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National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • By Maja Micudova
  • Last Update: 34 weeks ago
  • Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

The National Christmas Tree and smaller trees representing the US states and other country's territories are lit on the Ellipse near the White House in a ceremony that annually kicks off the US Christmas season.

According to decades-long tradition, the illumination of the Christmas lights is done by the country's president. 

The event marks the start of month-long festivities known as the Pageant of Peace

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