce, and the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning band Train will all perform at the 91st annual National Christmas Tree Lighting.  Additional performers and special guests for the event will be announced in the upcoming weeks.  Follow @TheNationalTree on Twitter and  for the most up-to-date information. 
The 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, December 6 on the Ellipse at President’s Park in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will kick off the holiday season in our nation’s capital and can be viewed online LIVE at beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show. The event can also be seen on public television throughout the month of December.  Broadcast times can be found by checking local listings or visiting 
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.  
More information about the 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting can be found at and on Twitter at

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