National Christmas Tree Lighting Set For December 1, Ticket Lottery Opens November 3rd

On December 1 at 5 p.m. the National Christmas Tree will be lighted for the holiday season, an event that draws thousands to Washington, D.C., one that requires a lottery system to dole out 17,000 free tickets.

Singer Sheryl Crow to Help Mark Lighting of National Christmas Tree

Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow is among the artists who will help kick off the holiday season when the National Christmas Tree is lit on December 3.

Programming Note: Lighting of National Christmas Tree Will Be Televised This Year

Didn't win the lottery to see the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in person? Well, you can still watch the big event either live via your trusty computer or a day later by turning on your television.
NPS Director Bomar gives Barney a Junior Ranger Ceremony; White House video.As part of the continuing "Holiday in the National Parks" celebration, the White House has released a video called BarneyCam in which we get to see President Bush's dogs get Junior Ranger status. It is corny, probably intended just for kids, but I got a laugh out of it. Maybe you will too.