2017-Present National Christmas Trees

Christmas tree decorated with white and yellowish gold lights
2017 National Christmas Tree
NPS / Nathan King

2017
November 30
Trump

President and Participants:
President Donald J. Trump and ceremony hosts Dean Cain and Kathie Lee Gifford led the crowd in a countdown to the tree lighting, and First Lady Melania Trump lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Virginia (2012). For the 55th consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Kathie Lee Gifford; Dean Cain; Craig Campbell; Wynonna; The Beach Boys; Boys II Bow Ties; The Texas Tenors; Mannheim Steamroller; Jack Wagner; the U.S. Navy Band; Steve Gibson; and Us The Duo.


 
Christmas Tree decorated in green and red LED lights with a gold colored four point star on top
2018 National Christmas Tree
NPS / Rachel Hendrix

2018
November 28
Trump


President and Participants: President Donald J. Trump led the crowd in a countdown to the tree lighting, and First Lady Melania Trump and ceremony host Antonio Sabato Jr. lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Virginia (2012). For the 56th consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Antonio Sabato Jr.; Anthony Kearns; Dominican Sisters of Mary; Abby Anderson; LOCASH; Matthew West; Gabby Barrett; Spensha Baker; Thompson Square; Paul Cardall; the US Army Band; and John Driskell Hopkins.


 
Christmas Tree decorated in white lights and stars
2019 National Christmas Tree

NPS / Liz Macro

2019
December 5
Trump


President and Participants: President Donald J. Trump led the crowd in a countdown to the tree lighting, and First Lady Melania Trump lit the tree.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Pennsylvania (2019). For the 57th consecutive year, GE generously donated the design, lights, and ornaments for the National Christmas Tree.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Jessie James Decker; "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band; Spensha Baker; Colton Dixon; Chevel Shepherd; Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus; U.S. Air Force Max Impact; and West Tennessee Youth Chorus.

 
A Christmas tree, topped by a bright star and decorated with red, white and blue lights.
2020 National Christmas Tree

NPS

2020
November 30
Trump

President and Participants:
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lit the tree. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, and Counselor to the Secretary of the Interior Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director for the National Park Service Margaret Everson, also participated in the ceremony which due to the COVID-19 pandemic was held virtually with no in-person audience.

The Tree: Living Colorado blue spruce from Pennsylvania (2019). GE Lighting donated the patriotic design of red, white, and blue opaque LED lights.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: Performers at the event included: Colton Dixon, Jerrod Niemann, Jillian Cardarelli, Jillian Edwards, Kellie Pickler, Laine Hardy, Leaving Austin, Lynda Randle and Michael Tait, Matthew West, Melodie Malone, NPS Arrowhead Jazz Band, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, US Navy Band Sea Chanters, “The President’s Own” US Marine Band.
 
A Christmas tree decorated with lit red and white ornaments.
2021 National Christmas Tree

NPS / Meghan Reese

2021
December 2
Biden


President and Participants: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr and Dr. Jill Biden lit the National Christmas Tree. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, along with National Park Service Ranger Millie Jimenez, also participated in the event.

The Tree: Living white fir from Pennsylvania (2021). GE Lighting donated the design and lights for the tree, which consisted of warm white lights with red and white sphere accent ornaments in a cascading pattern.

Performers/Celebrity Involvement: LL Cool J hosted the 99th National Christmas Tree Lighting, which included performances of beloved holiday tunes by Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb’ Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris and Patti LaBelle performing alongside the US Army Band Downrange and the Howard Gospel Choir.
 

Last updated: January 19, 2022

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