2009-2016 National Christmas Trees

 
 
Christmas Tree decorated in white or yellow lights with golden and red stars throughout
2009 National Christmas Tree
NPS Photo

2009
December 3
Obama


President and Participants: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Pennsylvania (1978). For the 47th consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Sheryl Crow; Common; Jordin Sparks; Randy Jackson; Ray LaMontagne; The U.S. Marine Corps Band; Celtic Woman; PS22 Chorus; and Joshua Redman.



 
Christmas tree decorated with a cascade of white, blue, green, and red lights with a gold colored four point star as the topper
2010 National Christmas Tree
NPS Photo

2010
December 9
Obama


President and Participants: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters, Sasha and Malia, and the president’s mother-in-law Marian Robinson lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Pennsylvania (1978). For the 48th consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: B.B. King; Sara Bareilles; Ingrid Michaelson; Maroon 5; Common; and My Morning Jacket.



 
Christmas Tree decorated with whitish blue lights and stars with a gold colored star on top
2011 National Christmas Tree
NPS Photo

2011
December 1
Obama


President and Participants: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters, Sasha and Malia, and the president’s mother-in-law Marian Robinson lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from New Jersey (2011). For the 49th consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Carson Daly; OneRepublic; Rodney Atkins; Marsha Ambrosius; Big Time Rush; Ellie Goulding; and Kermit the Frog.


 
Christmas Tree decorated in green and red lights and white open stars
2012 National Christmas Tree
NPS Photo

2012
December 6
Obama

President and Participants:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Virginia (2012). For the 50th consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Neil Patrick Harris; Colbie Caillat; Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds; The Fray; Ledisi; Jason Mraz; Phillip Phillips; James Taylor; Evan Shinners; the US Navy Band Commodores; and Rico Rodriquez.



 
Christmas Tree decorated in red and blue light with larger white lights througout
2013 National Christmas Tree
DOI / T. Heilemann

2013
December 6
Obama


President and Participants: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters, Sasha and Malia, and the president’s mother-in-law Marian Robinson lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Virginia (2012). For the 51st consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.


Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Mariah Carey; Jane Lynch; The Avett Brothers; Joshua Bell; Renee Fleming; Forte; Aretha Franklin; Janelle Monae; Prince Royce; Arturo Sandoval; Train; and Nolan Williams, Jr. and Voices of Inspiration.


 
Christmas tree decorated with green and white cascades of lights and a red lights creating a ribbon-like spiral down the tree; topped with a four point golden color star
2014 National Christmas Tree
NPS Photo

2014
December 4
Obama


President and Participants: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters, Sasha and Malia, and the president’s mother-in-law Marian Robinson lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Virginia (2012). For the 52nd consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Tom Hanks; Rita Wilson; Fifth Harmony; Patti LaBelle; NE-YO; Steve Miller; Nico & Vinz; The Tenors; and Chely Wright.



 
Christmas tree decorated with a cascade of white and golden colored lights with a four point star on top
2015 National Christmas Tree
DOI / T. Heilemann

2015
December 3
Obama


President and Participants: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters, Sasha and Malia, the president’s mother-in-law Marian Robinson, and actress Reese Witherspoon lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Virginia (2012). For the 53rd consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.


Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Reese Witherspoon; Fall Out Boy; Andra Day; Tori Kelly; Trombone Shorty; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Aloe Blacc; Kelsea Ballerini; and the Joyous String Quartet.


 
Christmas Tree decorated in red, white and blue lights and larger white stars; a gold colored four point star is the topper
2016 National Christmas Tree
NPS / M. Frutchey

2016
December 1
Obama

President and Participants:
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Sasha lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Virginia (2012). For the 54th consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Chance the Rapper; Kelly Clarkson; Yolanda Adams; James Taylor; The Lumineers; Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood; Eva Longoria Baston; Marc Anthony; Afro Blue; The Airmen of Note; and Simone Manuel.

 

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