Apply for the National Christmas Tree Music Program

Singers at National Christmas Tree
Members of VoxPop singing during 2015 season.

NPS / A. Garrison

How to Apply
The 2019 application is now available here.

Application Period
We will accept applications September 11-30 2019.

2019 Performance Dates
Dates will be December 11-15 & 17-22.

Selection Process
For the greatest opportunity to perform please select three availability dates.

A selection panel schedules groups at random based on availability dates. We sort applications based on the first preferred date. If a group is not selected for their first choice they then get placed in their second choice date. The group moves to their third choice if not selected for their first two dates.

Saturday and Sunday receive the most requests. If possible please select a weekday as one of your preferred dates.

Performance Information

Performances must be holiday themed and no more than 30 minutes in length. The stage is not covered and is exposed to the elements. The approximate dimensions of the stage are 30 feet wide by 21 feet deep. The size of the group should not exceed 100 people.

A professional sound technician is available on site to assist with set up before the performance. They provide the music equipment including hard-wired microphones and stands, speakers and amplifiers, and a piano. The park provides music stands, chairs, and risers.


If you have questions about the application process or would like to know more about the National Christmas Tree Music Program please contact the Music Program Coordinator.

Last updated: September 16, 2019

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