The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation have set the date for the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the White House Ellipse at President’s Park. This year’s kick-off to the holiday season in the nation’s capital will be held Thursday, December 4, at 5 p.m. Free tickets for the lighting ceremony will be awarded through an online lottery.
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their family will officially light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday at the 90th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in President’s Park.
True, the year-end holidays are a ways off yet, but the lights on the National Christmas Tree in Washington will be turned on December 6, and if you want to be there in person it's time to start planning.
Following seven years of planning and design, an extensive rehabilitation of the White House Visitor Center in President's Park in Washington gets under way this week.
The National Christmas Tree, located on the Ellipse south of the White House, has been lost due to complications resulting from transplant shock according to the National Park Service.
A watchdog group on Tuesday raised questions about how the National Park Foundation spends its charitable dollars, saying the organization lacks transparency and is top heavy. Foundation CEO Neil Mulholland adamantly rebutted those charges, saying they were "factually incorrect."