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LL Cool J to Host National Christmas Tree Lighting, NPS Announces

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The National Park Service (NPS) announced on Thursday that LL Cool J will be the host at the National Christmas Tree Lighting for the second consecutive year.

The 100th ceremony for the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree will be held on the Ellipse in President’s Park on November 30.

The musical lineup that will perform at the ceremony includes Gloria Estefan, Andy Grammer, Joss Stone, and Shania Twain, as well as “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, according to NPS.

Americans will be able to visit the National Christmas Tree and the 58 smaller trees around the tree between December 2 and January 1, from 10 am – 10 pm Sunday-Thursday, and 10 am – 11 pm Friday and Saturday.

CBS will broadcast the ceremony on December 11 from 8 pm to 9 pm, and it will be available on cbs.com starting on December 12.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting was first celebrated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923.

To find out more about the history of the National Christmas Tree, visit NPS’ website.

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