Crosby, Stills and Nash, Grammy-nominated singer Aloe Blacc, chart-topping singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini, and the Joyous String Quartet have been added to the lineup for the 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting, presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.
The artists will join previously announced acts Fall Out Boy, retro-pop-soul singer Andra Day, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tori Kelly and musician, producer, and philanthropist Trombone Shorty.
This year’s kick-off to the holiday season in the US capital marks the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting and will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015, on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House). Produced by Bounce AEG, the ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show. The event can be seen on public television throughout the month of December. For broadcast times, check local listings or the National Christmas Tree Lighting website.
An American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923, the National Christmas Tree Lighting is a great example of the countless ways there are to #FindYourPark. Launched in March 2015, Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support America’s national parks and community-based programs. Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service’s next 100 years, #FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation’s natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.