National Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday

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Washington, D.C. will be all aglow Thursday evening when the first family lights up the National Christmas Tree at the ellipse near the White House.

It will be the 94th Annual Pageant of Peace Ceremony.

A star studded lineup of performers will join the first family to ring in the season, including performers James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, among others.

This will be the Obamas’ final time to flip the switch on the Colorado Blue Spruce. The time honored holiday tradition started in 1923 under President Calvin Coolidge.

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