After Thanksgiving, I put on some holiday music and launch the holiday season by decorating our family’s home and Christmas tree. Part of our family’s tradition also includes watching the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, an American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923. This year, the National Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on December 6, 2013.
Social media has enabled anyone the ability to communicate with celebrities, royalty, corporate executives, and now The National Tree. Follow @theNationalTree on Twitter to learn about its heritage, its home in a national park, and information about the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, including additional talent announcements and the event’s host. The tree will tweet during the weeks leading up to the event and throughout the holiday season.
The National Christmas Tree Lighting is presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. You can Watch the National Christmas Tree Lighting live online at TheNationalTree.org or on PBS during the month of December.
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks.