Photo by Sara Jaye Weiss
2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting took place on Thursday,
December 1, 2011 on the Ellipse at President's Park in Washington, D.C.
The ceremony ushers in the holiday season in our nation's capital
and can be viewed on demand online at www.thenationaltree.org . The event can also be seen on public television
throughout the month of December. Check local listings or visit www.thenationaltree.org for more information.
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony marks the opening of the
four-week event sponsored by the National Park Service and the National
Park Foundation, the official charity of America's National Parks.
Originally started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923, this year's ceremony marks the 89th
National Christmas Tree Lighting. The annual event has become an
American holiday tradition. For more information about the 2011
National Christmas Tree Lighting, visit www.thenationaltree.org.
The premier sponsor of this year's National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a
global safety organization. Now in its fourth year, the premier
sponsorship of the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is part of a
national safety campaign by UL to encourage families to Commit a Minute
to Safety this holiday season. You can learn more at www.SafetyAtHome.com.
event supporters include GE Lighting, Amtrak, Guest Services Inc.,
Hargrove Inc., Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Washington, D.C., W
Washington, D.C., Hudler Carolina Tree Farms and the Willard
InterContinental Washington, D.C.
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